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Medical Assistant Certified - $2,000 Sign on bonus

Company: Good Shepherd Health Care System
Location: Hermiston
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDEFINITION OF POSITION:Employee assists the provider in patient care, computer electronic medical record documentation, charting and ordering tests, prior authorizing referral appointments and/or medications, refilling medications, administering immunizations, assisting with procedures, patient education, plus any/all other duties necessary for the smooth and efficient functioning of the clinic. Responsible for carrying out the mission, vision and quality commitment of Good Shepherd Health Care System.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Check patients into exam room and obtain pertinent information, vitals, medications, etc. pertaining to the clinic visit then assist provider as needed.
  • Sets up for examinations and/or procedures with necessary supplies and instruments as directed by provider then assists provider as needed. Ensures all instruments are properly cleaned and sterilized for the next procedure.
  • Stocks and maintains adequate medical supplies in exam rooms and within clinic supply area, reordering as needed. Stocks and maintains adequate supplies of vaccines and other medications, reordering as needed with assistance of Practice Manager. Follows direction of provider regarding supplies or vaccines needed.
  • Responds to incoming phone calls and/or messages from patients, other providers, insurance companies, pharmacies regarding medical or insurance questions, referring to the provider or nurse to assist you as needed. Also input any faxed Rx refill requests into electronic record then sends to appropriate provider for completion.
  • Maintains an outline for procedures to assist other personnel when helping the nurse and provider.
  • Obtains insurance referrals for patient appointments with other providers. Obtain prior authorization for medications as directed by nurse or provider. This job function varies amongst providers.
  • Charts into record, paper or electronic, vital signs, medications, histories, immunizations and other necessary information as directed.
  • Administers immunizations, vaccines, contraceptive injections, etc. as directed, following protocol for patient, following nurse or provider directions. Document: injection site, Lot/NDC #, and vaccine into the electronic medical record.
  • Performs EKGs, spirometry, diabetic glucose checks i.e. Accuchecks, waived CLIA lab tests i.e. dip urinalysis, pulse oximetry, etc., as ordered by nurse or provider. Present results to nurse or provider then document these into electronic medical record.
  • Performs patient education as directed by nurse or provider i.e. nebulizer treatments, finger stick glucose checks, etc.
  • Performs nursing visits, i.e. blood pressure checks, staple/stitch removal, shots only visit, weight check, etc. as directed by nurse or provider.
  • Assists with front office duties, i.e. schedule appointments, prepare charts, answer phone, enters computer data into the electronic medical record, and file as needed. Assists with all other duties as needed within the clinic to ensure efficiency and productivity.
  • Position may require working variable hours including nights and weekends and within various specialties.QUALIFICATIONS:Education - High School Diploma or equivalent preferredRequired: Current Certified Medical Assistant certification and or completion of an accredited program and/or coursework for Medical Assistant. Current BLS certificationOther: Bilingual and/or English-Spanish speaking preferred. Ability to work with culturally diverse population.

Keywords: Good Shepherd Health Care System, Yakima , Medical Assistant Certified - $2,000 Sign on bonus, Healthcare , Hermiston, Washington

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