Medical Assistant - Neurology

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Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Neurology
Category: Medical Assistants
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 839989
Posted On: 5/29/2024

Position Summary

This role works under the direction of a licensed health care professional and performs various clinical and administrative tasks for the assigned area. The 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 or the ability to acquire within 90 days of hire. Anyone hired prior to 11/30/2021 has one year from their date of hire to obtain their required Medical Assistant Certification.

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 medication at the direction of a licensed health care provider and adheres to all regulations, guidelines, and policies for medication labeling, security and storage, inventory management and disposal.
    • g)Performs routine screening tests
    • h)Assists the provider with exams and procedures
    • 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) Processes and communicates prescription refills to pharmacies as authorized by a licensed health care provider in accordance with regulations, policies and approved departmental protocols.
    • b) Obtains prior authorizations for medication
    • c) Obtains prior authorizations for DME
    • d) Screens telephone calls and takes accurate clinical messages within the Medical Assisting scope of practice as well as in accordance with PCH policies
    • e) Returns patient calls with provider directed instructions
    • f) Assists patients and providers in completing documentation and any other
    • paperwork in which a provider is required to disclose and/or attest to
    • g) Utilizes medication reconciliation tools within EHR.
    • h) Cleans and restocks exam rooms
    • i) In some clinics, may serve as a witness to cycle counting and wasting of controlled substances
    • j) Follows appropriate legal and ethical professional conduct
  3. Remains up to date with certifications, company mandated training and professional development.
  4. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission

To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families

Vision

Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
Values
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Education
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Graduate of a Medical Assistant program accredited by one of the following:
CAAHEP, ABHES, or other school approved by the Department of Education. MA certification from American Association of Medical Assistants or American Medical Technologists in lieu of graduation from an accredited course.
Required
Experience
Do you meet this requirement?
1. One year of experience in a health care or pediatric setting.
Preferred
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Medical Assistant Certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants (CMA) or American Medical Technologists (RMA) required within 90 days of employment to remain in position. Anyone hired prior to 11/30/2021 has one year from their date of hire to obtain their required Medical Assistant Certification.
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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