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Providence Health & Services Medical Assistant I or II Float-Hood River Clinics in Hood River, Oregon

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Providence is calling a Medical Assistant I or II - Float (0.9 FTE, Days) to Providence Hood River Clinics in Hood River, OR.

Medical Assistant I or II

Providence Hood River Internal Medical Clinic

This is a .6 fte (24 hrs per week) scheduled work days are Mon-Friday , with an occasional weekend shift

Why Providence?

  • Competitive pay and benefits that start on day one

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Medical Assistant Career Pathway lets you move up to MA-III or MA-IV

  • Some of the lowest assistant-to-provider ratios, empowering you and your team to deliver the best care

Apply Today!

If you qualify, we will send you a text with additional questions from our Modern Hire system. Once you complete, you’ll be invited to self-schedule an interview.

We are seeking a Medical Assistant I or II - Internal Medicine Clinic who will work under the delegation of a licensed practitioner to perform duties as directed to assist in providing patient care to assigned patients. A MA II perform all aspects of the MA I role and is fully competent in the clinical needs/functions for assigned clinic/location of work. An MA II is expected to perform in accordance with established policies, procedures, and regulations.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

Providence Medical Assistants are placed as Level I or II, based on experience with specific skill sets, certifications, and responsibilities.

As a Medical Assistant I, you will:

  • Greet and prepare patients for their appointment – confirm identity; record vital signs and other appropriate information, maintain medication and immunization records, and document all interactions

  • Prepare and maintain examination and treatment areas

  • Under the delegation of a licensed practitioner, you may:

  • Obtain specimens; perform required testing; administer medications; and administer vaccines

  • Assist or perform point-of-care tests and clinical procedures

  • Float to other clinics as needed

Medical Assistant II performs all the duties above as well as:

  • Front office tasks such as patient authorizations, scheduling, etc.

  • Increasingly advanced procedures with validated competencies

  • Follow procedures for handling and disposing of biohazardous, infectious and pharmaceutical waste

  • Prepare, clean and sterilize, and/or reprocess instruments (autoclaving) and maintain equipment with validated competencies

  • Assist in orientation of new team members and model best practices

  • Provide timely communication and information to patients, families and practitioners

  • Consistently meet skill-based competency expectations

  • Promote organization mission, vision, and values and serve as an ambassador

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Six (6) months Medical Assistant experience to be eligible for Level II status

  • AHA-accredited Current Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment

  • Active National certification/registration:

  • Existing caregivers in the MA role as of 7/1/2021, will have 12 months to obtain their state or national MA certification

  • Effective verbal and written communication

  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with colleagues, patients, families, and visitors

  • Ability to treat people with respect, instill trust in others, and uphold our values

  • Flexibility to meet the changing needs of patients and clinics

  • Demonstrated PC skills (ex: MS Office and EHR use)

  • Awareness of current state, federal, and local laws relating to position and patient care

  • Expanded knowledge of vaccinations, medications, and their use, including brand and generic names related to the clinic/location supported

  • Compliance with all applicable infection control and safety procedures

  • Increasingly expanded knowledge of principles and practices governing MA role and the ability to apply them effectively

  • Ability to perform delegated work with minimal oversight

  • Ability to analyze, problem solve, and prioritize multiple tasks under pressure

  • High degree of accountability with increasing responsibilities

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Graduate of accredited school for medical assistants or an equivalent combination of course work, experience, and training to qualify to sit for your state or national Certification Exam

  • Upon hire, active state or national certification/registration by AMCA, AAMA, AMT, NHA, NCCT, or NAHP as a Medical Assistant

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

https://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Medical Assistant

Location: Oregon-Hood River

Req ID: 301084

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