Medical Office Assistant
PeaceHealth - Ketchikan, AK

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JOB SUMMARY

In collaboration with the healthcare team, assists physicians/providers in the delivery of patient care working within the scope of practice for a Medical Office Assistant.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Prepares patients for examination and treatment. Takes and records patient history and vital signs.

2. Prepares exam and treatment rooms; select, setup and maintain medical supplies and equipment for all examinations and procedures.

3. Givens injections and applies splints and dressings under physician orders. Simple wound management.

4. Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization.

5. Assist in scheduling patients for tests, initial and follow up appointments.

6. Maintains patient files, records, and other information including entry of data into electronic medical record.

7. Provides phone assessment of patient to appropriate clinical staff and/or physician.

8. Collaborates with a variety of personnel and departments to ensure smooth clinic operations.

9. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:
' High school diploma or equivalent required.

' Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant or Medical Office Assistant program is required. An approved educational program/course of study that allows caregiver to sit for the MOA certification exam will be considered (e.g. Associate's degree in Allied Health).

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:
' One year experience in a medical office preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:
' Current certification for Medical Office Assistant or Medical Assistant or must receive certification within 12 months from the hire date.

' Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS:
' Familiarity with desktop computing tools, multi-line phone systems and insurance billing preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient's needs.

' Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality

' Ability to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members

' Proficiency in the use of computer and office equipment

' Ability to efficiently manage time and prioritize multiple tasks

' Strong interpersonal and communication skills

REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

WA State:
' Requires Health Care Assistant Certification within 180 days from date of hire, except for positions working in the Sleep Center.

LCR:
' DME Facilitation ' mask fitting, PAP pressure changes, troubleshooting, scheduling, etc.

SIUSLAW:
' Allowed 24 months to obtain certification due to limited availability of certification courses in the SIUSLAW region.

ALASKA:
' Current certification for Medical Office Assistant or Medical Assistant is preferred, but not required.

At PeaceHealth, we carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way. The fulfillment of this Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. Caregivers of PeaceHealth embrace the spirit of these words and share our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, and are willing to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family.

DISCLAIMER:
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

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PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Washington, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon,...