Medical Assistant

Location: Parker, CO
Date Posted: 06-22-2017
Rocky Vista University is seeking a part-time Medical Assistant to work in its affiliated medical clinic, Rocky Vista Health Center (RVHC).  The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  This position will be a minimum of 30 hours per week, and will offer a full benefits package.  The work schedule will be based off of need of clinic.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:       The Medical Assistant is responsible to perform a variety of health care functions to prepare patients and assist physicians in providing health care to patients.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  1. Provide Direct Patient Services
    • Verify patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history into EMR; confirming purpose of visit.
    • Prepare patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature; reporting patient history summary. 
    • Perform office procedures such as IM/SQ injections of medications, including vaccination. Spirometry, EKG, phlebotomy, urine tests, throat and nasal cultures and others as needed.
    • Secure patient information and maintain patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential.
  2. Assist Health Center Physicians
    • Help physicians with office procedures and minor surgeries.
    • Perform simple wound management.
    • Schedule patients for tests, follow up appointments.
    • Triage patient calls and counsel patients by transmitting physician's orders and answering questions.
  3. Maintain safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
    • Clean and sterilize materials and instruments following universal precautions.
    • Keep equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
    • Keep supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
    • Prepare examination rooms; select, setup and maintain medical supplies and equipment for all examinations and procedures.
  
ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:
 
  1. Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
  2. Serve and protect the practice by adhering to professional standard, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
  3. Enhance practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  4. Perform other duties as assigned, including helping or substituting for the front desk secretary as needed
  5. Consistently demonstrate ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary.
  6. Perform job responsibilities as part of the team; interact well with other members of the team.
  7. Participate in team and staff meetings as requested.
  8. Participate in staff development programs and promote team cohesiveness.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  1. Knowledge of common office procedures.
  2. Knowledge of medical terminology.
  3. Ability to learn a state of the art electronic medical records program.
  4. Ability to interview patients and to obtain necessary medical information.
  5. Ability to work efficiently.
  6. Analytical and problem solving skills
  7. Attention to details and high level of accuracy
  8. Ability to work with confidential medical records and maintain HIPAA policy and procedure.
  9. Ability to multi-task and problem solve innovatively.
  10. Ability to work effectively in a team-based environment.
  11. Effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  12. Willingness and ability to learn new skills as needed in the medical office environment.
  13. Ability to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members.
  14. Proficiency in the use of computers and office equipment.
  15. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  16. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
  1. High School diploma
  2. Medical Assistant certification
  3. 1 year plus previous medical assistant experience (not to include externship)

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. 3 years’ experience as a medical assistant
  2. 1 year plus experience in a primary care or internal medicine office
  3. 1 year plus experience with electronic medical records
     
Final applicant will be required to pass background check and drug screening.
 
Rocky Vista University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. 
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