Billings Clinic Medical Assistant II - Wound Care Clinic (1.0 FTE) in Billings, Montana
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Billings Clinic is a community-owned, not-for-profit, Physician-led health system based in Billings with more than 4,700 employees, including over 550 physicians and non-physician providers. Our integrated organization consists of a multi-specialty group practice and a 304-bed hospital. Learn more about Billings Clinic (our organization, history, mission, leadership and regional locations) and how we are recognized nationally for our exceptional quality.
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Medical Assistant II - Wound Care Clinic (1.0 FTE)
WOUND CARE CLINIC (Billings Clinic Main Campus)
Employment Status: Full-Time (.75 or greater)
Hours per Pay Period: 1.00 = 80 hours(Non-Exempt)
Starting Wage DOE: 14.58 - 17.50
Under general supervision, assists in the delivery of patient care/treatment and provides clerical and administrative support. Works collaboratively with the Physician, Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), RN, LPN, and other departmental personnel to meet the physical, psychosocial, educational, and spiritual needs of the patient and family.
Essential Job Functions
• Supports and models behaviors consistent with Billings Clinic’s mission, vision, values, code of business conduct and service expectations. Meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency standards as it relates to the environment, employee, patient safety or job performance.
• Prepares room, equipment and supplies as dictated by a particular examination, patient’s needs, and Billings Clinic exam and procedure room cleaning guidelines.
• Assists with patient scheduling of appointments, diagnostic tests, treatments, procedures, and surgery. May assist with registration and/or collection of co-pays.
• Screens incoming telephone calls for appropriate referrals to nurse, physician and/or APP.
• Orders and maintains clinical and office supplies and equipment as directed.
• Maintains patient files, records and other information. Adheres to confidentiality requirements.
• Compiles statistical data for reports as directed.
• Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
• Receives and prepares patient for examination and treatment as directed. Obtains and records history and vital signs. May assist in preparing for minor procedures and physical exams. Charts and documents in medical record. Collects and appropriately labels laboratory specimens as needed per organization and department standards.
• Cleans and disinfects equipment per Billings Clinic infection control guidelines.
• May administer various vaccines per department standards/needs and individual employee leveling grid.
• Provides instruction to patients as directed by physician, APP or as documented in department policies and procedures.
• Performs all other duties as assigned or as needed to meet the needs of the department/org anization.
• May assist physicians and APPs in preparing for minor procedures and physical exams.
• Administers medications according to department approved grid and guidelines; once department requirements and required training have been met.
• May perform patient care tasks to include but not limited to stitch and staple removal, application of dressings, ear lavage, splints and casts, etc. after demonstrated competency.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Medical practice, patient care treatment, planning, and evaluating according to job description and MA level
• Examination, diagnostic, and treatment room procedures
• Medical terminology
• ICD and CPT procedure coding and related reimbursement issues
• Medical equipment and instruments
• Common safety hazards and precautions
• Regulatory standards
• HIPAA and confidentiality requirements
• Patient rights
• Appropriate medication administration
• Aseptic technique and infection control
• Safe pharmaceutical handling requirements and guidelines
• Ability to navigate various electronic applications
• Computer skills including Cerner Information System (CIS) applications
• Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with patients, families, and physicians
• Demonstrate empathy and sens itivity necessary to elicit patient’s cooperation and allay apprehensions
• Assisting in a variety of treatments and procedures as directed
• Maintaining records and recording data
• Application of safe pharmaceutical handling requirements and guidelines
• Application of personal protective equipment (PPE) for patient and staff safety
• Assist patients in and out of wheelchairs, including safe transfer to exam table, chair, toilet, etc.
• Incorporate population specific needs into all aspects of communication and patient care; scope of services will encompass age groups ranging from infant through geriatric
• Utilize time management concepts or maximize time effectively
• Interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures
• Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Utilize service recovery effectively
• Analytical skills necessar y to organize daily work, interpret data, and maintain simple to moderate complex records
• Handle frequent interruptions
• Under the supervision of a physician, initiates and performs patient care/treatment as governed by the Board of Medical Examiners and according to Billings Clinic Medical Assistant job description, policies and/or procedures.
• Scheduling and organizing procedures to maximize patient convenience and to maximize effective utilization of physician’s or non-physician provider’s time.
• Orientation on safe pharmaceutical handling requirements and guidelines performed under the preceptor supervision to ensure checks for quality and accuracy
• Under the supervision of leadership, involved in process improvement or risk related departmental activities
• Oversight for safe pharmaceutical handling requirements is provided by the physician and/or department leadership
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Completion of all department requirements and competencies for a Level I Medical Assistant
• Preferred six (6) months related work experience in a health care environment.
Certifications and Licenses
• Certified/Registered Medical Assistant required
Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health system serving Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas. A not-for-profit organization led by a physician CEO, the health system is governed by a board of community members, nurses and physicians. Billings Clinic includes an integrated multi-specialty group practice, tertiary care hospital and trauma center, based in Billings, Montana. Learn more atwww.billingsclinic.com/aboutus
Billings Clinic is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. All policies and processes are designed toward achieving fair and equitable treatment of all employees and job applicants. Employees are encouraged to discuss any concerns they have in this regard with their immediate supervisor and/or the Vice President People Resources. All employees and job applicants will be provided the same treatment in all aspects of the employment relationship, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, genetic information or disability.