PeaceHealth LPN/MA Clinic - Bellingham, Family Practice in Bellingham, Washington

PeaceHealth is seeking a LPN/MA Clinic - Bellingham, Family Practice for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 163535

MEDICAL ASSISTANT JOB SUMMARY

In collaboration with the healthcare team, assists physicians/providers in the delivery of patient care working within the scope of practice for a Medical Assistant.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Prepares patients for examination and treatment or anesthesia interview as applicable. Takes and records patient history and vital signs as applicable.

  2. Prepares exam and/or treatment rooms; select, setup and maintain medical supplies and equipment for all examinations, procedures and/or anesthesia interview as applicable.

  3. Gives injections, applies splints and dressings, and facilitates simple wound management under provider orders.

  4. Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization.

  5. May transport specimens.

  6. May assist in scheduling patients for tests, initial and follow up appointments.

  7. May maintain patient files, records, and other information including entry of data into electronic medical record.

  8. May provide phone screening of patient to appropriate clinical staff and/or physician.

  9. Collaborates with a variety of personnel and departments to ensure smooth clinic operations.

  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant or Medical Office Assistant program is required. An approved educational program/course of study that allows caregiver to sit for the MOA certification exam will be considered (e.g. Associate’s degree in Allied Health).

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Minimum of one year experience in a medical office preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • See below for licensure/certification requirements for each community. When referring to the National Certification requirement below, the following are acceptable in meeting that requirement:

  • Certified Medical Assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants AAMA

  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) through the American Medical Technologists (AMT)

  • Clinical Medical Assistant certification through the National Health Career Associates (NHA)

  • National Certified Medical Assistant through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

  • Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC) administered by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA).

  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

  • Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality.

  • Ability to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members.

  • Proficiency in the use of computer and office equipment. Familiarity with desktop computing tools, multi-line phone systems and insurance billing preferred.

  • Ability to efficiently manage time and prioritize multiple tasks.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Understand the principles of asepsis if applicable.

COMMUNITY/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

For clinic locations where caregiver will be performing both Medical Assistant and Diagnostic Technician functions:

  • Current Limited X-Ray licensure/permit in state of practice required at date of hire.

  • Must meet qualifications and perform essential functions of Diagnostic Technician job profile in addition to those for the Medical Assistant.

WASHINGTON:

  • State of Washington Medical Assistant –certified licensure required.

  • State of Washington Medical Assistant – Interim Certified credential accepted. Caregiver must obtain Medical Assistant- Certified (Non-Interim) credential within 12 months of date of issuance of interim credential by the State of Washington

Bellingham, PIMC and United General:

  • National certification required upon hire or within 6 months of hire.

  • State licensure and national certification must be maintained.

PHMG PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion 34 to 65% of the time.

  • Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less.

  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation, or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids daily.

  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

LPN - JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for ensuring delivery of quality nursing care to clinic patients as directed by physicians and other healthcare providers. The Clinic LPN functions as a core member of the interdisciplinary care team and fulfills/shares the roles and responsibilities of rooming nurse, resource nurse, and clinical support nurse in the ambulatory patient care setting.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Assess and implement patient care under supervision. Prepares patient for examination.

  2. Provide direct patient care. Assists provider with examination and treatment of patient as directed.

  3. Under the oversight of provider, may be responsible for telephone triage using age specific triage protocol books and computerized resources.

  4. Document patient care in health record according to department standards.

  5. Obtains and conveys information to and from patients, pharmacies, and other providers as directed and supervised by a licensed provider; may obtain referral authorizations for treatment as directed by provider.

  6. Ensures own professional effectiveness through continued education and professional development.

  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited State Board of Nursing LPN program required.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • One year clinical experience as an LPN preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current licensure as an LPN in the state in which nurse will be practicing.

  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Basic computer skills required including familiarity with MS Office applications.

  • Must have cooperative working and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of patients, families and staff.

  • Effective prioritization skills with the ability to manage multiple clinical tasks at one time.

  • Must be well organized, detail oriented, flexible and able to function independently.

PHMG PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion more than 65% of the time.

  • Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less.

  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.

  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package at http://www.peacehealth.org/sites/default/files/externalallbenefits_overview.pdf and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers .

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Questions? Review our Employment FAQ at https://www.peacehealth.org/sites/default/files/externalcandidatefaq2.pdf or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org . Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Bellingham, Cordata Building (207)

Job Category: Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support

Shift: Day

Shift Length: 8 Hours

FTE: 1.0

Work Type: Full Time

Hourly compensation starts at: $21.33 (LPN) 17.63 (MA), more depending on experience

Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Licensed Practical Nurse - Washington

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Bellingham || Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support || Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, LPN || Full Time || FAMILY PRACTICE SVCS