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Medical Assistant - Canyon Clinic - FT Days

Company: Northwest Texas Healthcare System
Location: Amarillo
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Location AMARILLO, TX 79106 US (Primary) Career Area Allied Health Category Medical Assistant Job Description The Medical Assistant (MA) is a non-exempt position responsible for performing a variety of duties depending on whether it is a small clinic, large medical practice, multi-clinic, or a specialty office for Northwest Texas Physician Group. The MA may be involved in both the clinical and administrative areas including assisting physicians with patient care and handling clerical, environmental, and organizational tasks. The MA fulfills environmental responsibilities as assigned that may include setting up instruments and equipment according to departmental protocols; cleaning exam/procedure rooms, instruments, and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control; cleaning sterilizer according to scheduled maintenance program and keeping appropriate records; ordering, sorting, storing supplies; and restocking exam/procedure rooms. The MA fulfills clinical medical assisting responsibilities that vary according to state law, which may include medical/surgical asepsis, sterilization, instrument wrapping and autoclaving; checking vital signs; physical examination preparations; clinical pharmacology; drug administration through various routes including injections; prescription verifications with physician's orders; minor surgery assists including surgical tray set-up pre/post-surgical care, applying dressings, and suture removal; biohazard waste disposal and monitoring; therapeutic modalities; instructing patients with assistive devices, body mechanics, and home care; laboratory procedures including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines; quality control methods; CLIA-waived testing; capillary punctures and venipunctures; specimen handling such as urine, throat, vaginal, stool, and sputum; electrocardiography including mounting, emergency triage, and first aid. The MA provides information to patients so they may fully utilize and benefit from the clinical services. The MA may be assigned to specific medical specialty department (e.g., pediatrics). Medical Assistants must adhere to the MA scope of practice in the laboratory. Northwest Texas Physician Group employment opportunities are available in primary care and various specialties. When you are part of Northwest Texas Physician Group, you can expect a diverse, energetic work environment in which you can learn, grow and reach your full potential. Work with a team that values your expertise and strengths and expects you to contribute. Your compassionate colleagues are driven to impact every patient experience and improve processes. You will be working in an organization with a daily commitment to patients and their families to raise national standards of excellence. Northwest Texas Physician Group formed in 2013 with a focus towards population health management. The group has grown to a network of over 40 providers serving patients at numerous primary, specialty and urgent care locations in Amarillo, Texas. Northwest Texas Physician Group is affiliated with Northwest Texas Healthcare System, a 495 bed system acute care hospital, that serves approximately 650,000 residents of the Texas Panhandle and surrounding region. The system provides acute care services including: cardiac, pediatric, women s, emergency, surgical and behavioral healthcare. Amarillo has a population of nearly 200,000 people. The public schools are outstanding and there are college preparatory and parochial private schools available. The city boasts many cultural activities, including the Amarillo Symphony and Opera, the Lone Star Ballet and a variety of theater groups. Recreational activities are plentiful. Amarillo offers a spectacular botanical garden, numerous art galleries and museums, and outdoor activities, including golf, hiking and biking. The city is located minutes from Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the second largest canyon in the country, and is on Historic Route 66. Northwest Texas Physician Group is recruiting one Medical Assistant for a doctor at the Canyon Clinic. Northwest Texas Physician Network is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. DISCLAIMER Northwest Texas Physician Network, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means. Job Requirements EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED 1. High School Diploma or equivalent 2. Proof of successful completion from an nationally accredited institution with a CMA certification through the AAMA or a RMA certification from the AMT 3. Minimum of one year experience working in a medical facility as a Medical Assistant and/or documented evidence of externship completed in a medical office performing electrocardiogram (EKG), vital signs, venipuncture, capillary, and injections 4. Must possess current BLS certification from the American Heart Association upon hire and maintain certification throughout employment 5. Type minimum of 20 words per minute 6. Good communication and interpersonal skills 7. Computer experience recommended 8. Bi-lingual ability desirable PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS 1. Ability to read and write in English 2. Ability to communicate with patients, families, staff, physicians, support agencies, vendors and others 3. Ability to remain calm and composed under stress 4. Ability to evaluate and interpret information and make independent decisions 5. Ability to tolerate low noise levels for prolonged periods 6. Ability to determine colors 7. Ability to respond to pages, telephones and other auditory stimulation 8. Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) 9. Ability to function when exposed to infectious organisms, agents and toxic chemicals 10. Bending and lifting (minimum of 30 lbs), grasping, fine hand/eye coordination, pushing and pulling repeatedly, twisting, squatting and stooping 11. Utilizes correct technique to prevent needle stick

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