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Billings Clinic Medical Assistant - Clinic Float Pool in Billings, Montana

You can make a difference as a part of our region's largest health care system, based locally in Billings, Montana. Join our amazing team with a focus on safe, high quality care and an excellent patient experience. Billings Clinic is here to take care of our community and region.

We look forward to meeting you.

About Us

Billings Clinic is a community-owned, not-for-profit, Physician-led health system based in Billings with more than 4,700 employees, including over 550 physicians and non-physician providers. Our integrated organization consists of a multi-specialty group practice and a 304-bed hospital.Learn more (https://www.billingsclinic.com/about-us/) about Billings Clinic (our organization, history, mission, leadership and regional locations) and how we are recognized nationally for our exceptional quality.

Your Benefits

We provide a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to all full-time employees (minimum of 24 hours/week), including Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer matching, Defined Contribution Pension Plan, Paid Time Off, employee wellness program, and much more.Click here (https://www.billingsclinic.com/careers/employee-benefits/) for more information ordownload the 2021 Employee Benefits Guide (https://ncstoragemlbillings.blob.core.windows.net/public/2021%20Billings%20Clinic%20Staff%20Benefits%20Guide.pdf) .

Magnet: Commitment to Nursing Excellence

Billings Clinic is proud to be recognized for nursing excellence as a Magnet®-designated organization, joining only 97 other organizations worldwide that have achieved this honor four times. The re-designation process happens every four years. Click here (https://www.billingsclinic.com/campaign-landing-pages/magnet/) to learn more!

Medical Assistant - Clinic Float Pool

CLINIC FLOAT POOL (BILLINGS CLINIC HEIGHTS)

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Shift: Day

Schedule: Varies, M-F 0700-1800

Employment Status: Full-Time (.75 or greater)

Hours per Pay Period: 0.90 = 72 hours (Non-Exempt)

Under general supervision, assists in the delivery of patient care/treatment and provides clerical and administrative support. Works collaboratively with the Physician, Non-Physician Provider, RN, LPN, and other departmental personnel to meet the physical, psychosocial, educational, and spiritual needs of the patient and family.

Essential Job Functions

• Supports and models behaviors consistent with Billings Clinic’s mission, vision, values, code of business conduct and service expectations. Meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements.

• Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency standards as it relates to the environment, employee, patient safety or job performance.

• Prepares room, equipment and supplies as dictated by a particular examination, patient’s needs, and Billings Clinic exam and procedure room cleaning guidelines.

• Assists with scheduling admissions, appointments, diagnostic tests, treatments, procedures, and surgery. May assist with registration and/or collection of co-pays.

• Screens incoming telephone calls for appropriate referrals to nurse, physician and/or non-physician provider.

• Orders and maintains clinical and office supplies and equipment as directed.

• Maintains patient files, records and other information. Adheres to confidentiality requirements.

• Compiles statistical data for reports as directed.

• Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.

• Receives and prepares patient for examination and treatment as directed. Obtains and records history and vital signs. May assist in preparing for minor procedures and physical exams. Charts and documents in medical record. Collects laboratory specimens as needed.

• Cleans and disinfects equipment per Billings Clinic sterile processing guidelines.

• Administers influenza vaccine, pneumococcal vaccines, and Td/TDAP to patients age 18 or older.

• Provides instruction to patients as directed by physician, non-physician provider or documented in policies and procedures.

• Performs all other duties as assigned or as needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

• Additional Essential Functions for Level II and III – Refer to Department Grid

• Assists physicians and non-physician providers in preparing for minor procedures and physical exams.

• Performs minor procedures to include but not limited to stitch and staple removal, application of dressings, ear lavage, splints and casts, etc.

• Administers medications and immunizations according to department approved grid and guidelines; once department requirements and required training have been met.

• Additional Essential Functions for Level III – Refer to Department Grid

• Administers medications and immunizations according to department approved grid and guidelines, which may include pediatric patients; once department requirements have been met.

• Required to assist in 3 medical assistant training events per year (could be less if organizational needs change and also depends on amount of medical assistants in department).*

• Required to precept with a minimum of 5 externs per year (could be less if organizational needs change and also depends on amount of medical assistants in department).*

• May perform advanced skills for department if all training has been completed and competency achieved (please refer to department specific grid).

• Point of Care Testing Trainer or Specialized Training specific to department; i.e. Wound Vac, Vein Procedures

• Additional essential Functions for Level IV – Refer to Department Grid

• Administers medications same as previous levels specific to department grid and guidelines and additional injections as indicated on department specific grid. (Patient Care; Patient Care, Injections)

• Health coaching , Clinic Float, Training Lead, Yellow Belt

• Participates in maintaining and/or building training modules using evidence based best practice for medical assistants

• Assisting with process improvements as related to the clinical setting.

• Proficient in basic patient care and treatment, planning and evaluating according to job description and MA level

• Competent to perform routine, non-complex aspects of patient care, treatments and procedures

• Safe pharmaceutical handling requirements and guidelines

• Application of personal protective equipment (PPE) for patient and staff safety

• Computer applications

• Refer to Department Grid specific to Level I

• Analytical skills necessary to understand a variety of basic and/or routine problem scenarios associated with patient care

• Refers more difficult problems to higher level medical assistant, nurse, supervisor or appropriate health care provider

• Practices according to Billings Clinic MA job description, guidelines and physician judgment

• Work is performed under the direct supervision of a physician

• Work is performed independently in accordance with assigned schedules and operating procedures

• Assumes responsibility for the follow-up of problem scenarios and coordinates appropriately with other MA, LPN, RN, physician and/or non-physician provider

• Expected to prioritize all aspects of job performance

• Demonstrates personal accountability in all facets of role responsibilities

• Interpersonal skills which enable the incumbent to appropriately respond to a variety of patient/family requests and inquiries, to respond to inquiries from physicians, nursing staff and other health care providers, and to check for understanding, allay apprehension and enlist cooperation of the patient

• Ability to utilize and apply PSE skills

• Service Recovery

• Communication with patient on expectations, e.g. being late for scheduled appointment, wait times

• Able to assist with patient service assistance needs as necessary and provide service recovery, e.g. coffee cards, lunch, gas cards

• Work with leadership on service recovery as needed

• Medical Terminology (available through LMS)

• Process Improvement / Quality Assurance /Risk Management

• Adheres to patient safety goals and standards

• Participates in Process Improvement or Risk related activities within the department

• Participates in the financial viability of Billings Clinic by ensuring appropriate ensuring appropriate utilization of supplies and equipment and maximizing the flow of patients to maximize effective utilization of the physician’s/non-physician provider’s time

• On-Call Responsibility

• Basic laboratory specimen handling and processing (urinalysis, blood sugars, etc.

• Safe pharmaceutical handling requirements and guidelines

• Demonstrate phlebotomy skills if relevant to area. Cross-trained to assist physician and/or non-physician provider with procedures

• Administer Level I approved medications after completion of appropriate pharmaceutical courses, along with Billings Clinic injection class for Influenza, Pneumococcal, Td/TDAP

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Anatomy

• Medical practice, patient care treatment, planning, and evaluating according to job description and MA level

• Examination, diagnostic, and treatment room procedures

• Medical terminology

• ICD and CPT procedure coding and related reimbursement issues

• Medical equipment and instruments

• Common safety hazards and precautions

• Regulatory standards

• HIPAA and confidentiality requirements

• Patient rights

• Required medication and its application

• Aseptic technique and infection control

• Safe pharmaceutical handling requirements and guidelines

• File and record keeping systems

• Personal computers and CIS applications, including necessary registration functions

• Process for collection of co-payments

• Interpersonal skills necessary in order to interact with patients, families, and physicians

• Demonstrate empathy and sensitivity necessary to elicit patient’s cooperation and allay apprehensions

• Assisting in a variety of treatments and procedures as directed

• Maintaining records and recording data

• Application of safe pharmaceutical handling requirements and guidelines

• Application of personal protective equipment (PPE) for patient and staff safety

• Incorporate population specific needs into all aspects of communication and patient care; scope of services will encompass age groups ranging from infant through geriatric

• Utilize time management concepts or maximize time effectively

• Interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures

• Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing

• Utilize service recovery effectively

• Assist patients in and out of wheelchairs

• Analytical skills necessary to organize daily work, interpret data, and maintain simple to moderate complex records

• Handle frequent interruptions

• Under the supervision of a physician, initiates and performs patient care/treatment as governed by the Board of Medical Examiners and according to Billings Clinic Medical Assistant job description, policies and/or procedures.

• Scheduling and organizing procedures to maximize patient convenience and to maximize effective utilization of physician’s or non-physician provider’s time.

• Orientation on safe pharmaceutical handling requirements and guidelines performed under the preceptor supervision to ensure checks for quality and accuracy

• Under the supervision of leadership, involved in process improvement or risk related departmental activities

• Oversight for safe pharmaceutical handling requirements is provided by the physician

Minimum Qualifications for Medical Assistant III

Education

• High school diploma or equivalent

Additional Qualifications II (all requirements for Level I)

• Prior to leveling up Director of Clinical Practice will verify that all requirements for next level have been met.

• Approval of Department Manager and Supervising Physician.

• No current disciplinary actions.

• A minimum of six months as a level 1

• Certified/Registered Medical Assistant required

• Completion of all department requirements and competencies for a Level I.

• Ability to deal with difficult situations in a mature and professional manner

• Acts as a role model in the ability to utilize and apply Personal Service Excellence (PSE) skills

Analytical skills necessary to resolve non-routine problems including scheduling, registration, and prioritization.

Demonstrates personal accountability in all facets of role responsibilities.

Adheres to patient safety goals and standards

The following criteria could result in employee moving to a lower level and a reduction in pay:

Department transfers with different unit specific requirements/training.

Department transfers to areas with limited levels.

Failure to maintain requirements of certification or registrations.

Failure to maintain requirements and expectations of a Level II.

Additional Qualifications III (all requirements for prior levels)

Prior to leveling up Director of Clinical Practice will verify that all requirements for next level have been met.

Approval of Department Manager and Supervising Physician

No current disciplinary actions

Must remain Certified/Registered Medical Assistant

Completion of all department requirements competencies for previous levels.

The following class must be completed prior to leveling up to this level:

Preceptor Preferences Possibilities and Practices

Expectation of this level is that the individual will precept externs form local MA programs dependent on department and organizational needs.

This level is for Medical Assistants providing higher complexity skills.

Participates in ensuring adherence to quality standards, regulatory and/or accreditation requirement applicable to the department (e.g., Joint Commission, OSHA, CMS, etc.)

At this level the individual will serve as a resource to other MA staff within the department.

The following criteria could result in employee moving to a lower level and a reduction in pay:

Department transfers with different unit specific requirements/training.

Department transfers to areas with limited levels.

Failure to maintain requirements of certification or registrations.

Failure to maintain requirements and expectations of a Level III.

Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health system serving Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas. A not-for-profit organization led by a physician CEO, the health system is governed by a board of community members, nurses and physicians. Billings Clinic includes an integrated multi-specialty group practice, tertiary care hospital and trauma center, based in Billings, Montana. Learn more atwww.billingsclinic.com/aboutus (https://www.billingsclinic.com/about-us/)

Billings Clinic is committed to being an inclusive and welcoming employer, that strives to be kind, safe, and courageous in all we do. As an equal opportunity employer, our policies and processes are designed to achieve fair and equitable treatment of all employees and job applicants. All employees and job applicants will be provided the same treatment in all aspects of the employment relationship, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy and family status, national origin, spoken language, neurodiversity, age, and/or disability. To ensure we provide an accessible candidate experience for prospective employees, please let us know if you need any accommodations during the recruitment process.

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