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Medical Assistant with Limited X-Ray - Mercy Internal Med

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: March 17, 2019

Job Description:


Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80

Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER





  • Job Summary / Job

    Purpose (briefly state why does this job exist in 3-5 lines)

    Under the direction of the health care provider, Medical Assistant II is responsible for the delivery of patient care that promotes the safety and wellbeing of all patients. Accurately preforms preliminary physical tests such as: measures blood pressure, records weight, temperature, pulse and respirations and other measures as directed by established clinical protocols.




    • Key Responsibilities

      (list 5-8)





      • Perform general

        patient care by following established standards and procedures.
      • Greet and

        prepare patients for the health care provider.
      • Obtain and

        record vital signs including but not limited to, blood pressure,

        temperature, pulse, respiration, height, weight, drug allergies, and

        current medications and presenting problem.
      • May be required

        to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens

        for laboratory analysis.
      • Administer

        ordered medications and/or vaccines via oral, injection, topically,

        rectal, ophthalmic, and/or inhalant administration.
      • May perform

        routine tests including but not limited to EKGs.
      • Schedule

        patients for diagnostic testing and follows up to ensure completion of

        testing.
      • Communicate with

        patient regarding test results and plan of care by phone or mail as

        directed by physician.
      • Prepare, clean

        and sterilize instruments and maintain equipment; keep patient exam

        rooms stocked, clean and orderly; dispose of contaminated items

        according to protocol.
      • Document patient

        plan(s) of care, tests and examination results in the medical record as

        directed by the provider.
      • Escalate

        non-routine issues, questions and/or concerns to the practice manager or

        healthcare provider(s).
      • Ensure safety

        checklists/quality controls are completed as required.
      • Provide for

        patient safety and protection of patient privacy rights.
      • Perform other

        duties as assigned by practice manager, MA Lead or as requested by

        healthcare provider(s).









        • Job Requirements /

          Qualifications




          • Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required &

            preferred):



            • High school

              diploma or equivalent required.

            • Current/valid

              Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification required or Registered Medical

              Assistant (RMA) required if applicable.

            • Successfully

              completed Medication Aide 40-hour course or current/valid Medication

              Aide certification by state agency required if applicable.

            • May require

              specialized training such as Non-Certified Radiologic Technician (NCT).

            • Basic Life

              Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) required.







              • Experience (required and preferred):





                • 2 years Medical

                  Assistant experience preferred.




                  Additional Information



                  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0201904

                  • Schedule: Full-time

                  • Market: Mercy Medical Center


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