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Medical Assistant Certified - Morton Clinic - (Full-time)

Category:

Clinical

Schedule:

Full-time

Description:

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.

Minimum qualifications:

  • 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.

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