Certified Medical Assistant Lead, Pre-Procedural Testing

Requisition ID
2020-132871
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Patient Safety
Hours Per Pay Period
80
Facility
CHI Saint Joseph Hospital
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Days
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
KY-LEXINGTON

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Under the direction of the health care provider and unit manager, the Certified CMA – Lead is responsible for the delivery of patient care that promotes the safety and well- being of all patients.  Responsible for the delivery of patient care through nursing process of assessment.  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.  Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes.

 

  • 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 collect urine drug specimens, 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 nasal administration.
  • May perform routine tests including but not limited to EKGs.
  • Schedules patients for diagnostic testing and follows up to ensure completion of testing.
  • Communicates 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.
  • Formulates and documents 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 the patient safety and protection of patient privacy rights.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Current/valid Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification required or registered medical Assistant (RMA) required if applicable.  .
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) required.

Preferred

  • Successfully completed Medication Aide 40 – hour course or current /valid Medication Aide certification by state agency required if applicable
  • Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS
  • Two year medical assistant experience preferred.

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