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Medical Assistant - OB/GYN *Sign on Bonus (Bellingham, WA, US)

Company: Peace Health
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Job Description:

PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Assistant - OB/GYN *Sign on Bonus for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.Req ID: 173408JOB SUMMARYIn collaboration with the healthcare team, assists physicians/providers in the delivery of patient care working within the scope of practice for a Medical Assistant.--ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS* 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.--QUALIFICATIONSEDUCATION:* 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 MOA certification exam will be considered (e.g. Associate---s degree in Allied Health).--EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:* Minimum of one year experience in a medical office preferred.----LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:* See below for licensure/certification requirements for each community. When referring to the National Certification requirement below, the following are acceptable in meeting that requirement:* Certified Medical Assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants AAMA* Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) through the American Medical Technologists (AMT)* Clinical Medical Assistant certification through the National Health Career Associates (NHA)* National Certified Medical Assistant through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)* Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC) administered by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA).* Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.--OTHER SKILLS:------------* 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.--COMMUNITY/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTESFor 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.----WASHINGTON:* 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--Bellingham, PIMC and United General:* National certification required upon hire or within 6 months of hire.* State licensure and national certification must be maintained.----PHMG PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:* Work requires moderate physical exertion 34 to 65% of the time.* Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less.------* Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation, or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids daily.------------* Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).--Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.--About PeaceHealth--PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10--medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest.----We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment!----Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this--three-minute video, and visit us on--Facebook--or--LinkedIn!----Location:--Bellingham, Cordata South Building (208)Job Category:----Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support--Shift:----DayShift Length:--8 HoursFTE:--1.0Work Type:----Full TimeHourly compensation starts at:--$17.98, more depending on experienceRequired--Certifications/Licensure:--Basic Life Support; Certified Medical Assistant - Washington; National Certified Medical Assistant--PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.--The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.--Posting Notes:--Bellingham------Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support---- Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, LPN------Full Time------WOMENS SVCS & OB/GYN

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