WA Certified Medical Assistant 24Hrs/Week - Nephrology Float

Kaiser Permanente Milwaukie , OR 97222

Posted 3 months ago


Participates with the Health Care Team in delivering quality & customer focused health care to patients in a manner that reflects Kaiser Permanente's mission, vision & values. Provides clinical & administrative support to clinicians & other health care team members to offer a variety of health care services to patients. Clinical duties involve both direct (in person) & indirect (via phone or on-line) patient care activities requiring both simple to complex clinical knowledge & skills. As appropriate to the position's scope of authorized duties, the MA is expected to have competent observational, clinical, critical thinking, communication, problem-solving & decision-making skills in order to meet patient needs & contribute to a positive care experience & work environment. Works under the clinical supervision of the clinician for patient care activities, & under the general direction of the designated manager/supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • Clinical Tasks: These job tasks provide patient care & are to be performed competently, consistently, accurately & according to established regional/departmental clinical protocols, policies & procedures & standards.

  • They are: Prepares & organizes patient's office visit for known reason/procedure by ensuring that all appropriate tests, clinical information (e.g. diagnostic test results, consultation reports, outside records, etc.) & order entries are ready for clinician review prior to appointment time.

  • Collects pertinent subjective (e.g. signs & symptoms, allergies, current medication, tobacco use, etc.) & objective (e.g. vital signs, height, weight, etc.) data related to patient's reason for visit (i.e. chief complaint, presenting symptoms or procedure).

  • Utilizes standardized tools (e.g. PST, health maintenance alerts) to identify & address health maintenance/care gaps with patient & alerts clinician on those that require his/her attention.

  • Recognizes signs & symptoms of common medical illnesses, abnormal versus new/existing & reports to clinician.

  • Alerts clinician on signs & symptoms requiring immediate attention & respond to directions per clinician

  • Prepares patient for actual visit/procedure prior to clinician's exam during rooming-in process.

  • Assures exam/procedure room contains appropriate supplies, equipment, forms & educational materials are available & ready for use during visit/procedure.

  • Checks equipment are in safe working order & cleans room after use.

  • Provides patient with after-visit, follow-up, self-care or procedural instructions and/or educational materials as directed by clinician.

  • Use KP HealthConnect & other information systems to document all pertinent data & outcomes of patient care according to standardized procedures & policies such as & not limited to the use of SBAR, KP HealthConnect smarttools, etc.

  • Updates demographic or historical clinical data gathered in the electronic medical record.

  • Clinical Procedures: Performs diagnostic tests, therapies & procedures within scope of authorized duties competently & with maintenance of proficiency according to: a) specific department standards on core clinical tasks (see department's list of core skills); b) application of knowledge & skills appropriate to developmental age of patient; & c) established policies such as & not limited to patient safety, aseptic & sterile techniques & infection control.

  • Examples of categories of clinical tasks are as follows: Screening tests - e.g. vital signs, vision, hearing, developmental, LOPS, pain, etc.

  • Diagnostic tests - e.g. urine dips, spirometry/peak flow, bladder scan, finger sticks for glucose, etc.

  • This job description is not all encompassing.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program approved by the State.

  • Medical Assistant - Certified in the State of Washington upon hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers within thirty (30) days of hire.

  • Employees must be able to successfully obtain Kaiser Permanente's Medication Administration Competency Certification within ninety (90) days of employment as a Medical Assistant.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and customer service skills (assessment required for external candidates).

  • Demonstrated communication (written and oral) skills.

  • Demonstrated literacy in using computers and keyboarding.

  • Skills in problem-solving, setting priorities and using good judgment for decisions.

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently under pressure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) to two (2) plus years in a medical assistant position to assigned department's clinical area (e.g. Pediatrics, FP/IM, OB/Gyn, Surgery, Dermatology, Neurology, Cardiology, etc.) within an ambulatory care setting preferred.

  • Demonstrated clinical knowledge and procedural skills and/or documented trainings in assigned department's clinical area within the last one (1) to three (3) years preferred.

  • Current National Medical Assistant Certification preferred.

  • Familiarity in documenting in an electronic medical record system preferred.

Primary Location: Oregon,Milwaukie,Lake Road Dialysis 6902 SE Lake Rd. Ste. 100 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 24 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri / Variable Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM / Varies Working Hours End: 6:00 PM / Varies Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: SEIU - Local 49 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Nephrology Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

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WA Certified Medical Assistant 24Hrs/Week - Nephrology Float

Kaiser Permanente