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Providence Health & Services Medical Assistant I in Santa Monica, California

Description:

Providence is calling a Medical Assistant I (Full time/Day shift) at our Providence Saint John's Medical Foundation location in Santa Monica, CA.

We are seeking a Medical Assistant I who will be responsible for providing direct care to patients under the direction of the physician and/or licensed nurse

In this position you will:

  • Perform job functions timely, efficiently and effectively utilizing knowledge of medical assistant training and skills:

  • Deliver upon the service expectations of both our patients and fellow staff members by listening to their needs; engaging in positive interactions; and following through on promises made in a thoughtful, efficient, timely and courteous manner so that their total outcome is better than expected

  • Respect the dignity, confidentiality and privacy of patients

  • Work in a safe manner, adhering to general safety precautions and standards. Report any unsafe conditions to their supervisor and/or the safety hotline

  • Perform basic back office skills -- vital signs, BP, weight, history taking, IM/Sub Q injections, make and verify appointments, call back authorized pharmacy refill prescriptions, ICD-9, CPT coding

  • Administer routine immunizations, injections and skin tests following verification of dosages and with appropriate documentation

  • Performs blood pressure checks. Informs practitioner of results

  • Assists with emergencies as needed

  • Provides accurate, complete, legible and timely documentation of all procedures performed in the medical record

  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of procedures included in the Medical Assistant scope of practice

  • Communicate all test results, patient concerns and changes in the patient’s condition to the physician or registered nurse

  • Follow correct procedures for handling and disposing of biohazardous infectious waste

  • Perform daily and weekly environmental cleaning and equipment quality control and maintenance

  • Order and maintain current inventories of medication and supplies

  • Check for outdated medication on a monthly basis

  • Comply with all applicable infection control and safety procedures

  • Demonstrate awareness of current state, federal and local laws:

  • Use appropriate reporting mechanisms as required by state laws

  • Provide open and timely communication with patients, families and their significant others:

  • Provide sufficient information to allow patients and their significant others to participate in the patient's care

  • Provide educational resources to the patient/family as appropriate as instructed by the physician or registered nurse.

  • Demonstrate commitment to education and sharing of knowledge:

  • Assist in the orientation of new personnel to the office

  • Obtain ongoing education consistent with level and area of practice

  • Maintain current American Heart Association BLS and other appropriate certifications.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of school for medical assistants and certificate or Diploma/certificate from the military in Medical Specialist Course

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers

  • 0 to 2 years minimum healthcare experience

About the Providence Medical Institute you will serve.

For more than 70 years, Providence Saint John’s Health Center has built a tradition providing award-winning health care and compassionate service. Through your support and generosity, the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation can continue to fuel the Health Center with the latest advances in technology and specialized programs.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

http://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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 250161

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