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Certified Medical Assistant

Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services Chiloquin, OR
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $31,063 to $44,371 Annually
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

The Certified Medical Assistant will provide patient care and assist nursing staff in the Klamath Tribes’ Medical Clinic. This position will be responsible for a full range of back office tasks for the Medical Clinic and will exercise full professional discretion and technical judgment based on training. Routine duties shall include providing health care related services to individuals eligible for services provided by Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services in homes, schools, clinics, alternate job sites and other community locations within the Klamath Tribes’ Service Unit.

Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services

3949 South 6th Street

Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Phone: (541) 882-1487 or 1-800-552-6290

HR Fax: (541) 273-4564

OPEN: 10-09-2019

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Care for and treat patients as directed by Nursing Staff; prepare patients for and assist with examinations. Administer injections and medications, dress wounds and incisions, and perform related tasks.

2. Under Nursing Staff supervision, maintain records of vital statistics and other pertinent data for patients; document any significant changes for physician review.

3. As per established protocol, CMA will provide telephone and office triage; including obtaining chief complaint, existing health problems, and health maintenance needs for all patients, as assigned. CMA will notify Nurses of patient care needs and the need for assessment.

Position Description: Certified Medical Assistant Page 2 of 5 Revised: 11/26/2018

4. Under the Nurse’s direction, order and/or run laboratory tests as specified for patients.

5. Coordinate clinical and health care follow-up activities for patients as directed by a Nurse.

6. Provide accurate, complete, legible, and timely documentation of all patient contacts in patient charts.

7. Arrange exam room instruments and equipment; keep exam rooms neat and clean. Follow appropriate protocol for disposing of contaminated supplies and sterilization of medical equipment.

8. Perform and accurately log quality control checks on lab equipment and rapid tests conducted at the clinic.

9. Perform EKG testing under Nurse’s directions.

10. Maintain Medical Clinic equipment under the Nurse’s direction.

11. Observe universal precautions in providing patient care.

12. The incumbent will be called upon to accomplish other tasks within their scope of work.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

Work is performed under the general direction of the Infection Nurse Supervisor. This position requires consistent, sound judgment and the ability to work independently with minimum direct supervision. The Certified Medical Assistant will work within the context of standing orders and protocols.

The supervisor outlines the overall program objectives and priorities, time limit, and financial resources available. The employee plans and schedules recurring work, handles routine problems, and completes work using own initiative. Exercise professional knowledge and judgment in interpreting guideline and applicability.

Work is reviewed from an overall standpoint in terms of meeting objectives, effectiveness, and compliance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

Knowledge of health care operating techniques.

Ability to establish rapport with patients to accomplish problem solving and education. Position Description: Certified Medical Assistant Page 3 of 5 Revised: 11/26/2018

Ability to communicate orally and in writing. This person should be able to express her/himself in a clear and concise manner for the purpose of correspondence, providing reports, and obtaining information or conveying messages between clients, outside providers and other staff members.

Ability to function effectively under pressure of time and/or demands of several tasks at once by effectively planning, organizing and prioritizing workload.

Possess good public and interpersonal relationship skills. This person should be able to meet with a variety of individuals in a professional manner, using tact, diplomacy, and mature judgment.

Ability to perform work and accomplish tasks in accordance with established policies, procedures, practices, and priorities of the office.

Must have ability to complete required documentation and required written follow-up.

Must be able to participate and promote teamwork, be courteous to patients, their family members and co-workers.

Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of medical records and adhere to the standards for health record-keeping, HIPAA and Privacy Act requirements.

Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services

Why Work Here?

Awesome Medical Team

Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services is a division of the Klamath Tribes and is responsible for providing healthcare services to the Native American population who reside in Klamath County. Any person living in Klamath County who is able to provide proof of their Native American heritage is eligible to receive healthcare services at The Klamath Tribes Wellness Center. OUR VISION In service of its mission, Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services envisions a vibrant and healthy tribal community through the delivery of an accessible, high-quality, innovative, sustainable, and culturally-relevant healthcare program. OUR MISSION To advance the overall mission of The Klamath Tribes and the trust responsibilities of the Indian Health Service and the United States government by providing quality, comprehensive, patient-focused health care in a culturally-sensitive manner while eliminating disparities and barriers to health. OUR CORE VALUES Waq’lis ?i is a term from our language and means “How are you?” We have incorporated the word to help convey our core values to one another. Core values are the principles that guide our day to day behaviors, our decisions, our actions and our relationships with each other and with the people we serve. (W) Wellness – We strive to improve the wellbeing of our patients through preventive approaches to health management by providing services to increase balance in body, mind, spirit, and heart. (A) Accountability – We accept responsibility for our actions, attitudes and mistakes. (Q) Quality – We strive to deliver high quality patient care and we all take part in quality improvement activities. We endeavor to ensure patient and employee safety. ’ (L) Leadership Excellence – Every KTHFS employee is a leader. Our actions are driven by our desire to do our best at all times. We work together to make the most efficient use of our resources, with dedication, commitment and perseverance. (I) Integrity and Ethics – We accept responsibility for our behaviors and aspire to the highest standards of ethical conduct and performance. We are honest in our everyday business dealings. We protect confidentiality and secure patient health information. (S) Service and Sensitivity – We demonstrate commitment to our community through exceptional service to all internal and external customers. Going above and beyond for all of our patients is our expectation. We honor cultural traditions and values and we treat others the way we want to be treated, with sensitivity. We always respond to the needs of our patients and fellow workers—with respect and compassion. ? (I) Innovation – We seek innovative solutions on issues affecting the health of our patients and the status of the organization.

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330 Chiloquin Blvd, Chiloquin, Oregon 97624
Chiloquin, OR
97624 USA

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