ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
TITLE: Medical Assistant
REPORTS TO POSITION: Clinic Supervisor
DATE LAST REVIEWED: January 12, 2018
OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community, together
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
The Medical Assistant (MA) position is assimilated throughout St. Charles Medical Group encompassing practices in three Central Oregon counties and numerous specialties including family care, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, immediate/urgent care, cardiology, pulmonology, rheumatology, general surgery, cancer care, behavioral health and sleep medicine. Our MA's collaborate with physicians and non-clinical staff to assure we are providing our community with comprehensive and compassionate health care.
The Medical Assisrtant will be responsible for daily patient flow for each respective physician for whom they work. Must use triage skills to gather information from which designated staff can make appropriate patient health assessments and to anticipate physician's needs as they relate to the patients' medical care.
This position does not manage any other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Escorts patients to exam rooms and prep for physician assessment.
Records and maintains patient's medical data in patient's medical chart.
Assists physician with answering phone requests from patients and/or other medical professionals and institutions.
Performs a variety of physician-requested ancillary and/or surgical patient procedures. (This excludes the administration of IV medication.)
Maintains equipment, instruments supply inventory levels.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.
Required: High school diploma or GED.
Preferred: Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program.
Required: Current MA Certification from one of the following; The American Medical Technology Association (AMT), The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), The National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP) Certification, National Healthcareer Association (NHA) or licensure as an intermediate or paramedic level EMT, Oregon LPN, or Oregon RN.
AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification.
Valid Oregon driver's license and ability to meet St. Charles Health System driving requirements. Ability to travel to business functions/trainings/meetings and all St. Charles Health System worksites.
Preferred: Current American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) certification
Required: Must have basic knowledge of ICD-10, CM/CPT/HCPCS coding conventions and procedures. Working knowledge of medical practice management information systems. Basic knowledge of physician office documentation standards. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and meet all HIPPAA requirements.
Those candidates with NHA certification that qualified due to work experience rather than graduation from an accredited Medical Assisting Program will be required to have 2 years of experience in Medical Assisting.
Preferred: Two (2) years of Medical Assisting experience.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Continually (75% or more): Standing, walking, keyboard operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling 1-25 pounds. Operation of motor vehicle for Home Health and Wound Caregivers
Occasionally (25%): Bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching, Climbing ladder/step-stool* (*varies by area), reaching overhead, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, grasping/squeezing, whispered speech level
Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs
Never (0%): operation of motor vehicle
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Rarely (10%): Wet/Slippery Area, chemical solution
Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:20
Shift:First Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?No
Job Family:MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Compensation (min.):17.5/ Hour
Compensation (mid):21.885/ Hour
Compensation (max):26.27/ Hour
Scheduled Days of the Week:Variable
Shift Start & End Time:Monday - Friday