Kaiser Permanente Medical Assistant – Primary Care (0.8 FTE Port Orchard) in BREMERTON, Washington
Title: Medical Assistant – Primary Care (0.8 FTE Port Orchard) Location: WA - Bremerton-Port Orchard-Port Orchard Tremont Medical Center Job Number: 171927
The Medical Assistant (full-time) is an integral member of the healthcare team. Provides direct and indirect nursing care to patients in routine nursing situations, under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or provider. Functions under the direct supervision of the RN or provider in complex situations in which the patient is unstable or requires urgent or emergent care. Schedule is Monday through Friday at the Port Orchard Medical Center. Only applications with an active Medical Assistant - Certified or Medical Assistant - Certified Interim credential with the Washington Department of Health will be considered. Summary:
Team/Practice – manage daily virtual work, organize work to promote team/provider efficiency, collaborate with provider for daily needs/schedule coordination, review provider schedule and anticipate needs, keep visits running on time, communicate delays with patients, manage same-day schedule additions, provide support for patient forms completion, stock supplies as needed between patient visits Clinic Flow/Office Management – Computer literacy – scheduling software, e-mail, electronic medical records (Epic) Prepare visit per Medical Home Model Standards (MHM) Participate in daily huddles: Review reason for visit & last visit summary to anticipate visit support needs. Review daily schedule with provider to identify specific needs for visit. Exam room preparation Special Needs – Anticipate age-specific needs, anticipate need for special forms, use resources for interpretive services Patient Orientation & Check-in: document weight, VS, reason for visit & concerns or questions patient wants provider to address, review medications, coordinate visit with RN when needed, enter orders when appropriate, communicate with provider regarding special needs, follow policies for patient confidentiality Patient Discharge and Visit Completion – Assist patient during and after visit, ensure completion of forms, coordinate care with needed ancillary services, instruct patient for next steps, process specimens as needed, clean & maintain equipment, clean exam room in prep for next patient Call and Inbasket Management – follow Group Health guidelines for call and message handling per scope of practice, follow work flow standards, document call in electronic medical record Telephone Management and Follow-up – Recognize urgent/emergency situations and refer appropriate calls to licensed staff as needed, encourage patient to use on-line Group Health resources when appropriate, conduct follow-up calls, provide preventive care instruction when directed/appropriate, screen messages and forward as appropriate Patient Care – Use safety and universal precautions Perform nursing procedures per scope of practice – take and record vital signs, postural vital signs and apical pulse, adult vaccines, perform EKG (depending on care setting) Assist with cast care and removal – recognize cast problems Referral Management – Processing referrals, reviewing referral status, providing patient with instructions, assist patient in making appointments as appropriate, follow referral guidelines as delegated by the provider, use urgent or emergent designation as directed Set up and assist with procedures such as:
Female Reproductive System -Set up and assist with: pelvic exam, pap smears, wet prep, cultures, vaginal warts, diaphragm fitting, cervical cap fitting, endometrial biopsy, colposcopy and reproductive implant insertions OB/GYN - Assist with monitoring & documenting fetal heart tones using Doppler, under direction Perform ear irrigation for wax removal, vision screening test, Tympanogram when appropriate Pediatrics – use oral, rectal, transdermal and tympanic thermometer, measure and record head circumference, length/height, weight on infant scale or standing scale, plot and print growth grid, provide consent forms and patient information for immunizations, provide age-appropriate Healthy Kids/Healthy Future handouts Specimen Collection – Urine: Voided/midstream, culture, straining urine, bagged urine. Stool: Hemoccult test, culture ova and parasites. Sputum, expectorated: culture & cytology. Provide patient instruction & travel directions when needed Acute Care – Assist with procedures as directed, perform selected nursing procedures Other Procedures – Positioning techniques including recovery position, supine, Trendelenberg/reverse Trendelenberg, Sims, Lithotomy/Dorsosacral Position, Fowlers/Semi-Fowlers, Log roll Qualifications: Experience Requirements: Preferred: Family Practice MA experience including obstetrics and pediatrics Knowledge Requirements: Minimum: Basic or limited knowledge and skills listed on the Kaiser Permanente Medical Assistant Competencies/Skills Inventory. Preferred: Knowledge of Patient Centered Integrated Care Model Education Requirements: Minimum: High School/GED. Graduate of accredited program as Medical Assistant. Certification Requirements: Minimum: At time of hire Medical Assistant-Certified credential or Interim Medical Assistant-Certified credential. Washington State Department of Health issued credential. Interim credential expires 1 year from date of issuance. Able to obtain shortly after hire Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification or must obtain within 90 days of hire. External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status. Job: Medical Assistants Bargaining Unit: SEIU Service Staff West FTE: 0.8 Schedule: Part-time Shift: Day Job Days of shift: Variable M-F Hours of shift: Variable 0800-1730 Travel: No Job level: Individual Contributor Job type: Standard Employee status: Regular J2W code: NUR5E
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.