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Medical Assistant Lead or LPN Clinic Lead- Family Practice

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Job ID: 28379
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 Lead or LPN Clinic Lead - Family Practice for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $21.29 for MA Lead and $26.31 for LPN Lead, more depending on experience.  This position works in conjunction with another MA Lead within the office. This is a working position so a lead is still partnered with a provider. The Lead also helps with training of incoming caregivers, staffing planning, supply inventory and ordering, Metrix reporting, caregiver engagement and leading morning huddles. This position is Monday-Friday,  8 hour shifts from 730am-430pm.

***$3,500.00 Sign-On Bonus for MA Lead & $4,000.00 Sign-On Bonus for LPN Lead!*** ***Relocation Assistance may be available.***

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Come join our team in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!  This clinic is near one of Bellingham's newest parks. Caregivers can enjoy a nice lunchtime walk along the beautiful trails. The clinic also has a café in the building!

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!  

Experience small-city flavor and join our dedicated team! Located 90 minutes north of Seattle and 30 minutes south of British Columbia, Canada, this idyllic city has been rated as one of America's most desirable communities by Money, Outside, Kiplinger, Forbes, and National Geographic magazines. Head to Mount Baker for a day in the snow. Tour the San Juan Islands by sea kayak or sailboat. Trek the North Cascades on foot. Stay in town to explore the shops and cafes of historic Fairhaven and Downtown and then catch a show at Mount Baker Theater – you can do it all in Bellingham! 

PeaceHealth has been serving the communities of northwest Washington since 1890. 

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is a 253-bed, two-campus hospital providing a Level II Trauma Center and a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. PeaceHealth's Whatcom Region also includes the comprehensive heart care services of the Cardiovascular Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center as well as the primary and specialty care provided by PeaceHealth Medical Group.  

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for coordinating the day-to-day functions for assigned area. Assists with ensuring that departmental goals are achieved, timelines met and service excellence provided in all aspects of work. Subject matter expert.

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assigns work; plans and manages priorities; provides technical assistance; oversees staff schedules; monitors quality of work; monitors team projects; mentors staff; provides constructive feedback to supervisor/manager on issues impacting clinic performance and caregiver effectiveness; oversees staff training; ensures quality improvement and participate in process improvement initiatives as requested; supports strategic initiatives as requested; provides leadership feedback on staff performance; and assists with goal setting for team.
  • Prepares patients for examination and treatment. Takes and records patient history and vital signs.
  • Prepares exam and treatment rooms; select, setup and maintain medical supplies and equipment for all examinations and procedures.
  • 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 coordinate inpatient and outpatient referrals.
  • 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.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Minimum of two years’ of experience as a Medical Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, LPN, or performing like type work is required.
  • Experience in leading and training preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant/Medical Office Assistant program, or accredited State Board of Nursing LPN program.
  • Current Washington State MA certification or LPN license.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Familiarity with desktop computing tools, multi-line phone systems and insurance billing preferred. 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
  • Ability to efficiently manage time and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Understand the principles of asepsis.

COMMUNITY/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

For clinic locations where caregiver will be performing both Medical Assistant and Diagnostic Technician functions:

  • Current Limited X-Ray licensure/permit in state of practice required at date of hire.
  • Must meet qualifications and perform essential functions of Diagnostic Technician job profile in addition to those for the Medical Assistant Lead.

EPIC Leads:

  • Attend system meetings related to EPIC
  • Provide internal EPIC training to caregivers, including providers.
  • Responsible for annual training/competencies.
  • Serve as primary resource for EPIC issues (workflows, open encounters, optimization).
  • Assist in Ambulatory trainings classes for back office and providers.
  • Provide EPIC daily support.
  • Virtually assist other clinics with EPIC issues.

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.

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

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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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