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Central Washington University Certified Medical Assistant - Student Health Services in Ellensburg, Washington

Job SummaryThis position is a vital member of the patient centered medical team, working under supervision and alongside providers and other medical staff, as a Licensed Certified Medical Assistant. Primary duties will include patient care, including preparing patients for the provider visit, recording pertinent information on the EHRs, and assisting in other procedures. This position may also work in the lab with on the job training for ClIA Waived and moderate complexity lab testing under direct supervision with the potential for xray training. All employees are expected to support CWU’s commitment to diversity and to bring and support inclusion into the university environment.Job Duties- Provides general care to a diverse population of patients, within the scope of the license as a Certified Medical Assistant. This includes taking vital signs and preparing patients for examination, capillary blood withdrawal, venipuncture and intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.-Cares for patients receiving specialized treatments, and assists and provides those treatments under supervision of other medical providers, including RNs.-Enters data regarding patient care, laboratory testing and referral information into the EHR. Observe and report patient signs and symptoms.-Understanding and maintaining confidentiality, following HIPAA and FERPA guidelines and requirements.-Will know and apply aseptic and sterile technique and blood borne pathogen and communicable disease control measures.-Cares for patients following aseptic and sterile technique as needed.-Environmental cleaning and care, such as autoclaving, laundry, room cleaning, etc.-Institutes and maintains referral system, and prior authorizations, for patients as ordered by their provider.-Maintaining Medication and immunization records.-Occasional duties providing services in the laboratory according to license limits. Potential for training in X-Ray.- Other duties as assignedMinimum QualificationsLicensed as a Certified Medical Assistant in the State of Washington.At least 1 year experience working in a medical clinic setting providing direct patient care according to scope of license.Experience and training in completing prior authorizations, and referrals, including the creation of word documents.Ability to maneuver and input data into an Electronic Health Record.Valid Healthcare CPR CertificationDemonstrated willingness and/or experience working with students and/or co-workers from a wide range of abilities, backgrounds and experiences.OR applicable combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the positionPreferred Qualifications1 year clinical experience working with students in a college medical clinic.Experience working with college-aged students with diverse identities.Experience or interest in mentoring students from a variety of backgrounds.Ability to incorporate multicultural perspectives and issues into everyday conversations.Life experiences that demonstrate an ability to contribute to CWU‘s commitment to inclusion and diversity.CompetenciesAccountability/Dependability:Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.Judgement:Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.Teamwork:Promotes cooperation and mutual support t

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