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Medical Office Assistant - Orthopedics

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Job ID: 57675
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Office Assistant for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. Hourly compensation is $21.63 – $29.13; hiring rate dependent on qualifications, professional experience, and/or work location.

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Bellingham, WA is the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, urban living, strong schools, great shopping & cuisine, and so much more! These amenities are surrounded by incredible scenery, from the sea to the mountains and the rainforest, making this community an amazing place to live. Acclaimed for its small-city flavor and the home of Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham has a robust art, music and cultural scene while boasting 65 miles of inner-urban trails to explore, pristine lakes, forests, saltwater beaches, and snow-covered peaks - there are unlimited opportunities for breathtaking hikes, relaxing camping trips, water activities, bird watching, snow sports, and scenic drives! 

In collaboration with the healthcare team, assists providers in the delivery of patient care in the clinic setting working within the scope of practice for a Medical Office Assistant. Coordinates clinic workflow by identifying and prioritizing individual patient needs.

Details of the position:

  • Prepares exam and/or treatment rooms prior to patient rooming, ensuring infection prevention standards are met and setup of necessary equipment for examination. Prepares patient for examination and treatment or anesthesia interview as appropriate, by obtaining height, weight, blood pressure and temperature (after competency validation is completed).
  • Transcribes information from patient questionnaires and updates Health Maintenance. May assign My PeaceHealth questionnaires as directed. Ensures chart notes from outside entities are received and information is updated in chart.
  • Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments. Assists with ordering and supply management. Manages temp track medication / immunization refrigeration.. Assists with Recall List management.
  • May transport specimens.
  • May assist in scheduling patients for non-urgent tests, initial and follow up appointments. Sends appointment reminder letters, monitors voicemail and may take non-clinical calls from patients and staff. May notify patient by standard letter or My PH template only, of normal results that have been reviewed by a clinical caregiver. May transport patients utilizing escort or wheeled transport equipment.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you bring:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One year of medical office or related customer service experience preferred.
  • BLS Required.
  • Ability to maintain patient privacy and 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.
  • Demonstrates 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.

For a full description or questions about the position, contact Purneet, [email protected]

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

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.

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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