UnityPoint Health

Certified Medical Assistant- PM&R- Meth

Requisition ID
2022-113897
Category
Medical Assistants
Location
US-IA-Des Moines
Address
1200 Pleasant St
Affiliate
3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
City
Des Moines
Department
PM&R- Meth
State
IA
FTE
1.0
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Clinic Hours M-F; 40 hours/week
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

Certified Medical Assistant

Methodist

Shift: M-F Clinic Hours, 40 hours per week 

Benefits Eligible 

 

Assist provider and other clinical staff with obtaining basic vital information preparing patient for examination, treatment and procedures. Responsible for tracking system for follow-up appointments related to office visits, laboratory tests and procedures to regularly follow patients monitoring disease status. Schedule referrals for patients with specialist or outpatient as requested by the provider. Complete appropriate forms or requisitions needed for referrals or lab testing, including appropriate CPT/ICD-10 coding. Answer questions and provide teaching to patients and family members. 

 

Choose a career that matters with UnityPoint Health – Des Moines! UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is a family of four hospitals including Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Blank Children’s Hospital and Methodist West Hospital. Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve our patients and visitors every day.

  

Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve. 
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in. 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. 
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. 
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. 

 

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/ 

Responsibilities

Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

·Assist provider and other clinical staff with obtaining basic vital information preparing patient for examination, treatment and procedures.

·Demonstrates competence in the clinical skills necessary to carry out assigned job duties.

·May be required to draw and collect blood and other samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.

·Responsible for tracking system for follow-up appointments related to office visits, laboratory tests and procedures to regularly follow patients monitoring disease status.

·Schedule referrals for patients with specialist or outpatient as requested by the provider. Complete appropriate forms or requisitions needed for referrals or lab testing, including appropriate CPT/ICD-10 coding.

·Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes.

 

Development and Patient Education

·Answer questions and provide teaching to patients and family members.

·Thoroughly understand testing (lab and procedures) values and relationship to patient status with accountability to take next steps, as appropriate to scope and licensure.

·Be aware of what is happening in clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization’s intranet site.

·Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.

·Maintain compliance and behave in a manner consistent with all policies and procedures, including but not limited to Compliance, HIPAA and personnel workplace rules.

·Behave in a manner consistent with all Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.

·Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.

·Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.

·Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.

·Perform other duties as requested by Clinic Administrator to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office.

 

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

·Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

 

 

 

• Graduate of an accredited program for Medical Assistants.

• High school diploma required if work is performed in a moderately complex CLIA lab.

 

 

Experience:

 

 

 

•Previous clinical experience in a medical office preferred.

•Computer data entry experience.

 

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

 

 

·Current CMA certification for Certified Medical Assistant from AAMA, NCCT, AMT or NHA.

·BLS and Mandatory Reporter certification.

·Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

 

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

·Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English

·Multicultural sensitivity

·Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

·Customer/patient focused

·Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions

 

 

Other:

 

 

 

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

 

 

 

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