Specialty Clinic Assistant II- Goldendale, WA

Employer: Klickitat Valley Health

Job Description:
Klickitat Valley Health searching for a Specialty Clinic Assistant II to join our Surgical Services team. This full-time position offers a wonderful four day work week schedule Monday - Thursday. The ideal candidate is a motivated Medical Assistant II that will assist our Podiatrist.

Benefits include medical/vision/Rx, dental, long term disability, retirement plan and a generous amount of Paid Time Off.

KVH is offering a $3,000.00 sign-on bonus.

Klickitat Valley Health is a rural, critical-access hospital located in scenic Goldendale, Washington only two hours from Portland along the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge. KVH offers emergency and acute inpatient care and a full scope of ancillary services including General Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory, Respiratory Therapy, PT / OT, Behavioral Health, Dental, Pain Management and Hospice. The hospital also owns a busy, well-established primary clinic that is located on hospital campus. Inpatient care is managed by 24/7 Hospitalist staff. KVH employs over 300 staff.

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Specialty Clinic Assistant II is responsible for supporting both the clinical and non-clinical functions of the Specialty Outpatient Clinic. The Assistant schedules clinic visits and surgical procedures with providers who represent a variety of medical specialties and ensures the appropriate paperwork and authorizations are obtained from insurance providers for such services prior to treatment. The Assistant coordinates patient flow and assists the provider as a Medical Assistant during clinic visits as defined by the Standards and Scope of Practice for the Medical Assistant (RCW 18.360.050). The Assistant works collaboratively with colleagues and departments throughout the organization to provide optimal outcomes for our patients.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Education, Training & Experience (includes licenses or certifications):
Education / Licensure:
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Current Washington State Medical Assistant certification (Certified).
- National Certification through AAMA or equivalent preferred.
- BLS required

Experience:
- One year experience as a Medical Assistant preferred but not required
- Experience with front-office clinic duties including insurance authorization is also strongly preferred

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:
- Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision
- Demonstrated ability of positive interpersonal and communication skills with colleagues, patients, families, physicians and the community
- Must be able to work in a stressful, fast-paced environment and take appropriate action
- Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
- Keen attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
- Experience with using everyday tools (e.g., email, data retrieval, voicemail, and internet/intranet) as well as ability to effectively utilize an electronic medical record
- Proficiency with basic computer programs including Microsoft Word and Excel, and a typing speed of 40+ words per minute
- Ability to promote the delivery of exceptional customer service to both internal (patients and staff) and external customers (visitors and vendors)
- Ability to work productively, cohesively within a team and resolve conflict in a positive manner
- Adaptability is essential to manage the needs of a department with unpredictable volume and limited staff

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES (but not limited to):
- Demonstrates knowledge and skill necessary to provide care to the age of the patients served in the hospital and surgical services department
- Demonstrates the knowledge of the principles of growth and development and provide service according to the identified age specific needs
- Observes and adheres to all departmental and hospital policies and procedures, and follows all safety, quality assurance, and infection control standards
- Assists provider or nurse with patient care, clerical, environmental, and organizational tasks
- Prepares exam room and maintains adequate inventory of medical, office, and pharmaceutical supplies necessary for treatment
- Coordinates patient flow by rooming and preparing the patient for the provider assessment
- Administers medications under the direct supervision of a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner (as per site operations) within the scope of practice of a Registered Medical Assistant
- Observes, records and reports (to provider) patient's condition and reaction to drugs and/or treatments
- Instructs patient/family regarding diagnostic procedures, medications, nutrition and health/wellness issues utilizing available resources
- Assists physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner with exams and procedures including suture removal, wound care, cast application, and other procedures within the scope of practice for a Registered Medical Assistant
- Accurately documents patient history, vital signs, immunizations and allergies in the patient record
- Responsible for scheduling clinic appointments and surgical procedures
- Ensures prior authorization has been obtained from insurance company prior to treatment
- Tracks and routes test results to provider(s) for review, and communicates test results to patients when deemed appropriate by provider
- Processes orders appropriately and accurately
- Prepares patients for examinations and diagnostic procedures according to clinic procedures
- Reports all observed patient concerns and changes in condition
- Monitors and cleans patient examination rooms, unit areas and unit equipment
- Assists in routine clerical functions such as filing of patient's records, locating and compiling charts, obtaining medical records from other providers and entering charges for billing purposes
- Promotes Accuracy and attention to detail in all paperwork completed
- Provides patients with educational materials as directed
- Prepares set up for sterile procedures
- Obtains vital signs
- Performs aseptic procedures and assists with sterile procedures in the specialty clinic setting.
- Capillary blood withdrawal, and intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections.
- Electrocardiography
- Respiratory testing
- Administers medication and vaccines with provider orders for drugs approved under the MA-C scope of practice.
- Prepares patients for, and provides support with routine and specialty examinations, procedures, treatments and minor office surgeries and EMR documentation.
- Assist with care of patients for procedure/surgery following MA-C scope of practice.

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Location: Goldendale, WA
Application Method: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=16730&clientkey=9D7E216A94F019B126F0649DF68436DB
Base Pay: $17.72 - $21.60/ HR

Posted on June 29, 2022

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