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MA / LPN - Bellingham, Internal Medicine Job
PeaceHealth | Bellingham, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 149881

PeaceHealth is seeking a MA / LPN - Bellingham, Internal Medicine for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

JOB SUMMARY FOR 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  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.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:     

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred. 
  • 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. Associate’s degree in Allied Health).

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

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

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • See below for licensure/certification requirements for each community. When referring to the National Certification requirement below, the following are acceptable in meeting that requirement:
  • Certified Medical Assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants AAMA
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) through the American Medical Technologists (AMT)
  • Clinical Medical Assistant certification through the National Health Career Associates (NHA)
  • National Certified Medical Assistant through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS:  

  • 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.

WASHINGTON:

  • 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

Bellingham, PIMC and United General:

  • Washington state license required at date of hire.
  • National certification required upon hire or within 6 months of hire.
  • State licensure and national certification must be maintained.

ST.JOSEPH 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).

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JOB SUMMARY FOR LPN

Responsible for ensuring delivery of quality nursing care to clinic patients as directed by clinic’s healthcare providers.  The LPN Clinic, Outpatient functions as a core member of the interdisciplinary care team and fulfills/shares the roles and responsibilities of rooming nurse, resource nurse, and clinical support nurse in the ambulatory patient care setting. Facilitates integrated care delivery across selected populations to improve clinical and financial outcomes, through the implementation of care coordination.  Under the guidance of an RN, implements patient-specific interventions through a variety of program delivery methods and implements plans of care addressing a wide scope of health care needs in partnership with the multidisciplinary care team.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  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. May coordinate and integrate care of selected populations by managing chronic disease registries and conducting outreach using various program delivery methods. May evaluate reports and acts on outlier data based on criteria set forth by the Clinical Council, or appropriate regional disease management program and/or performance improvement committee(s). 
  7. Under the guidance and oversight of an RN, may case manage a panel of patients including provide support for patient and family issues, utilize motivational interviewing techniques in coaching patient self-management, coordinate care with providers in other settings, and implement care plans.
  8. May work with discharge planners and coordinates transitions of care to ensure seamless transition between the clinic and hospitals, emergency departments or care facilities. May facilitate the sharing of information across networks of care.
  9. Performs health screening per established protocols, resolves patient inquires within scope, and escalates patient inquiries beyond scope to either the RN, Clinic leadership, or the provider.
  10. May participate as a proactive team member of the multi-disciplinary medical home or patient care team.
  11. Under the oversight of provider, may be responsible for telephone triage using age specific triage protocol books and computerized resources.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:     

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

     

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:              

  • 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.
  • Experience or training in motivational interviewing or coaching for activation preferred.

     

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current LPN license in the applicable state.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

     

OTHER SKILLS:  

  • Ability to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Ability to communicate to insurance companies regarding insurance processes, authorizations and referrals required.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer and office equipment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including basic understanding of motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to adhere to quality, safety and infection control standards.
  • Ability to manage personal growth, taking initiative to meet challenges within the team care environment.
  • Effective prioritization skills.

ST. JOSEPH PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 33% of the time.     
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less.      
  • Work requires frequent exposure to conditions involving minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments such as syringes or lancets. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship – the spirit of health.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Bellingham, WA, Cordata Building (207)
Job Category:  CNA/LPN/MA
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $17.63, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Certified Medical Assistant - Washington; National Certified Medical Assistant

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Bellingham, WA || CNA/LPN/MA || Full Time || INTERNAL MED SVCS

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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