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Position Details

Department: Dermatology
Category: Patient Care Svcs(Tech & Asst)
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 475678
Date Posted: 9/13/2019
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: Otolaryngology/ENT deals with diseases or symptoms of the ears, nose and throat. It’s a FUN, fast-paced clinic, hands-on participation with In-Office procedure, set-up/take-down and comfort holds guaranteed. Chart prep experience, time management, flexibility in working with children and their parents, and a quick learning curve for all things ENT is a MUST! If you want to be challenged and learn more in this field, please apply.

The Medical Assistant - Certified works under the direction of a licensed health care professional and performs various clinical and administrative tasks for the assigned area. The Certified Medical Assistant is expected to carry out the mission, vision, and values of Phoenix Children’s Hospital. A continuous exhibition of professionalism, strong ethical conduct, and integrity must be carried out at all times. Interdepartmental collaboration, high standards of work performance, keeping a positive attitude and adhering to the policies and procedures of Phoenix Children’s Hospital is essential. This position requires current and continuous certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants (CMA) or American Medical Technologists (RMA) in the field of Medical Assisting.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Consistent with Medical Assistant education and under the direction of a licensed health care professional, the Certified Medical Assistant performs the following clinical responsibilities including but not limited to:
    • a)Measures and records vital signs, growth parameters, medical histories, and signs and symptoms into the electronic health record
    • b)Communicates patient related information to the licensed health care provider
    • c)Performs electrocardiograms, pulmonary function tests, and other diagnostic testing within the Medical Assisting scope.
    • d)Collects laboratory specimens (including blood specimens)
    • e)Performs point of care testing
    • f)Prepares and administers medications with provider authorization and adheres to all regulations, guidelines, and policies for appropriate storage, mixing, disposal, inventory and labeling of medications
    • g)Performs routine screening tests
    • h)Assists the provider with exams
    • i)Removes sutures, changes dressings, applies bandages and other first aid procedures
    • j)Prepares and instructs patients about examinations, diagnostic tests, medications, special diets, and health maintenance
    • k)Disposes of bio-hazardous materials in accordance with OSHA safety standards and hospital policies
    • l)Demonstrates infection control standards related to hand washing and standard precautions including ensuring that all equipment in exam room is cleaned according to hospital policies
    • m)Follows PCH and OSHA safety rules and procedures at all times
    • n)Upholds HIPAA regulations
  2. Administrative responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • a)Communicates prescriptions to pharmacies
    • b)Processes medication refills as directed by a provider and according to hospital policies
    • c)Obtains prior authorizations for medication
    • d)Obtains prior authorizations for DME
    • e)Screens telephone calls and takes accurate clinical messages within the Medical Assisting scope of practice as well as in accordance with PCH policies
    • f)Returns patient calls with provider directed instructions
    • g)Assists patients and providers in completing documentation and any other paperwork in which a provider is required to disclose and/or attest to
    • h)Utilizes medication reconciliation tools within EHR.
    • i)Cleans and restocks exam rooms
    • j)In some clinics, may serve as an eligible witness to cycle counting and wasting of controlled substances
    • k)Follows appropriate legal and ethical professional conduct
  3. Remains up to date with certifications, company mandated training and professional development.
  4. May be required to float to other practices as needed by hospital and/or as requested by management.
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
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Education
1. Graduate of a Medical Assistant program accredited by one of the following: CAAHEP, ABHES, or other school approved by the Department of Education. Required
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Experience
1. One year of experience in a health care or pediatric setting Preferred
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Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Medical Assistant Certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants (CMA) or American Medical Technologists (RMA). Required
2. Current BLS certification for Health Care Professionals from the American Heart Association Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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