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Medical Assistant (MA or LPN Program Required) - Otolaryngology, .9 FTE

Company: Gundersen Lutheran Admin Svcs
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Love + medicine is who we are, it's what we do, it's why people want to work here. If you're looking for a job to love, apply today.Schedule Weekly Hours:36Full time Medical Assistant position available in our Otolaryngology area!.9 FTE (72 Hours every 2 weeks)Shift: Days, 8:00am - 4:30pmRequirements for a Medical Assistant position at Gundersen are completion of a Medical Assistant program or LPN Program or current and active certification as a Medical Assistant. New graduates are welcome to apply! Job Description:The Medical Assistant, while working within the scope of only those acts which are delegated by the supervising physician or Registered Nurse, functions as an advocate to the patient. They assist in meeting the individual and age- specific needs of the patients and families/significant others. This responsibility includes the provisions of compassionate, safe and competent direct patient care as delegated by the physician or Registered Nurse. They receive daily direction and provide daily organizational support for the physician and team. They use effective and authentic communication skills while interacting with patients, families/significant others and all members of the healthcare team.The Medical Assistant works under the supervision of a physician, while having a direct reporting relationship to a Clinical Manager. The supervising physician will have an opportunity to give formal feedback on the Medical Assistant's competencies and performance measures annually.Major Responsibilities:1. Demonstrates professional accountability by maintaining skill competency in the following:Rooms the patient and obtains and documents vital signs, chief complaint and history; reviews and documents medication history, including discrepancies;Administers and documents treatments;Assists the physician/RN in performing and documenting tests and procedures;Verifies new and refill prescriptions; contacts pharmacies;Uses the electronic medical record proficiently; transmits information electronically;Gathers and documents objective information during phone interactions and shares with physician and/or RN, who determines care;Maintains sterile technique, body substance isolation and infection control precautions when required;Incorporates and documents patient/family readiness to learn when reinforcing teaching initiated by the physician and/or RN; andDemonstrates respect for every individual's culture by providing culturally competent care.2. Contributes to the success of the team through participation in staff meetings, quality improvement activities, team-building exercises, etc.3. Promotes a healing environment for patients, families and co-workers.4. Professional and Organizational Responsibilities: Maintains competency and contributes to the Gundersen Health System mission and strategic plan.5. Performs other job-related responsibilities as required.Education and Learning:REQUIREDHigh School Diploma or equivalency plus a graduate of a medical assistant program or practical nursing program or attained a medical assistant certificationWork Experience:REQUIREDNo experience required.DESIRED6 months experience in a healthcare setting.License and Certifications:REQUIREDCertification will be required within 18 months of hire date by one of the following:American Association of Medical Assistants as a Certified Medical AssistantNational Healthcareer Association as a Certified Clinical Medical AssistantNational Center for Competency Testing as a National Certified Medical Assistant; orAmerican Medical Technologists as a Registered Medical AssistantNational Association for Health Professionals as a Nationally Registered Certified Medical AssistantCurrent American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classesSome departments may require additional certifications. For example, if a Medical Assistant is working with a Chiropractor, they will need a Wisconsin Chiropractic Technician Certification (CHIROTEC).Age Specific Population Served:Infant (less than 1 year)Pediatric (1 - 12 years)Adolescent (13 - 17 years)Adult (18 - 64 years)Geriatric (65 years & older) Unit/Department SpecificOSHA Category:Category 1 - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infections materialsEnvironmental Conditions:Exposed to infectious diseases.Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:Sitting Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)Static Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours) Walking/Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)Stooping/Bending Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)Squatting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Kneeling/Half Kneel Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Climbing Stair Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)Reaching - Shoulder Level Continually (67-100% or 8 hours) Reaching - Below Shoulder Continually (67-100% or 8 hours) Reaching - Above Shoulder Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Pounds of force 0-25 Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Pounds of force 0-25 Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)Balance - Right Leg Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)Balance - Left Leg Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)Lifting - Other Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 0-25 Carrying - Short Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 0-25Push/Pull (Static Force) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 0-25If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact HR-Recruitment@gundersenhealth.org or call 608-775-0267Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Gundersen Lutheran Admin Svcs, La Crosse , Medical Assistant (MA or LPN Program Required) - Otolaryngology, .9 FTE, Healthcare , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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