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Intermountain Health Medical Assistant Bozeman Specialty Clinic in Bozeman, Montana

Job Description:

A Medical assistant has accountability for providing care to patients in an ambulatory clinic setting. This will involve caring for patients with acute and chronic needs in the Bozeman Specialty Clinic.

Hours: Typical daytime clinic hours Monday - Friday. No weekends or holidays

Scope:

  • Performs general administrative and patient care tasks in accordance with the Intermountain Scope of Practice, and other established policies and procedures.

  • Possesses the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically within a multi- disciplinary care team.

  • Greets and prepare patients for the health care provider while maintaining a positive and caring attitude.

  • Attentive to patients needs, coordinates care, administers care, and documents appropriately.

  • Provides for patient safety and protection of patient privacy rights by observing HIPAA regulations

  • Obtains and record patient information; vital signs, height, weight, allergies, current medications, medical history, and chief complaint, etc.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures.

  • May be required to draw and collect blood samples and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.

  • Per Provider request, may perform routine tests including but not limited to EKGs, hearing and vision screens.

  • Schedules patients for diagnostic testing and follow up as appropriate to ensure completion of testing.

  • Communicates test results to patients and establish plan of care by phone or mail as directed by the Provider.

  • Documents patient plan(s) of care, tests and examination results in the medical record as directed by the provider.

  • Prepares, clean and sterilize instruments and maintain equipment; stock patient exam rooms while maintaining cleanliness and organization, and dispose of contaminated items according to protocol.

  • Administers ordered medications and/or vaccines via oral, injection, topical, rectal, ophthalmic, and/or inhalant administration.

  • Escalates non-routine issues, questions and/or concerns to the practice manager and/or healthcare provider(s).

  • Ensures safety checklists/quality controls are completed as required.

  • Demonstrates sound judgment and composure with the ability to take appropriate action in questionable or emergency situations.

  • Promotes mission, vision, and values of Intermountain Health, and abides by service behavior standards.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Required

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required

  • Current BLS Certification is required upon hire or within 60 days of hire upon approval

  • Three (3) months previous experience within a healthcare setting is required

  • Successful completion of initial MA onboarding within 90 days, annual skills fair, and in-services for site specific tasks is required

  • Ability to successfully function in a fast paced, service oriented environment

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy is required

Preferred

  • Graduate from an accredited Medical Assistant program is preferred

  • Successful completion of an Accredited National Certification Exam for Certified Medical Assistants (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) is preferred

  • One (1) year Medical Assistant experience is preferred

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements list must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regular attendance to perform work on site during regularly scheduled business hours or scheduled shifts is required.

  • Able to understand and apply information, policies, procedures and skills required by the position.

  • Possess knowledge of the meaning and use of medical terminology and abbreviations.

  • Knowledge of medical practice and care to assist in providing safe, quality patient care.

  • Knowledge of examination, diagnostic and treatment procedures as well as medical equipment and instruments used in administering patient care.

  • Proficiency utilizing various computer software programs, i.e.: Microsoft Office Suite, Electronic Health Records, as well as the ability to learn applications relevant to the position.

Physical Requirements:

Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.- and -Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.- and -Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.- and -Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.- and -Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).- and -May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.

Anticipated job posting close date:

08/08/2024

Location:

Bozeman Clinic

Work City:

Bozeman

Work State:

Montana

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

$16.50 - $23.69

We care about your well-being – mind, body, and spirit – which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.

Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho, Nevada, and Utah based caregivers (https://intermountainhealthcare.org/careers/working-for-intermountain/employee-benefits/) , and for our Colorado, Montana, and Kansas based caregivers (http://www.sclhealthbenefits.org) ; and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://intermountainhealthcare.org/careers/working-for-intermountain/diversity/) .

Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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