Family Care Clinic, Prineville
ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
TITLE: Medical Assistant
REPORTS TO POSITION: Clinic Supervisor
DATE LAST REVIEWED: January 12, 2018
OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community,
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better
health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
The Medical Assistant (MA) position is assimilated throughout
St. Charles Medical Group encompassing practices in three Central
Oregon counties and numerous specialties including family care,
internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics,
immediate/urgent care, cardiology, pulmonology, rheumatology,
general surgery, cancer care, behavioral health and sleep medicine.
Our MA's collaborate with physicians and non-clinical staff to
assure we are providing our community with comprehensive and
compassionate health care.
The Medical Assisrtant will be responsible for daily patient
flow for each respective physician for whom they work. Must use
triage skills to gather information from which designated staff can
make appropriate patient health assessments and to anticipate
physician's needs as they relate to the patients' medical care.
This position does not manage any other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Escorts patients to exam rooms and prep for physician
Records and maintains patient's medical data in patient's
Assists physician with answering phone requests from patients
and/or other medical professionals and institutions.
Performs a variety of physician-requested ancillary and/or
surgical patient procedures. (This excludes the administration of
Maintains equipment, instruments supply inventory levels.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of
continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a
champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers,
patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of
professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable
laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the
organization's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical
and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of
applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational
investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that
promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the
organization, as required or assigned.
Required: High school diploma or GED.
Preferred: Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant
Required: Current MA Certification from one of the following;
The American Medical Technology Association (AMT), The National
Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), The American Association of
Medical Assistants (AAMA), The National Association for Health
Professionals (NAHP) Certification, National Healthcareer
Association (NHA) or licensure as an intermediate or paramedic
level EMT, Oregon LPN, or Oregon RN.
AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
Valid Oregon driver's license and ability to meet St. Charles
Health System driving requirements. Ability to travel to business
functions/trainings/meetings and all St. Charles Health System
Preferred: Current American Association of Medical Assistants
Required: Must have basic knowledge of ICD-10, CM/CPT/HCPCS
coding conventions and procedures. Working knowledge of medical
practice management information systems. Basic knowledge of
physician office documentation standards. Must be able to maintain
confidentiality and meet all HIPPAA requirements.
Those candidates with NHA certification that qualified due to
work experience rather than graduation from an accredited Medical
Assisting Program will be required to have 2 years of experience in
Preferred: Two (2) years of Medical Assisting experience.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Continually (75% or more): Standing, walking, keyboard
operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability
to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling 1-25
pounds. Operation of motor vehicle for Home Health and Wound
Occasionally (25%): Bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching,
Climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), reaching
overhead, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds,
grasping/squeezing, whispered speech level
Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs
Never (0%): operation of motor vehicle
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Rarely (10%): Wet/Slippery Area, chemical solution
Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, uneven
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
First Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Shift Start & End Time: