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PeaceHealth Medical Assistant or LPN - Gastroenterology in Bellingham, Washington

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Assistant or LPN Clinic - Gastroenterology for a Full Time, Day position. Hourly compensation for Medical Assistant starts at $18.62 for new grads, more depending on experience.

Starting wage for LPN Clinic $22.19, more depending on experience.

JOB SUMMARY

Medical Assistant: In collaboration with the healthcare team, assists physicians/providers in the delivery of patient care working within the scope of practice for a Medical Assistant.

LPN Clinic: Responsible for ensuring delivery of quality nursing care to clinic patients as directed by clinic’s healthcare providers. The Clinic LPN functions as a care member of the interdisciplinary care team and fulfills/shares the roles and responsibilities of rooming nurse, and clinical support nurse in the ambulatory patient care setting.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Medical Assistant:

  • Prepares patients for examination and treatment or anesthesia interview as applicable. Takes and records patient history and vital signs as applicable.

  • Prepares exam and/or treatment rooms; select, setup and maintain medical supplies and equipment for all examinations, procedures and/or anesthesia interview as applicable.

  • Gives injections, applies splints and dressings, and facilitates simple wound management under provider orders.

  • Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization.

  • May transport specimens.

  • May assist in scheduling patients for tests, initial and follow up appointments.

  • May maintain patient files, records, and other information including entry of data into electronic medical record.

  • May provide phone screening of patient to appropriate clinical staff and/or physician.

  • Collaborates with a variety of personnel and departments to ensure smooth clinic operations.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

LPN - Clinic:

  • Assess and implement patient care under supervision. Prepares patient for examination.

  • Provide direct patient care. Assists provider with examination and treatment of patient as directed.

  • Under the oversight of provider, may be responsible for telephone triage using age specific triage protocol books and computerized resources.

  • Document patient care in health record according to department standards.

  • Obtains and conveys information to and from patients, pharmacies, and other providers as directed and supervised by a licensed provider; may obtain referral authorizations for treatment as directed by provider.

  • Ensures own professional effectiveness through continued education and professional development.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

Medical Assistant

  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant or Medical Office Assistant program is required. An approved educational program/course of study that allows caregivers to sit for the MOA certification exam will be considered (e.g. Associate’s degree in Allied Health).

    LPN Clinic

  • Graduate of an accredited State Board of Nursing LPN program required.

EXPERIENCE / TRAINING:

Medical Assistant:

  • New grad Medical Assistants are welcome and make a great addition to our team

LPN Clinic:

  • One year clinical experience as an LPN preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

    Medical Assistant

  • State of Washington Medical Assistant – certified licensure required.

  • State of Washington Medical Assistant – Interim Certified credential accepted. Caregiver must obtain Medical Assistant- Certified (Non-Interim) credential within 12 months of date of issuance of interim credential by the State of Washington

  • National Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) preferred

LPN Clinic

  • Current licensure as an LPN in Washington State

OTHER SKILLS:

Medical Assistant:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

  • Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality.

  • Ability to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members.

  • Proficiency in the use of computer and office equipment. Familiarity with desktop computing tools, multi-line phone systems and insurance billing preferred.

  • Ability to efficiently manage time and prioritize multiple tasks.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Understand the principles of asepsis if applicable.

LPN Clinic:

  • Basic computer skills required including familiarity with MS Office applications.

  • Must have cooperative working and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of patients, families and staff.

  • Effective prioritization skills with the ability to manage multiple clinical tasks at one time.

  • Must be well organized, detail oriented, flexible and able to function independently.

COMMUNITY/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

Medical Assistant:

For clinic locations where caregiver will be performing both Medical Assistant and Diagnostic Technician functions:

  • Current Limited X-Ray licensure/permit in state of practice required at date of hire.

  • Must meet qualifications and perform essential functions of Diagnostic Technician job profile in addition to those for the Medical Assistant.

PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 65% of the time.

  • Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less.

  • Work requires frequent exposure to conditions involving minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.

  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

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