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PeaceHealth Medical Assistant - Neurosurgery in Springfield, Oregon

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Assistant in Neurosurgery for a Full Time, Day position. Hourly compensation starts at $19.36, more depending on experience. $2,000 Sign on bonus available!

Summary:

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.

Detailed responsibilities:

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

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

  • 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.

  • May transport specimens.

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

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

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

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:

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

Credentials:

  • Must have current Medical Assistant National certification or be a National Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) at date of hire.

  • Basic Life Support

Experience/Training Requirements:

-Minimum of one year of experience in a medical office preferred.

Other Skills/Requirements:

-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.

Working Conditions:

Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids daily. (Certain locations may) Requires the use of a Powered Air Purifying System (PAPR). (Certain locations may) Requires the use of an N-95 mask Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less. Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time). Work requires moderate physical exertion from 34 to 65% of the time.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility (https://www.thecaregiver.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/PeaceHealth-Statement-of-Commitment-to-Diversity-and-Inclusion-vFINAL.pdf) .

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.

REQNUMBER: PH-INFOR-6853

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