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Medical Assistant or LPN - Pediatrics

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

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Assistant or LPN - Pediatrics for a Full Time, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $18.62 for new grad MAs or $22.19 for new grad LPNs, more depending on experience.

JOB SUMMARY

Medical Assistant: In collaboration with the healthcare team, assists physicians/providers in the delivery of patient care working within the scope of practice for a Medical Assistant.

LPN Clinic: Responsible for ensuring delivery of quality nursing care to clinic patients as directed by clinic’s healthcare providers. The Clinic LPN functions as a care member of the interdisciplinary care team and fulfills/shares the roles and responsibilities of rooming nurse, and clinical support nurse in the ambulatory patient care setting.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Medical Assistant:

  1. Prepares patients for examination and treatment or anesthesia interview as applicable. Takes and records patient history and vital signs as applicable.
  2. Prepares exam and/or treatment rooms; select, setup and maintain medical supplies and equipment for all examinations, procedures and/or anesthesia interview as applicable.
  3. Gives injections, applies splints and dressings, and facilitates simple wound management under provider orders.
  4. Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization.
  5. May transport specimens.
  6. May assist in scheduling patients for tests, initial and follow up appointments.
  7. May maintain patient files, records, and other information including entry of data into electronic medical record.
  8. May provide phone screening of patient to appropriate clinical staff and/or physician.
  9. Collaborates with a variety of personnel and departments to ensure smooth clinic operations.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

LPN Clinic:

  1. Assess and implement patient care under supervision. Prepares patient for examination.
  2. Provide direct patient care. Assists provider with examination and treatment of patient as directed.
  3. Under the oversight of provider, may be responsible for telephone triage using age specific triage protocol books and computerized resources.
  4. Document patient care in health record according to department standards.
  5. Obtains and conveys information to and from patients, pharmacies, and other providers as directed and supervised by a licensed provider; may obtain referral authorizations for treatment as directed by provider.
  6. Ensures own professional effectiveness through continued education and professional development.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:
Medical Assistant

  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant or Medical Office Assistant program is required. An approved educational program/course of study that allows caregivers to sit for the MOA certification exam will be considered (e.g. Associate’s degree in Allied Health).

LPN Clinic

  • Graduate of an accredited State Board of Nursing LPN program required.

EXPERIENCE / TRAINING:

Medical Assistant:

One year experience in a medical office preferred.

LPN Clinic:

  • One year clinical experience as an LPN preferred. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

Medical Assistant

  • State of Washington Medical Assistant license required.
  • State of Washington Medical Assistant Interim Certified credential accepted. Caregiver must obtain Medical Assistant Certified (Non-Interim) credential within 12 months of date of issuance of interim credential by the State of Washington
  • National Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) preferred

LPN Clinic

  • Current licensure as an LPN in the State of Washington

OTHER SKILLS:

Medical Assistant:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.
  • Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality.
  • Ability to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members.
  • 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.

LPN Clinic:

  • Basic computer skills required including familiarity with MS Office applications.
  • Must have cooperative working and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of patients, families and staff.
  • Effective prioritization skills with the ability to manage multiple clinical tasks at one time.
  • Must be well organized, detail oriented, flexible and able to function independently.

PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion 34 to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation, or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids daily.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

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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