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Medical Assistant

Company: MercyOne Des Moines
Location: Ames
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition ID 2021-199480 Employment Type Full Time Department Cardiology Services Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Standard Hours Varied Remote No

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

* Reviews medical records and obtains other pertinent information prior to office visit from hospitals and referring physicians offices. * Prepares patient for exam and facilitates patient flow. * Obtains medical information from patient and documents in medical records. * Performs tests and procedures as ordered. * Provides patient/family education. * Writes and prepares prescriptions utilizing and electronic physician signature * Assists with transfer of patient. * Monitors and stocks medication closets. * Operate required vehicle(s) in a safe manner to perform required duties of the position. * Travels and performs CMA duties with Outreach Clinics as requested. * Completes Iowa Heart Center CMA competencies. * Adaptability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with coworkers, patients and visitors, and satisfactory job performance despite the stress of a medical work environment.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

* Successful completion of a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). * Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification must be obtained within first year of employment and maintained thereafter. * Clinic/physician office experience preferred. * Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire. * Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks). * Valid Drivers/Chauffeurs License required, must meet Mercys Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive per state law. * Cardiovascular Medical Terminology class completion within 1 year of hire.

Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines, Ames , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Ames, Iowa

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