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Medical Assistant I/II - General Surgery

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Job ID: 15717
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.80
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Assistant I/II - General Surgery for a Part Time,  Variable position.  Hourly compensation starts at $20.00 for MAI and $20.73 for MAII, more depending on experience.

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.

*** $3500.00 Sign-On Bonus *** *** $3500.00 Sign-On Bonus *** *** $3500.00 Sign-On Bonus *** Relocation assistance may be available for this position.

Spotlight on St John Medical Center: https://peacehealth.culturehq.com/story/5685

Recently named one of Forbes Magazine’s prettiest American cities and a Tree City USA, is Longview Washington, an ideal location on the Columbia River and next to beautiful forests is just 40 miles north of Portland, Oregon, 2 hours south of Seattle, and a short drive to the beautiful Pacific coastline and year-round adventures on Mt Hood, Mt Rainier, Mt St Helens and Mt Adams. Here and in the other Lower Columbia communities served by PeaceHealth, you can enjoy the familiarity of small-town life, the challenge of working in a first-class regional medical facility, and the fun of living close to the beach, close to the mountains, and close to the big-city attractions. 

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..

Details of the position:

  • Prepares patients for examination and treatment or anesthesia interview as applicable. Takes and records patient history and vital signs as applicable.
  • Prepares exam and/or treatment rooms; select, setup and maintain medical supplies and equipment for all examinations, procedures and/or anesthesia interview as applicable.
  • Gives injections, applies splints and dressings, and facilitates simple wound management under provider orders.
  • Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization.
  • May transport specimens.
  • 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.
  • Collaborates with a variety of personnel and departments to ensure smooth clinic operations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you bring:

  • 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 MOA certification exam will be considered (e.g. Associates degree in Allied Health).
  • Minimum of one year experience in a medical office preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

Medical Assistant I

  • State of Washington Medical Assistant – Certified credential required.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

Medical Assistant II

  • State of Washington Medical Assistant – Certified credential required.
  • Current National certification for Medical Assistant from either the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS

  • Effective prioritization skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks at one time is required.
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to promote positive relationships and a customer-focused work environment is required.
  • Ability to work within a self-directed team setting is required.

REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

WA State:

  • 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

PHMG 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).

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

For a full description of the position or for questions, contact Melissa, [email protected]

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.

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