Catholic Health Initiatives Medical Assistant - Vein Center/Vascular Surgery - Mercy Medical Center - FT (Days) in WEST DES MOINES, Iowa

Medical Assistant - Vein Center/Vascular Surgery - Mercy Medical Center - FT (Days)

Description

GENERAL SUMMARY :

Under supervision, assists in the delivery of health care and patient care management of Iowa Heart Center’s clinic patients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Reviews medical records and obtains other pertinent information prior to office visit from hospitals and referring physicians’ offices.

  • Prepares patient for exam and facilitates patient flow.

  • Obtains medical information from patient and documents in medical records.

  • Performs tests and procedures as ordered.

  • Provides patient/family education.

  • Writes and prepares prescriptions utilizing and electronic physician signature

  • Assists with transfer of patient.

  • Monitors and stocks medication closets.

  • Operate required vehicle(s) in a safe manner to perform required duties of the position.

  • Travels and performs CMA duties with Outreach Clinics as requested.

  • Completes Iowa Heart Center CMA competencies.

  • Adaptability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co‑workers, patients and visitors, and satisfactory job performance despite the stress of a medical work environment.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Monitors and maintains supplies.

  • Attends required meetings and participates on committees as requested.

  • Maintains certification/registration.

  • Assists with office projects.

  • Covers other IHC offices as requested.

  • Performs other related work as required.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • Successful completion of a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification must be obtained within first year of employment and maintained thereafter.

  • Clinic/physician office experience preferred.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).

  • Valid Driver’s/Chauffeurs License required, must meet Mercy’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive per state law.

  • Cardiovascular Medical Terminology class completion within 1 year of hire.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers

Job Nursing Support

Primary Location IOWA-WEST DES MOINES-IHC WEST UNIVERSITY

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2017-R0119970