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Certified Medical Assistant

Company: Catholic Health Initiatives
Location: Lexington
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

**Certified Medical Assistant**CHI Saint Joseph EastLexington-Fayette, Kentucky**Requisition ID** 2021-205089 **Employment Type** Per Diem **Department** Oncology **Hours/Pay Period** 0 **Shift** Day **Weekly Schedule** Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm **Remote** No **Category** Nurse Assistant**Overview**CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.**Responsibilities****JOB SUMMARY / 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.**Qualifications****ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES**1. Perform general patient care by following established standards and procedures.2. Greet and prepare patients for the health care provider.3. 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.4. May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.5. Administer ordered medications and/or vaccines via oral, injection, topically, rectal, ophthalmic, and/or inhalant administration.6. May perform routine tests including but not limited to EKG's.7. Schedule patients for diagnostic testing and follows up to ensure completion of testing.8. Communicate with patient regarding test results and plan of care by phone or mail as directed by physician.9. Prepare, clean and sterilize instruments and maintain equipment; keep patient exam rooms stocked, clean and orderly; dispose of contaminated items according to protocol.10. Document patient plan(s) of care, tests and examination results in the medical record as directed by the provider.11. Escalate non?routine issues, questions and/or concerns to the practice manager or healthcare provider(s).12. Ensure safety checklists/quality controls are completed as required.13. Provide for patient safety and protection of patient privacy rights.14. Other duties as assigned by management.**MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS**Required Education for Staff Job Levels- High school diploma or equivalent.Required Licensure and Certifications---- 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.**Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities**--- Ability to perform EKGs, draw blood and administer injections. --- Ability to effectively communicate to staff and patients. --- Demonstrated knowledge of examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures. --- Through knowledge of the meaning and use of medical terminology and abbreviations. --- Demonstrate sound judgment and composure with the ability to take appropriate action in questionable or emergency situations. --- Maintains a positive, caring attitude towards patients. --- Good computer skills using a medical management application. --- Possess a strong work ethic and a high level of professionalism.**PREFERRED Qualifications**--- 2 years Medical Assistant experience preferred**Equal Opportunity**CommonSpirit Health--- is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed toa diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genderidentity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status,ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protectedby law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant,pleaseclick here. (https://tbcdn.talentbrew.com/company/35300/img/v1\_0/EEOLawPoster.pdf)CommonSpirit Health--- will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).CommonSpirit Health--- participates in E-Verify.

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