UnityPoint Health

LPN or CMA - Multi Specialty Clinics

Requisition ID
2017-38107
Category
Medical Assistants
US-IA-Fort Dodge
800 Kenyon Rd
Affiliate
9200 UnityPoint Clinic Affiliate
Fort Dodge
Department
Float -Fort Dodge
IA
FTE
1.0
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Monday - Friday 8a-5p

Overview

 

UnityPoint Clinic - Fort Dodge

LPN or CMA - Multi Specialty Clinics

FTE: 1.0 (Full-time, 40 hours per week)

Schedule: Monday - Friday 8a-5p

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Assist provider and other clinical staff with obtaining basic vital information, preparing patient for examination, treatment and minor surgical procedures, commensurate with training and education.
  • Demonstrate competence in the skills necessary to carry out assigned duties.
  • Responsible for tracking system for follow-up appointments related to office visits, laboratory tests and procedures to regularly follow patients monitoring disease status.
  • Document accurate information reading health concern and/or condition from patient or family member.
  • Telephone data collection.
  • Conduct follow up phone calls regarding patient’s health and progress as necessary.
  • Administer medications by oral, IM, SQ or ID routes under the order of a provider or RN.
  • 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-9 coding.
  • Provide education to patients and families using the Teach-back method per protocols and guidelines.
  • Place urinary catheters per protocol.
  • Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes.
  • Provide information to appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. health department).
  • Demonstrate the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.
  • Understand inpatient and outpatient specialty procedures. Responsible for compliance with precertification requirements
  • Thoroughly understand anatomical impact (phases/stages, thresholds) for clinic specialty services including co-morbidities and influences impacting patient care and treatment.
  • 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 the clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization’s intranet site.
  • Meet the department work schedule.
  • Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.
  • Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.
  • Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
  • Behave in a manner consistent with all Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.
  • 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.

Qualifications

 

 

Qualifications for CMA:

  • Graduate of an accredited program for Medical Assistants.
  • Current CME certification for Certified Medical Assistant and AAMA or NCCT certification.

Qualifications for LPN:

  • Graduate of an accredited program for Licensed Practical Nurses.
  • Current license to practice nursing in the State of Iowa/Illinois for Licensed Practical Nurse.

Qualifications for LPN or CMA:  

  • Mandatory Reporter certification
  • Meets educational/competency requirements per policy.
  • Previous clinical experience in a medical office preferred.
  • Computer data entry experience.
  • Mandatory Reporter certification.
  • CPR certification.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Able to write, read, comprehend and speak fluent English.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Previous clinical experience in a medical office preferred

 

 

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