Medical Assistant - Council Bluffs

Catholic Health Initiative Council Bluffs , IA 51501

Posted 3 months ago

Location: Madison Avenue (New Clinic), Council Bluffs, IA

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72


Medical Assistant, will consider a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Sign On Bonus and Loan Forgiveness Available!!

Job Summary / Job Purpose

Under the direction of the health care provider, Medical Assistant II is responsible for the delivery of patient care that promotes the safety and wellbeing of all patients. Accurately preforms preliminary physical tests such as: measures blood pressure, records weight, temperature, pulse and respirations and other measures as directed by established clinical protocols.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform general patient care by following established standards and procedures.

  • Greet and prepare patients for the health care provider.

  • Obtain and record vital signs including but not limited to, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, height, weight, drug allergies, and current medications and presenting problem.

  • May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.

  • Administer ordered medications and/or vaccines via oral, injection, topically, rectal, ophthalmic, and/or inhalant administration.

  • May perform routine tests including but not limited to EKG's.

  • Schedule patients for diagnostic testing and follows up to ensure completion of testing.

  • Communicate with patient regarding test results and plan of care by phone or mail as directed by physician.

  • Prepare, clean and sterilize instruments and maintain equipment; keep patient exam rooms stocked, clean and orderly; dispose of contaminated items according to protocol.

  • Document patient plan(s) of care, tests and examination results in the medical record as directed by the provider.

  • Escalate non-routine issues, questions and/or concerns to the practice manager or healthcare provider(s).

  • Ensure safety checklists/quality controls are completed as required.

  • Provide for patient safety and protection of patient privacy rights.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by practice manager, MA Lead or as requested by healthcare provider(s).

Job Requirements / Qualifications

Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Current/valid Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification required or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) required if applicable.

  • Successfully completed Medication Aide 40-hour course or current/valid Medication Aide certification by state agency required if applicable.

  • May require specialized training such as Non-Certified Radiologic Technician (NCT).

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) required.

Experience (required and preferred):

  • 2 years Medical Assistant experience preferred.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0225268

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Market: CHI St. Luke's Vintage Hospital

About Us

Chances are, you're here because you're looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We're confident you'll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation's largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

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Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic{CandidateNumber}&jid={RequisitionContestNumber}" style="display: none;" width="1px" height="1px" />

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Medical Assistant - Council Bluffs

Catholic Health Initiative