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Medical Office Assistant MA - General Surgery (Limited Duration)

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Job ID: 34929
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Office Assistant MA - General Surgery (Limited Duration) for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $23.01, more depending on experience.

JOB SUMMARY

Interim Position - Medical Assistant (MA) pending State Licensure. Limited Duration Position. 

In collaboration with the healthcare team, assists providers in the delivery of patient care in the clinic setting. Coordinates patient flow by identifying and prioritizing individual patient needs. Provides outstanding customer service to patient’s families and co-workers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Directs patients to exam rooms and prepares them for examination and treatment.
  • Prepares chart; cleans and prepares exam and/or treatment rooms; select, setup and maintain medical supplies and equipment for all examinations, procedures and/or anesthesia interview as applicable.
  • Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization and panel cleanup. Assists with ordering and putting away supplies. 
  • May transport specimens.
  • May assist in scheduling patients for tests, initial and follow up appointments. Sends appointment reminder letters, monitors voicemail, and may take non-clinical calls from patients and staff.
  • Completes all necessary documentation, faxing, sorting, and printing. May maintain patient files, records, and other information including entry of data into electronic medical record. 
  • Collaborates with a variety of personnel and departments to ensure smooth clinic operations. 
  • Can perform all related job functions of a non-licensed Medical Assistant.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Upcoming completion of an accredited Medical Office Assistant or Medical Assistant Program

Experience

One Year of medical office or related customer service experience preferred.

Licensure:

  • Washington: Applied for WA State Medical Assistant licensure - must show proof of the application for licensure.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required upon hire.

Other Skills:

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate a caring, respectful, and compassionate attitude towards all people.
  • Takes responsibility for personal growth.
  • Takes initiative to meet the challenges within the environment.
  • Oriented toward solutions through collaboration. 

Working Conditions:
Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids daily. (Certain locations may) Requires the use of a Powered Air Purifying System (PAPR). (Certain locations may) Requires the use of an N-95 mask Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less. Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time). Work requires moderate physical exertion from 34 to 65% of the time.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.  

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