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Kalispell Regional Healthcare Medical Assistant Certified - Northwest Orthopedic & Sports Medicine in Kalispell, Montana

Overview

Under clinical supervision, assists in the delivery of patient care and treatment according to policies and procedures and LH MAU/UAP scope of practice. Provides administrative support and works collaboratively with Physicians, Advanced Practice Clinicians, RNs, LPNs and other department staff to meet the physical, psychosocial, education and spiritual needs of the patient and family.

Responsibilities

  • Receives and prepares patient for examination and treatment per practice procedure and protocol. Obtains and records history and vital signs. Charts and documents in medical record and collects laboratory specimens as needed.

  • Prepares room, equipment and supplies as indicated by particular examination or patient’s needs.

  • Assists Physician and/or Advanced Practice Clinician in preparing for minor procedures and physical examinations.

  • Performs minor procedures to include, but may not be limited to; suture and staple removal, application of dressings, splints, casts, etc.

  • Cleans and disinfects equipment per assigned area(s) policies and procedures.

  • Assists with appointments, diagnostic tests, treatments, procedures and surgery. May assist with patient registration, collection of co-payments and prior authorizations.

  • Collects patient information from incoming calls and/or patient portal messages for appropriate referrals to nurse, physician and/or advanced practice provider.

  • Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.

  • Under supervision of department leadership, participates in process improvement and/or risk related departmental activities.

With approved scribe training and competencies (as applicable)

  1. May perform as a scribe and accurately transcribe medical reports. Proofreads all work transcribed to ensure proper patient and physician names, spelling, and punctuation. Applies expert knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, English rules of transcription and proofreading of all medical dictation.

  2. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of elements of a medical note, new techniques, new medications and new terminology in order to produce quality reports. Researches and follows up on incomplete dictation. Works with providers to assure that all documentation is entered into patient records appropriately.

  3. The above essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned similar to the above consistent with knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of one (1) of the below required:

  • Graduate of a CAAHEP or ABHES accredited medical assisting program.

  • Completion of a medical assistant program offered by a school accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the US Department of Education, which includes a minimum of 720 clock hours of training in medical assisting skills, including an externship of no less than 160 hours.

  • Must successfully pass a minimum of one (1) of the following exams within twelve (12) months of hire.

  • CertifiedMedical Assistant Exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

  • Registered Medical Assistant Exam through American Medical Technologists (AMT)

  • ClinicalMedical Assistant Exam through the National Health Career Association (NHA)

  • National Certified Medical Assistant Exam through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

  • Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Exam through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in a practice setting preferred.

  • Current Health Care Provider CPR preferred or must successfully complete prior to completion of orientation.

  • Medical office experience and medical terminology training preferred. Possess working knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, basic laboratory values, and pharmacology preferred.

  • Knowledge and familiarity with medical equipment and instruments, common safety hazards and precautions, patient rights, regulatory standards and aseptic technique and infection control preferred. Knowledge of Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and confidentiality requirements preferred.

  • Must employ critical thinking skills, respond to a changing workload in a positive and professional manner, and prioritize and seek assistance as appropriate. Possess interpersonal skills and communication necessary to interact with patients, families and physicians effectively.

  • Must successfully complete all onboarding education and competencies prior to performing the competency specific tasks on a patient.

Job Locations US-MT-Kalispell

Requisition ID 2021-11243

Category LPN / CNA / CMA / MA

Pay Period Status 80

Shift Days

Shift Start Hours 8:00 AM

Shift End Hours 5:00 PM

Schedule M-F 8-5

Position Type Full Time (Benefits Eligible)

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