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Company: Barton Health
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

Purpose Statement
Consistently Exceptional Care

Barton Health is a not-for-profit, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, race or handicap in its relationship with patients, visitors or employees.

Mission
Barton Health is dedicated to the delivery of safe, high quality health care to community members and visitors. We are committed to compassionate, personalized, comprehensive and responsive treatment of all of our patients and other guests.

Nicotine Free Statement: To further our mission in providing quality, compassionate care to everyone, effective January 1, 2017, Barton Health will no longer hire individuals who use or test positive for nicotine. Barton Health promotes a healthy and safe environment for all Associates, Physicians, Volunteers, Patients, and Vistors. Therefore, all individuals whose pre-employment drug test results are positive for nicotine will have their job offer rescinded, and they will be disqualified from applying for employment for 6 months (180) days from the date of the health screening.

Job Function: Clinical Support

Employment Type: Full-Time

Hours per Pay Period 1.00 (80 hours p/pp)

Job Shift: Day

Weekend/Holiday Rotation: No

Summary of Position:

The Certified Medical Assistant works with the physician and other members of the primary or specialty care team by performing a variety of clinical and administrative patient-related duties. The MA also works to fulfill a variety of patient needs and ensures smooth patient flow within the department. The MA provides comfortable, safe, professional care for clinic patients, and provides all assistance required to successfully schedule and complete patient appointments. The MA demonstrates the ability to meet the needs and provide services to all age-groups from infancy to geriatrics, and is competent in providing services to a culturally diverse population.

Qualifications

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • College level coursework in the delivery of care in a medical clinic preferred.
  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant training program approved by PAMF and/or equivalent.

    Minimum Experience:
  • One to three years' experience as a Medical Assistant preferred.
  • Ambulatory care/physician office experience preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Proficiency in clinical skills and office procedures.
  • Computer and keyboard experience, including charting in an electronic medical records.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills, flexible, and strong sense of team work.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English, in compliance with patient safety standards. Bi-lingual abilities preferred.

Certifications/Licensure:

  • Current certification as a Medical Assistant from American Association of Medical Assistants, American Medical Technologists, California Certifying Board of Medical Assistants, or Multiskilled Medical Certification Institute.
  • Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers certification from the American Heart Association, or ability to obtain prior to start date.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch for extended periods of time.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, adequate near and distant vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfer patients.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Routine Hospital/Healthcare & Office/Administrative conditions.
  • Contact with patients and guests under a wide variety of circumstances.
  • Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases.
  • Exposure to infections and contagious disease.
  • Exposed to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and waste.
  • Subject to hazards of flammable and explosive gases.
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations, including the handling of urgent, emergent or crisis situations.
  • Subject to pressure due to irregular hours, (Urgent Care: weekend hours, holiday hours) frequent interruptions and stressful situations due to multiple demands.
  • Occasional travel to various health system locations.

    Essential Functions
  1. Provides consistently exceptional care at all times.
  2. Assists the care team by collecting patient care data and reports findings to licensed staff. Escorts patients to exam rooms, takes weight and vital signs and obtains chief complaint/ reason for visit. Obtains social, family, personal and surgical history, reviews current medications with dosage, documents pharmacy preference, allergies and adverse drug reactions, and performs point of care testing.
  3. Assists licensed staff with minor diagnostic procedures and treatments, including sterilizing and setting up instruments, preparing examination rooms and instruments, assisting provider with procedure and stocking supplies.
  4. At the direction of licensed staff, provides understandable explanations, and educates patients and families regarding treatments and interventions.
  5. Schedules patients for testing procedures. Obtains tests results and ensures that lab reports, x-rays, outside progress notes/medical records, and other information is in the medical record prior to the appointment.
  6. Labels and maintains proper storage for specimens and tests.
  7. Processes requests for prescription medication refills according to protocol.
  8. Administers medications within scope of practice and training.
  9. Cleans and disinfects room counters, exam tables and instruments after each use.
  10. Recognizes signs and symptoms of acute medical or physiological conditions and immediately reports such circumstances to a registered nurse, mid-level provider or physician.
  11. Documents all aspects of patient care in the electronic medical record system.
  12. Cross trains to cover other departments and flexibility to cover as needed.
  13. Responds to the needs of the department by performing other duties, as necessary.

Purpose Statement
Consistently Exceptional Care

Mission
Barton Health is dedicated to the delivery of safe, high quality health care to community members and visitors. We are committed to compassionate, personalized, comprehensive and responsive treatment of all of our patients and other guests.

Values/Standards

Barton Health commits to integrity, collaboration and excellence through the practice of our four Service Standards:

  • Safety
  • Respect
  • Image
  • Efficiency

Barton Health is a not-for-profit, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, race or handicap in its relationship with patients, visitors or employees.


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