Medical Assistant I

Overview:
We re a Little Different
Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
We don t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in _careers_ that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.
At Mercy, you ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.
Responsibilities:
Escorts patient to the examination room and prepares patient for examination and treatment.
Takes patient history and vital signs.
Cleans and stocks examination rooms including laying out special equipment or supplies to be used during a patient visit.
Orders and maintains supplies of equipment for treatments, including sterilization of equipment.
Assists with lab and x-ray duties.
Maintains patient files, records and other information.
Assists physician in procedures.
Performs administrative duties associated with managed care and referrals.
Assists with scheduling of tests and treatments.
Sends cards or calls patients for notification of test results (mammograms, lab, hemmocult card, Pap smear, missed appointment) in accordance with physician instructions.
Telephones patients to remind them of scheduled visits preceding their appointment and Screens telephone calls, refers to the appropriate area.
Performs reception and scheduling duties and other clerical duties.
Pulls and files charts.
Labels and prepares body fluid and tissue specimens for transport.
Performs waived clinical laboratory testing as defined by CLIA. Maintains competency in the waived testing category.
Actively participates in laboratory quality improvement.
Observes universal precautions consistently, and Wears proper personal protective equipment when appropriate.
Wears clothing and Health System badge consistent with dress code, and attends to personal hygiene to maintain a clean, well-groomed appearance.
Meets Health System attendance standards.
Performs other duties as directed.
Qualifications:
Because you re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That s why you ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:
+ Knowledge of medical practice, care, examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures. Knowledge of medical equipment, instruments and safety procedures. Knowledge of medical office procedures.
+ Must have computer experience and good communication skills. _Certifications:_ Obtain CPR certification within 90 days of employment. _Other:_ Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Skill in assisting in a variety of treatments, medications, taking vital signs, maintaining records, recording test results and office procedures. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Must be able to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and policies. Must be able to communicate clearly and establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, staff and the public. Equipment Used: Must be able to operate multi-line phone, fax and computer.
We ll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a top 100 places to work. We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care that s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.
Qualifications:
Qualifications
_Education:_ Knowledge of medical practice, care, examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures. Knowledge of medical equipment, instruments and safety procedures. Knowledge of medical office procedures.
_Licensure:_ None.
_Experience:_ Must have computer experience and good communication skills.
_Certifications:_ Obtain CPR certification within 90 days of employment.
_Other:_ Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Skill in assisting in a variety of treatments, medications, taking vital signs, maintaining records, recording test results and office procedures. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Must be able to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and policies. Must be able to communicate clearly and establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, staff and the public. Equipment Used: Must be able to operate multi-line phone, fax and computer.
_Preferred Education:_
_Preferred Licensure:_
_Preferred Experience:_ One year medical office experience preferred.
_Preferred Certifications:_ Medical Assistant certification from one of the approved certifying bodies: AMT (American Medical Technologist), AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants), or the NCCT (competency examination).
_Preferred Other:_
Requisition ID _2016-737529_
Category _Support Services_
Position Type _Full Time_
Shift(s) _Days_
Department _Family Medicine Downey Place_
Location _US_ _-_ _MO_ _-_ _Cuba_

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