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Certified Medical Assistant 12 hours per week

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE

Job Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • Assists medical providers in daily activities including preparing patients for examination, providing phlebotomy, injections, medication proposals, and making and receiving phone calls
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) required.
      • Medical Assistant diploma from an accredited program required.

    • Experience
      • 6 months previous medical assistant experience preferred.

    • License/Certifications
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) from an accredited American Heart Association vendor/instructor required 6 months from date of hire.
      • Medication Aide Registry (MAR) required.
      • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) required.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Knowledge of medical terminology and procedures.
      • Knowledge of medicine including recognizing and diagnosed diseases, deformities, and other illnesses.
      • Skill to effectively manage time and prioritize tasks.
      • Skill to proficiently type information into the computer to capture or detail information quickly.
      • Ability to provide caring patient care services when talking with patients and their family members.
      • Ability to critically listen to questions from patients and information from providers to convey information effectively.
      • Ability to anticipate, recognize, and resolve problems before they occur and avoid bigger problems in the future.
      • Ability to problem solve during several daily activities which includes the ability to be flexible.
      • Ability to learn and proficiently navigate through computer programs that contain patient information.
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills for positive interaction with providers, staff and patients required.
      • Able to follow written and verbal instructions/directions.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking
        • Standing
        • Walking

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Rare (1-33%): - Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Hazardous Drugs (exposure risks, personal protective equipment required)
      • Frequent (67%-100%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria.
        • Documents all lab, procedures, and appointments on tracking forms.
        • Completes tracking forms and follows up on missed appointments and procedures.
        • Assists clinic staff by working patient lists and scheduling appointments as directed.

      • At the direction of the provider provides patient and family education to ensure adequate knowledge/awareness and recommends appropriate community resources as needed.
        • Educates/instructs patients according to providers direction.
        • Educates/instructs patients and family to ensure adequate knowledge and awareness is communicated and understood.
        • Recommends appropriate community resources as applicable.

      • Maintains work areas to ensure healthy environmental conditions by cleaning and organizing equipment and rooms.
        • Maintains clean and organized work area according to department/provider protocol.

      • Handles prescription renewals/inquiries to facilitate patient care. Discusses questions with provider and relays information to pharmacy.
        • Documents appropriately in the patient's chart.

      • Communicates effectively with patient and family members.
        • Speaks clearly and in a respectful manner.
        • Elicits and responds to patient questions before proceeding.
        • Gives clear, explicit directions.
        • Checks for understanding and adjusts instruction as needed.
        • Seeks assistance from medical providers as appropriate.

      • Prepares exam rooms and equipment to facilitate treatment and examination of patients by setting up instruments/equipment and stocking supplies.
        • Prepares exam rooms and medical equipment according to provider protocol.

      • Prepares patient for provider exam by reviewing medical records, weighing patient, checking vital signs, performing medication reconciliation and obtaining information relevant to patient care.
        • Prepares patient for exam by following provider protocol and department policies.
        • Accurately completes the check-in process.

      • Assists providers to facilitate patient treatment by retrieving tests and medical records and obtaining lab work as directed.
        • Obtains provider requested tests, records and lab work.
        • Provides test results according to protocol.

      • Dispense medications at the direction of a provider to patients. Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse instruct patients and family members regarding education and treatment to ensure patients completely understand how to take the medication correctly.

      • Assists and/or performs phlebotomy with proper labeling and handling of specimens, accurately completes requisitions, and collects specimens according to standard procedures/protocols and performing and documenting quality control activities.
        • Performs above procedure according to department policy and procedures.
        • Ensures accuracy of order entry and completes appropriate documentation without error.

      • Properly documenting in the patient's medical record.
        • Accurately and appropriately documenting all relevant patient encounters.
        • Completes task list accurately and according to system policies.

      • Reports significant incidents related to patients or department activities and will seek direction from supervisor when needed.
        • Recognizes problems and informs the provider or supervisor.
        • Willing to take action when problems occur.
        • Able to provide necessary information to other departments (i.e., Help Desk, IT, Training Department) when reporting system problems.

      • Uses work time productively, demonstrates ability to organize time and sets appropriate priorities (i.e., doesn't abuse personal telephone privileges, keeps unnecessary conversations to a minimum).
        • Sets priorities that benefit the department and goals.
        • Organizes time to complete tasks by the predetermined deadline.

      • Promotes a positive image by setting a professional first impression, which includes adhering to the departments dress code and using good personal hygiene.
        • Abides by the departments dress code.
        • Is respectful of surroundings and acts accordingly.
        • Respects the privacy of patients and co-workers.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

Job Details

Date Posted September 8, 2018
Date Closes November 7, 2018
Requisition 9345
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Methodist Women's Hospital
Department Perinatology
Shift Daytime
Hours 7:30a-4p hours per week
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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