Salem Health is currently seeking a talented Certified Medical Assistant to join our team!
Salem Health—an OHSU Partner—offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley. It is comprised of hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. Salem Health West Valley in Dallas is a critical-access hospital. Our Salem hospital is a Magnet®-recognized facility, a regional referral center and one of the largest acute-care hospitals in Oregon. The hospital is the city of Salem's largest private employer, with approximately 3,500 full and part-time employees.
Every result we deliver has a profound impact on people’s lives, which is why we deliver more than just results. Our exceptional clinical care, healing environment, and commitment to quality patient care makes us tops with the people who matter to us: our patients and their families.
Our hospital is licensed for 454 acute care beds, and is guided by a 15-member volunteer Board of Trustees. The hospital is the city of Salem's largest private employer, with approximately 3,500 full and part-time employees.
The Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting the clinic physicians by preparing patients for examination, setting up for and assisting with procedures and exams, by administering medications under physician direction, by applying orthopedic devices as directed, and by performing any other tasks as directed by the physician and falling within the employee’s scope of practice/duties and the clinic’s scope of practice. The Medical Assistant is also responsible for maintenance of the department, chart handling, lab and radiology duties, and computer operation. The Medical Assistant must be skilled in multiple areas, and flexible in performing varied tasks in the course of a workday.
Minimum Qualifications Include:
High School Graduate.
Graduation from a recognized Medical Assistant program required.
Current Limited X-Ray License through the Oregon State Board of Radiology required.
Experience in either an urgent care facility or family practice office preferred.
Medical Assistant Certification required.
Current BLS certification from the AHA required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Include:
1. Communications skills enabling adequate information flow in a pleasant manner, not only with co-workers and patients, but also with telephone, fax and computer communication.
2. Competency in the performance of patient care skills.
3. Organizational skills.
4. Interpersonal skills.
5. Adequate visual and hearing ability to read and perform clinical procedures safely.
Core Job Functions Include:
• Assesses patients and alerts physicians to potential life-threatening situations. Recognizes critical diagnostic data and alerts the physician in a timely fashion. Recognizes changes in patient condition and reports appropriately.
• Obtains a brief history on all patients according to departmental standards. Assesses and documents patient’s vital signs and other pertinent information upon admission. Reassesses patient’s condition following therapeutic intervention.
• Determines priorities of care and intervenes in those cases falling outside the parameters of normal clinic protocol (i.e., isolating and obtaining physician for suspicious rashes, prioritizing patients potentially requiring transfer to a higher level of care, identifying Occupational Medicine patients and instituting employee specific protocols.
• Anticipates the need for selected diagnostic tests and initiates testing when appropriate. Carries out testing procedures when ordered. Prepares patient for examination and procedures according to departmental standards.
Coordinates the execution of all physician orders. Signs off orders correctly, and documents adequately. Anticipates the need for selected diagnostic tests and initiates testing according to protocols.
Working Conditions Include:
Frequent standing, moving about work area, lift & carry 1-10 pounds, bend/crouch, twist, walk-level surface, & manual dexterity (grasping/squeezing).
Constant use of arms/wrist & keyboard operation.
Includes exposure to weather, heat, cold, chemicals, etc, unusual shifts, etc.
Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing for unauthorized substances. Marijuana and medical marijuana are considered unauthorized substances. Upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming identity and authorization to work in the United States. Salem Health is not able to support VISA sponsorships.
In order to be considered for this position, your resume must reflect all relevant licenses, certifications, education, and experience noted in the requirements and minimum qualification sections of this job posting. Without this information, candidates cannot be considered for positions to which they may be qualified.
Please note: Six furlough days per year are currently in effect for designated departments. Employees in their first twelve months of a benefit eligible position are generally exempted from mandatory furlough days.