CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Requisition ID
2020-118029
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Family Practice Clinic
Hours Per Pay Period
80
Facility
Mountain Management Services
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
1st
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
TN-CHATTANOOGA

Overview

Liezelle Jurgens, MD, Christine Parker, MD, Laura Riley, MD, and Susie Lynch, FNP-C are primary care providers. They are currently welcoming new patients age 18 and older. 

Located in CHI Memorial Missionary Ridge Medical Tower on the CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga campus, the office is especially convenient for those who live and work in downtown Chattanooga, Highway 58 and Brainerd areas. 

Our practice is located in the CHI Memorial Missionary Ridge Medical Tower and is open Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment with one of our medical professionals, call (423) 495-3940.

Responsibilities

Drs. Jurgens, Parker, Riley and Lynch

 

Under the direction of the health care provider, Medical Assistant is responsible for the delivery of patient care that promotes the safety and wellbeing of all patients. Accurately performs 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:

  • 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 EKG’s.
  • 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).

Qualifications

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Completion of a Certified Medical Assistant course required

                                                                   

Licensure/Certifications:

  • 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:

  • 2 years Medical Assistant experience preferred
  • Electronic health record experience preferred

 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
  • Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
  • Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
  • Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
  • Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers

 

NOTICE

This position requires a criminal background check.  Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

 

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