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Medical Assistant - Neurosurgery (Per Diem)

Company: Providence Health & Services
Location: Eureka
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for a Medical Assistant (Per Diem) for the Neurosurgery Department at Providence Medical Foundation. Location: Eureka, CA Work Schedule: On Call / Per Diem Shift: 8-hour, Days Job Summary: The Medical Assistant (MA II) works under the delegation of a licensed practitioner to perform duties as directed to assist in providing patient care to assigned patients. A Medical Assistant (MA II) performs all aspects of the Associate Medical Assistant (MA I) role and is fully competent in the clinical needs/functions for assigned clinic/location of work. An Medical Assistant (MA II) is expected to perform in accordance with established policies, procedures, and regulations. Essential Functions:

  • Performs all duties and passed competency testing/evaluation as required for a Associate Medical Assistant (MA I).
  • Ability to perform all front and back office skills as appropriate to role and certification. (ex: vital signs, set up/assist with minor procedures, EKG, blood pressure, point of care testing, patient authorizations, scheduling, etc.)
  • Performs increasingly advanced procedures with valiadted competencies.
  • Provides accurate, complete, legible and timely documention of all procedures performed in the patient's medical record.
  • Follows correct procedures for handling and disposing of biohazardous, infectious, and pharmaceutical waste.
  • According to organizational standards, prepare, clean and sterilize, and/or reprocess, instruments (autoclaving) and maintain equipment with validated competencies.
  • Anticipate and proactively plan for pracitioner and patient needs.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to education and sharing of knowledge. Assists in orientation of new team members and serves as a role model of best practices to others.
  • Provides open and timely communication and information to patients, families, and practitioners (as appropriate).
  • Consistently meet skill based competency expectations established for the organization.
  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organzation and serve as an ambassador for the organization when interfacing with anyone outside the organization.
  • Provides MA administrative and clinical support required to deliver quality patient care via a telehealth or virtual visit platform as an extension of in-clinic services and patient care strategy Skills:
    • Flexibility to meet the changing needs of the patients and the various clinics.
    • Ability to treat people with respect under all circumstances, instill trust in others while upholding the values of the organization.
    • Ability to effectively communicate both in writing and verbally, as well as to interact in a professional manner with colleagues, patients, families, and visitors.
    • Demonstrated PC skills (ex: MS Office and EHR use)
    • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail.
    • Demonstrates awareness of current state, federal, and local laws relating to position and patient care.
    • Complies with all applicable infection control and safety procedures.
    • Increasingly expanded knowledge of principles and practices governing MA role and the ability to apply them effectively.
    • Performs delegated work with minimal oversight.
    • Must possess expanded knowledge of vaccinations, medications, their use, to include brand and generic names related to the clinic/location supported.
    • Ability to analyze, problem solve, and prioritize multiple tasks under pressure.
    • Demonstrates a high degree of accountability with increasing responsibilities. Minimum Position Requirements: Education: Coursework/Training - Graduate of accredited school for medical assistants, or an equivalent combination of coursework, experience/training to qualify to sit for the CA State or National Certification exam Experience:
      • 6 months Healthcare experience
      • 6 months Medical Assistant experience Licenses/Certifications:
        • Effective 7/1/2021, all newly hired MA's must obtain National certification/registration by AMCA, AAMA, AMT, NHA, NCCT, or NAHP as a Medical Assistant within 18 month of hire date.
        • Existing caregivers in the MA role as of 7/1/2021, will have 18 months to obtain their National MA certification as listed above.
        • Current BLS - Must be AHA accredited Preferred Position Qualifications: Licenses/Certifications: Active national certification/registration by AMCA, AAMA, AMT, NHA, NCCT, or NAHP as a Medical Assistant. Providence Medical Foundation (formerly St. Joseph Heritage Health) includes seven medical groups throughout Northern California, Orange County, High Desert and Los Angeles County. With 175 locations and nearly 4,000 caregivers (employees), Providence Medical Foundation has been continually recognized as a leader in quality, receiving top honors from various organizations, including the Orange County Medical Association for Physicians of Excellence and the Integrated Healthcare Association with distinction in clinical quality. Providence Medical Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Providence Medical Foundation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Company: Providence Medical Foundation Category: Medical Assistant Req ID: R357895

Keywords: Providence Health & Services, Redding , Medical Assistant - Neurosurgery (Per Diem), Healthcare , Eureka, California

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