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MEDICAL ASSISTANT OR CNA WITH A DESIRE TO BECOME AN MA
Job Code:2022-MH-038
Location:CLINIC
Preferred Experience:Certification or Registration Required
Minimum Experience:
Job Category:Regular Full Time
  

Come work for Marimn Health - voted one of the Best Places to Work in the Inland Northwest in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 and Modern Healthcare's Family Friendliest Employer in 2020! Fantastic benefits, flexible schedules, paid holidays and ability to choose vacation times!

Please note that this position is in Plummer, ID. Carpool opportunities are available.

QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED required.  Completion of a Medical Assistant Program required.  A current or eligibility to acquire MA certificate within 6 months of employment required.  One year of experience in a health care setting, phlebotomy, procedure assistance and injection skills.  EMR experience preferred.  Typing skills of at least 35 wpm preferred. Current Basic Life Support/CPR certification required and/or willingness to obtain within 3 months of employment. 

ADA ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                               

  • Hearing: within normal limits with or without use of corrective hearing devices.
  • Vision:adequate to read 12-point type with or without use of corrective lenses.
  • Must be able to verbally interact with staff, clients and public.
  • Manual dexterity of hands/fingers for writing, computer input.
  • Able to lift up to 25-100 lbs. (assist in transfer of patients)
  • Stand 40% of the day.
  • Walking 60% of the day.
  • Pushing up to 30-100 lbs., (i.e. crash cart, stretcher, or wheelchair)
  • Pulling up to 25-80 lbs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Functions as the NextGen Master on the nurse/provider team, ensuring that provider documentation is complete, accurate, and timely.
  • Obtains patients’ complaint/reason for visit using HPI template in EHR.
  • Obtains appropriate vital signs, including weights and heights under Nurse Documentation.Also able to recognize normal and abnormal ranges.
  • Able to recognize and evaluate changes in patient status and initiate action when appropriate.
  • Obtains the appropriate information, specimens, lab results, x-ray results and health history from patients to prepare them for the clinical provider.
  • Assists clinicians with procedures, such as minor surgical procedures, and prepares the exam room and instruments for these procedures.
  • Performs procedures that are within appropriate scope of practice (for example, tympanography, audiometry, spirometry, administration of medications, venipuncture (blood draws), performing EKG’s, performing vision screening, dressing changes and suture removals.)
  • Provides and documents patient education including rationale for medication administration, medication side effects, explanation of medications and procedures, prescription usage and directions, test results.
  • Able to anticipate medical providers’ needs.
  • Operates and maintains appropriate medical equipment.
  • Ensures patient education/teaching plan by patient needs.
  • Access resources for referrals as needed and sets up referral appointment for patients if applicable
  • Ensures complete, accurate and timely documentation within the electronic health record including the right patient, right encounter date/time and appropriate provider.
  • Able to select appropriate reason for visit, able to utilized HPI template.
  • Able to input vital signs, allergies, medications, past medical history, past diagnostic information, family history, social history, confidential information, review of systems, update diabetic and/or Coumadin flowsheet, and/or any procedure completed into Next Gen/EHR.
  • Able to order Immunizations, drug injections, lab, x-ray and print labs.
  • Able to accurately and completely fill out an ROI.
  • Transfers information is documented accurately, completely and in a timely manner for patients’ transfer to other health care facility.
  • Able to input information into the EMR quickly and efficiently.
  • Practices Universal Precautions.
  • Follows established policies for safe administration of medications, treatments, and procedures.
  • Meets mandatory education requirements for safety, i.e. blood borne pathogens, body mechanisms, hazardous chemicals, fire and safety procedures.
  • Communicates situations of potential legal risk at time of occurrence through appropriate chain of command process.
  • Able to utilize all medical equipment within scope of practice safely and appropriately

       Supports patient rights to:

  • Confidentiality
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Complaint resolution
  • Cultural/Religious Issues
  • Communication
  • Obtains informed consent.
  • Respects and supports the patients’ rights to treatment or services in accordance with clinic policy.
  • Coordinates and cooperates with other caregivers for productive problem solving.
  • Knows responsibility and performs efficiently as a team member in emergent situations, remaining calm,

        communications and documenting appropriately.

  • Demonstrates ability to critique own practice for error and pursues corrective action.
  • Keeps informed by reading memos, emails and bulletin boards and seeking out assistance of others.
  • Accepts constructive feedback about performance or behavior and initiates corrective action.
  • Takes ownership of issues.Participates in projects and follows through to completion.
  • Pursues education activities to maintain or enhance a current level of knowledge and competency and documents appropriately.
  • Positively adjusts to health care environment and changes.
  • Adheres to Personnel policies.
  • Demonstrates priority setting ability and organizational skills by timely completion of assigned tasks, maintaining clean and orderly work area.
  • Uses supplies, labor and equipment wisely.
  • Limits personal phone calls/ cell phone use in the clinical area.
  • Maintains relationships that are characterized by mutual support, open communication, trust and respect.
  • Avoids destructive comments, lack of support, and negative/offensive non-verbal behaviors.
  • Gives feedback to others in a private, constructive manner.
  • Handles conflicts with appropriate respect for privacy and maintaining the self-esteem of those involved.
  • Supports clinic request when asked to adjust work schedule during times of vacation, staff illness or clinic needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.