Medical Assistant - #8484198

Intermountain Healthcare


Date: Dec 7, 2021
City: Providence, UT
Contract type: Full time
Intermountain Healthcare

Job Description:

A Medical Assistant II performs routine clerical and clinical tasks within the clinic, assisting Physicians and other licensed providers to provide quality patient care efficiently and cost effectively

Scope




The Medical Assistant II functions under the supervision and licensure of the Physician or Advanced Practice Clinician within the clinical setting




Job Essentials




Performs basic clerical and office duties including:


Assembles necessary documents and supplies


Effectively uses computer applications in the office setting


Schedules, coordinates, and monitors appointments, inpatient and outpatient admissions, tests, treatments, and procedures


Maintains medical records and other information


Maintains inventory of supplies. Orders and restocks as needed to ensure availability for patient care


Accurately documents patient history, physical, and vital information into the medical record




Performs business and financial duties including:


Under the direction of the provider, assigns procedural and diagnostic coding to encounter forms


Conducts pre-authorizations and referrals in accordance with third party insurer requirements


Facilitates timely billing by completing necessary documentation




Performs clinical functions within acceptable standards of care including:


Prioritizes (triage) patient needs identified through phone, electronic, and walk-in communication in accordance with established guidelines, standing orders, and protocols


Recognizes and appropriately responds to emergency situations


Prepares and maintains examination and treatment areas


Performs complete intake process as specified by physician or other providers (chief complaint, history, vital signs, height, weight, OFC, care process model data, etc.)


Administers screening tests to patients (e.g., visual tests, audiology, spirometry, EKGs) within practice type


Assists provider with examinations, procedures, treatments, and interventions


Provides patient education as directed (content reflects specific MA training, guidelines, care process models, protocols)


Reports significant changes in patient condition or other pertinent patient information to the Physician


Following provider instructions, demonstrates accurate, timely, and efficient follow through with pharmacy refills, scheduling out of clinic procedures, obtaining, reporting and tracking of lab results, leaving phone messages, and distributing faxes




Actively participates in quality improvement initiatives (i.e. CQI, TQM, Lean, 100% participation, etc.).







Minimum Qualifications




Current Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers




Successful completion of an accredited Medical Assistant program or one with which Intermountain Healthcare has a valid affiliation agreement


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successful completion of an accredited LPN or RN program and a current LPN or RN license


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three years of Medical Assistant experience in an outpatient clinic or other healthcare setting


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Satisfactorily completes applicable competency assessments and skills checklists within 90 days of hire or transfer into Medical Assistant job


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Successful completion of an accredited Medical Assistant program or one with which Intermountain Healthcare has a valid affiliation agreement, or


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Satisfactorily completes applicable competency assessments/skills checklists within 90 days of hire/transfer into Medical Assistant job




Preferred Qualifications




Current national MA certification from one of the following national MA certifications or registrations: Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) of AMT, National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA), Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), or Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) of the AAMA




Experience in an outpatient clinic or other healthcare setting


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Successful completion of a Medical Assistant internship.



Physical Requirements:

Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies


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Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations


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Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc


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Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items


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Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc)


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May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time

Location:

South Cache Valley Clinic

Work City:

Providence

Work State:

Utah

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

36

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