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Medical Assistant - Part Time - OB

Company: Primary Health Care Inc
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description This position works with our OB Care Team and typically works 20 hours per week: Thursday 8 AM - 8 PM and Friday 8 AM - 5 PM. Schedule is not guaranteed and may change based on clinic needs. **This position is eligible for a $2,000 sign-on bonus. See details in the Compensation & Benefits section of this posting.**Job SummaryThe Medical Assistant supports the delivery of healthcare for the OB Care Team by providing clinical care and administrative support as delegated by licensed clinical staff. Works in accordance with standards and scope established by PHC policies and procedures. Performs work with special consideration for patient safety and infection control policies and procedures. Works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to welcome patients to a safe and inclusive environment and to engage patients in holistic care. Essential Functions

  • Documents patient care accurately and timely in the electronic health record. (Clinical documentation)
  • Facilitates the patient rooming and intake process and obtains accurate patient vital signs per established workflow. (Patient rooming, intake, and vital signs)
  • Performs point-of-care testing per CLIA guidelines and other established workflows. Ensures service orders are completed timely. (Point-of-care testing)
  • Administers medications, immunizations, and treatments per written or standing orders. (Medication administration)
  • Performs lab and diagnostic testing per written orders, explains testing procedure and preparation, and reports test results per procedure. Ensures test orders are completed timely. (Lab & diagnostic testing)
  • Completes timely prior authorizations and referrals per established guidelines. (Prior authorizations and referral management)
  • Answers and returns phone calls timely.
  • Prepares for exam/procedure and assists provider as requested.
  • Provides patient education appropriate to the patient's age and identified learning needs.
  • Collaborates with assigned Care Team by participating in team huddles and pre-visit planning for scheduled patients.
  • Completes and accurately documents quality controls per established process.
  • Performs pre-cleaning and transport of contaminated instruments per infection control policies and procedures.
  • Routinely evaluates supply levels in exam rooms, removing expired supplies and restocking as appropriate. Minimum QualificationsEducation: Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant programExperience: None requiredLicense/Certifications:
  • Current Medical Assistant Certification or Registration issued by AAMA, AMT, NCCT or NHA
  • Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Certification*
  • Current Mandatory Reporter Certification approved for the State of Iowa**Must be obtained within Introductory Period if not current.Knowledge, Skills or Abilities:
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Effective English communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Demonstrates competency of required medical assisting skills.
  • Contributes to a team approach to care.
  • Accurate and efficient typing skills.
  • Efficiently performs basic computer functions.
  • Demonstrates competency using electronic health record.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail in work.
  • Prioritizes assigned work.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Interacts with others in an empathetic manner while maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Remains calm and works through difficult interactions.
  • Effectively resolves problems.
  • Utilizes universal precautions in patient care. Other Job Requirements: None.Compensation & BenefitsCompensation is dependent on education and experience.PHC offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:
  • $2,000 sign-on bonus ($1000 at hire, $500 at 6 months, $500 at 1 year). Internal candidates are not eligible for sign-on bonus.
  • Qualified individuals are eligible for up to a $500 quarterly retention bonus as part of special funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Bonuses are time limited through the Spring of 2023.
  • Generous PTO accrual (equal to 4 weeks at end of 1st year) plus paid holidays
  • License/certification fee reimbursement
  • Paid time off for continuing education & continuing education reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • 401k with company match
  • Medical insurance - PHC Pays, on average, 80% of medical premiums for all plan types (employee, employee + family, etc.)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life & disability insurance
  • Flexible spending & health savings accounts
  • Supplemental accident & critical illness insurance
  • Discounts on pet insuranceVisit for a summary of PHC's benefits.

Keywords: Primary Health Care Inc, Des Moines , Medical Assistant - Part Time - OB, Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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