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Medical Assistant Certified - Morton Clinic - (Full-time)
The Medical Assistant Certified provides professional care to patients who present with urgent, emergent, chronic, or potential health problems. Provides patient care services under the direction of the provider and/or physician. Works as a team with other clinic staff in providing timely and appropriate patient services, including phone triage and patient teaching/instruction. Assists the provider and/or physician in minor procedures as directed.
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- Current Washington State Medical Assistant-Certification. Current American Heart Association BLS Certification or must be obtained within 30 days of hire.
Primary job responsibilities:
Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care according to established standards.
- Demonstrates knowledge of pathophysiology and the disease process by thorough, accurate assessments and documentation of same.
- Alerts appropriate staff members to pertinent information regarding changes in patients' condition in order to ensure safe care.
- Documents accurately, promptly, and appropriately according to clinic procedure, including condition, treatment initiated, and results.
- Provides accurate and appropriate information to provider.
- Adjusts care to the age-related needs of the patient.
- Provides and/or assists medical assistant functions.
- Administers medication and treatment according to procedure/protocol for MA's. Documents what is given and patient response to treatment or medication.
- Updates Medication Administration Record in patient's chart to reflect physician orders.
- Performs therapeutic and diagnostic procedures as prescribed; UA'S only.
- Keeps rooms neat and uncluttered.
- Participates in holistic approach in assessing the patients through documentation, on appropriate forms.
- Demonstrates sensitivity to patients' emotional, social and mental health needs.
- Participates in plan of care and reports changes and/or concerns to provider.
- Identifies the psycho-social characteristics of patients.
- Approaches age-related needs appropriately.
- Provides training for self-care according to patient capabilities.
Maintains a safe environment
- Observes all infection control and safety policies and procedures.
- Assures patient compliance with safety precautions.
- Demonstrates knowledge of clinic emergency procedures and codes.
- Provides adequate protection of patient during care and transport.
- Maintains medical emergency kit with appropriate equipment.
- Replaces sharps containers as needed.
- Contributes to an efficient, cohesive, and coordinated clinic by using good communication skills.
- Answers phone promptly, checks voice mail frequently, and delivers messages to appropriate staff members.
- Conducts patient care in a professional manner while demonstrating a caring and compassionate attitude.
- Documents care as directed.
- Keeps provider informed of patient responses, complaints, or other problems.
- Accepts direction and guidance from provider.
- Attends a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education in health care per year.
- Responds to stressful situation in mature, calm manner.
Utilize knowledge of basic nursing principles.
- Administers routine immunizations, therapeutic injections and skin tests. Documents appropriately. Educates parents/patient on waiting times and expected reactions.
- Obtains blood pressure, pulse, respiration's, and temperature on all patients unless provider specifies otherwise. Informs provider of unusual changes.
- Obtains weight on all patients.
- Peak flow measurement obtained on all patients with symptoms of severe respiratory distress, and/or complaints of asthma exacerbation.
- Pulse oxymetry obtained on all patients with severe respiratory symptoms.
- Assists with emergencies as needed.
- Provides accurate, complete, legible and timely documentation of all nursing procedures in the medical record.
- Assists with medical exams and surgical procedures as needed.
- Demonstrates awareness of current state, federal and local laws governing the delivery of care.
- Uses appropriate reporting mechanisms as required by state laws.
- Respects the dignity, confidentiality and privacy of all patients. Obtains appropriate authorizations and consents for treatment.
- Obtains appropriate authorizations and consents for treatment.
- Provides open and timely communication with patients, families and their significant others.
- Provides sufficient information to allow patients and their significant other to participate in the patient's care.
- Provides educational resources to the patient/family as appropriate.
- Demonstrates commitment to education and sharing of knowledge.
- Assist in the orientation of new personnel to the office.
- Obtains ongoing education consistent with the level and area of practice.
- Maintains current CPR and other appropriate certifications.
- Ensures that appearance and personal conduct are professional at all times.
- Works at maintaining a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship within the office.
- Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
- Required to cover for vacation or sick days at other hospital owned clinics when requested.
- Other duties as assigned.
Standard for portrayal of mission and values:
- Employee demonstrates and fosters the Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 values of achievement, creativity and innovation, teamwork, quality, and integrity.
- Employee demonstrates and fosters the mission of Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 to provide our highest level of compassionate, diligent and professional medical care.
- Is cooperative and supportive to others within the department and hospital providing care and services.
- Treats individuals including patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patient families, physicians, volunteers, visitors and others with respect, dignity and fairness.
- Behaves professionally and ethically in all interactions with patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patients' families, physicians volunteers, and others.
- Is consistently courteous to patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patient’s families, physicians, volunteers and others; greets individuals and provides assistance and direction in an attentive and helpful manner.
- Willingly strives at continuous quality improvement to achieve quality work the first time every time.
- Is willing to learn new procedures and develop new skills for the purpose of improving quality of care and services.
- Willingly participates as a member of work team(s) supporting the goals and objectives of the department and the district.
- When answering the telephone, is courteous to caller, clearly identifies department, name and takes a message or directs calls as necessary in a helpful manner.
Open until filled