Catholic Health Initiatives CMA Certified MedicaAssistant - Mercy Neurosurgery Clinic in DES MOINES, Iowa

CMA Certified MedicaAssistant - Mercy Neurosurgery Clinic

Description

Job Summary

Under the direction of the health care provider, Medical Assistant II is responsible for the delivery of patient care that promotes the safety and wellbeing of all patients. Accurately preforms preliminary physical tests such as: measures blood pressure, records weight, temperature, pulse and respirations and other measures as directed by established clinical protocols.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform general patient care by following established standards and procedures.

  • Greet and prepare patients for the health care provider.

  • Obtain and record vital signs including but not limited to, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, height, weight, drug allergies, and current medications and presenting problem.

  • May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.

  • Administer ordered medications and/or vaccines via oral, injection, topically, rectal, ophthalmic, and/or inhalant administration.

  • May perform routine tests including but not limited to EKG’s.

  • Schedule patients for diagnostic testing and follows up to ensure completion of testing.

  • Communicate with patient regarding test results and plan of care by phone or mail as directed by physician.

  • Prepare, clean and sterilize instruments and maintain equipment; keep patient exam rooms stocked, clean and orderly; dispose of contaminated items according to protocol.

  • Document patient plan(s) of care, tests and examination results in the medical record as directed by the provider.

  • Escalate non-routine issues, questions and/or concerns to the practice manager or healthcare provider(s).

  • Ensure safety checklists/quality controls are completed as required.

  • Provide for patient safety and protection of patient privacy rights.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by practice manager, MA Lead or as requested by healthcare provider(s).

Qualifications

Job Requirements /Qualifications

Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required &

preferred):

  • High schooldiploma or equivalent required.

  • Current/validCertified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification required or Registered MedicalAssistant (RMA) required if applicable.

  • Successfullycompleted Medication Aide 40-hour course or current/valid MedicationAide certification by state agency required if applicable.

  • May requirespecialized training such as Non-Certified Radiologic Technician (NCT).

  • Basic LifeSupport (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) required.

Experience (required and preferred):

  • 2 years MedicalAssistant experience preferred.

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0177531

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.