Medical Assistant - Family Practice:
PeaceHealth

158199-en_US
PeaceHealth
Ketchikan Alaska
Healthcare
Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Assistant - Family Practice for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 158199

 

MEDICAL ASSISTANT JOB SUMMARY

In collaboration with the healthcare team, assists physicians/providers in the delivery of patient care working within the scope of practice for a Medical Assistant.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Prepares patients for examination and treatment or anesthesia interview as applicable.  Takes and records patient history and vital signs as applicable.
  2. Prepares exam and/or treatment rooms; select, setup and maintain medical supplies and equipment for all examinations, procedures and/or anesthesia interview as applicable.
  3. Gives injections, applies splints and dressings, and facilitates simple wound management under provider orders.
  4. Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization.
  5. May transport specimens.
  6. May assist in scheduling patients for tests, initial and follow up appointments.
  7. May maintain patient files, records, and other information including entry of data into electronic medical record.
  8. May provide phone screening of patient to appropriate clinical staff and/or physician.
  9. Collaborates with a variety of personnel and departments to ensure smooth clinic operations.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:     

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred. 
  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant or Medical Office Assistant program is required. An approved educational program/course of study that allows caregiver to sit for the MOA certification exam will be considered (e.g. Associate’s degree in Allied Health).

 

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Minimum of one year experience in a medical office preferred. 

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • See below for licensure/certification requirements for each community. When referring to the National Certification requirement below, the following are acceptable in meeting that requirement:
  • Certified Medical Assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants AAMA
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) through the American Medical Technologists (AMT)
  • Clinical Medical Assistant certification through the National Health Career Associates (NHA)
  • National Certified Medical Assistant through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

 

OTHER SKILLS:  

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.
  • Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality.
  • Ability to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer and office equipment. Familiarity with desktop computing tools, multi-line phone systems and insurance billing preferred.
  • Ability to efficiently manage time and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Understand the principles of asepsis if applicable.

 

COMMUNITY/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

ALASKA:

  • Current certification for Medical Office Assistant or Medical Assistant is preferred, not required at this time. 
  • After certification, training and verification of competency, Medical Assistants will be allowed to give injections.

 

 

 

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

 

About PeaceHealth

 

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

 

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Ketchikan community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

 

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

 

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

 

Location: Ketchikan, Wilson Building (303)
Job Category:  Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $18.68, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support

 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

 

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

 

Posting Notes: Ketchikan || Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support || Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, LPN || Full Time || FAMILY PRACTICE SVCS

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