PeaceHealth Medical Assistant - Bellingham, Pulmonary Job in Bellingham, Washington
Req ID: 144119
PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Assistant - Bellingham, Pulmonary for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.
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.
Prepares patients for examination and treatment or anesthesia interview as applicable. Takes and records patient history and vital signs as applicable.
Prepares exam and/or treatment rooms; select, setup and maintain medical supplies and equipment for all examinations, procedures and/or anesthesia interview as applicable.
Gives injections, applies splints and dressings, and facilitates simple wound management under provider orders.
Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization.
May transport specimens.
May assist in scheduling patients for tests, initial and follow up appointments.
May maintain patient files, records, and other information including entry of data into electronic medical record.
May provide phone screening of patient to appropriate clinical staff and/or physician.
Collaborates with a variety of personnel and departments to ensure smooth clinic operations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
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).
- Minimum of one year experience in a medical office preferred.
See below for licensure/certification requirements for each community.
Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
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:
State of Washington Medical Assistant –certified licensure required.
State of Washington Medical Assistant – Interim Certified credential accepted. Caregiver must obtain Medical Assistant- Certified (Non-Interim) credential within 12 months of date of issuance of interim credential by the State of Washington
Bellingham, PIMC and United General:
Washington state license required at date of hire.
National certification required upon hire or within 6 months of hire.
State licensure and national certification must be maintained.
PHMG – Primary Care Medical Home:
Use decision support functions of EHR in tandem with standing order/protocols to manage patient populations.
Assist provider in documenting details of patient encounter, order tests and referrals.
ST.JOSEPH PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:
Work requires moderate physical exertion 34 to 65% of the time.
Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less.
Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids daily.
Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).
Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, 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 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship – the spirit of health.
We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package at http://www.peacehealth.org/sites/default/files/externalallbenefits_overview.pdf and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers .
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Location: Bellingham, WA, Marble Building (224)
Job Category: CNA/LPN/MA
Shift Length: 8 Hours
Work Type: Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $16.02, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Certified Medical Assistant - Washington; National Certified Medical Assistant
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: Bellingham, WA || CNA/LPN/MA || Full Time || SPECIALTY SVCS