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Medical Assistant - Gastroenterology

Job ID: 4222
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth Medical Group Clinics are Hiring Medical Assistants - $500 Sign-on Bonus  

PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Assistant - Gastroenterology for a Full Time, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $18.62, more depending on experience.

Summary
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.

Detailed Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with a variety of personnel and departments to ensure smooth clinic operations.
  • Gives injections, applies splints and dressings, and facilitates simple wound management under provider orders.
  • May assist in scheduling patients for tests, initial and follow up appointments.
  • May maintain patient files, records, and other information including entry of data into electronic medical record.
  • May provide phone screening of patient to appropriate clinical staff and/or physician.
  • May transport specimens.
  • Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization.
  • 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 patients for examination and treatment or anesthesia interview as applicable. Takes and records patient history and vital signs as applicable.
  • State of Washington Medical Assistant –certified licensure 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.
  • Only Washington state licensure required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Education:

  • Technical Program
  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant or Medical Office Assistant program is required. 
  • An approved educational program/course of study that allows caregiver to sit for the MA certification exam will be considered (e.g. Associates degree in Allied Health).

Credentials:

  • Basic Life Support
  • WA State MA Certification/Registration

Other Information
Experience/Training Requirements

  • Minimum of one year of experience in a medical office preferred.

Other Skills/Requirements
  • 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.
  • Understand the principles of asepsis if applicable.

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.

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