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Certified Medical Assistant

Company: Iowa State University
Location: Ames
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Position Information: Position Title:
Certified Medical Assistant Job Group:
Merit Required Minimum Qualifications:
--- Certification or registration as a Medical Assistant or completion of a recognized one year Medical Assistant Program, or Completion of a health care profession program with a curriculum incorporating elements of a Medical Assistant program including but not limited to: pathophysiology, medical terminology, basic pharmacology and medication administration including dose calculation and psychology. Preferred Qualifications:
Experience providing medical assistance to young adult patients.
Recent experience with direct patient care and equipment used in an ambulatory clinic setting.
Medical office experience.
Experience scheduling appointments using electronic practice management software, insurance data collection an entry into electronic health records. Job Description: The Thielen Student Health Center is a full-service medical clinic in Ames, Iowa. We're currently looking for a Certified Medical Assistant to join our team! Our team is available to care for the Iowa State University students' primary health care needs. We understand the unique needs of students - things like working around your schedule to help you make an appointment or helping you transfer your medical records and prescriptions from home to school. We provide an inclusive, non-judgmental environment where our diverse student body is treated with dignity and respect in a non-discriminatory way. If you have a passion for helping students, we are looking for you! Under direct supervision of physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or registered nurse, performs technical, patient care and related clerical functions in an ambulatory setting by coordinating patient intake and clinic flow. Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities --- Responsible for facilitating the smooth flow of patients through the clinic through interaction with patients, families, and staff. --- Assist in clinic with physical examination of patient and related treatments, including but not limited to: patient history, medication records, allergies, and immunizations. --- Manages internal and external medical records to ensure that accurate and complete data is available for patient appointments. --- Administers routine oral, rectal or injectable medications not requiring a high level of skill or nursing judgment. --- (These are medications that can only be administered by certified medical assistants or medical assistants who have completed a formal accredited training program. --- Performs routine laboratory tests such as urinalysis and blood work, does electrocardiograms and x-ray work as needed. --- Identifies vaccination needs for specific patient populations. --- Performs related clerical tasks including answering phones, scheduling appointments and providing information other departments. --- Assists in obtaining insurance prior authorizations Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities --- Knowledge of medical records documentation requirements. --- Knowledge of medical instruments and supplies. --- Knowledge of routine oral, rectal, and injectable medications. --- Knowledge and ability to perform CPR and emergency care procedures. --- Ability to maintain patient confidentiality. --- Ability to maintain a courteous and respectful approach toward patients, visitors, and fellow staff members. --- Ability to work safely and willingness to comply with special safety and health precautions including universal precautions. --- Ability to provide care with regard to patient condition and age. --- Ability to use supplies and equipment in a cost-efficient manner. --- Ability to maintain personal appearance in accordance with dress code. --- Ability to be punctual, dependable and flexible (so as to alter work schedule to meet unit/patient needs). --- Ability to read and understand instructions and guidelines and to read data indicators. --- Ability to maintain effective working relationships. Appointment Type:
Regular Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period Time Type:
Full time Pay Grade:
08 Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485. Why Choose ISU?
Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
--- Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans
--- Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans
--- Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)
--- Life insurance and long-term disability
--- Flexible Spending Accounts
--- Various voluntary benefits and discounts
--- Employee Assistance Program
--- Wellbeing program Original Posting Date:
July 1, 2022 Posting Close Date: Job Requisition Number:
R8980

Keywords: Iowa State University, Ames , Certified Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Ames, Iowa

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