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10/31/2015
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PeaceHealth | Craig, Alaska
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Job Description

Req ID: 118707

PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Assistant - AK, Craig for a per diem, Day shift position.

JOB 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1.                            Prepares patients for examination and treatment.  Takes and records patient history and vital signs.

2.                            Prepares exam and treatment rooms; select, setup and maintain medical supplies and equipment for all examinations and procedures.

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 required.

            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:           

            Current Medical Assistant National certification and/or Medical Assistant State certification is required at date of hire.

            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.

COMMUNITY/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

ALASKA:

            Current certification for Medical Office Assistant or Medical Assistant is preferred, not required at this time.

            After certification, training and verification of competency, Medical Assistants will be allowed to give injections.

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 Craig, AK 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: Craig, AK, Prince of Wales Clinic (318)
Job Category:  CNA/LPN/MA
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.0
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $15.38, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support

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: Craig, AK || CNA/LPN/MA || Per Diem/Relief || FAMILY PRACTICE 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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