Medical Assistant Occupational Health
Company: Banner Health
Posted on: November 19, 2021
Primary City/State:Gilbert, ArizonaDepartment Name: Occ
Med-BGMCWork Shift: DayJob Category:Clinical CareHealthcare is full
of possibilities. Medical Assistants plays a pivotal role in
excellent patient care at Banner . If you're looking to leverage
your abilities - you belong at Banner Health.----Banner's
Occupational Health Clinics are designed to help identify health
risks, link patients to appropriate resources, make positive
lifestyle choices, and establish baselines for regular health
monitoring. As a Medical Assistant at Gateway Occupational Health
Clinic you will work with a team of healthcare professionals that
are passionate about providing the excellent patient experience.
This is a full-time position, 40hrs wk., Monday - Friday, 9:30am -
6pm. (no weekends or holidays)Banner Occupational Health Clinics
are medical clinics specializing in worker's compensation injury
care, drug testing, alcohol testing, physical examinations,
Department of Transportation exams and Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) mandated exams. Employers and
employees alike benefit from reduced absenteeism and turnover,
increased productivity, morale and job satisfaction and are less
likely to become sick or injured.POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for assisting clinicians and nursing
staff in providing medical care, as well as, implementing and
evaluating direct patient care. This position utilizes specialized
knowledge, judgment and skills to provide an excellent patient
1. Prepares patient for exam and treatment by taking and recording
vital signs, symptoms and other necessary measurements and
recording chief complaint; documents pain scores as appropriate.
Reports condition of patient which may be indicative of change in
the patient's condition to the clinician.
2. Assists providers with exams and minor in-office procedures
which could include taking patients' blood pressure, documenting
respiration and heart rate/pulse, taking temperature, as well as
performing phlebotomies, ear irrigation and EKG's. Acts as chaperon
as needed. Uses universal blood and body fluid precautions at all
times and personal protective equipment as needed. Responsible for
prioritization of patient flow through clinical process.
3. Coordinates and manages patient care including
pre-certifications, referrals, authorizations, prescriptions and
scheduling of patients for clinic, hospital and other ancillary
medical treatments and tests. Responsible for communicating test
results to patient. Acts as a resource to clinician in order to
provide optimal patient care. May administer medications in
accordance with established policies and procedures or as
4. Provides clerical support with patient/client notifications and
documentation to include but not limited to complete medical
records including labs, authorizations, X-Rays, hospital records
and any previous care pertaining to each patient visit. Provides
complete and accurate information necessary for billing related to
the patient encounter in a timely fashion.
5. Maintains a clean, functional environment including cleaning and
disinfection of equipment, exam rooms and storage areas. Disinfects
equipment and instruments using appropriate solutions following
sterilization procedures. Follows manufacturer's recommendations
and OSHA guidelines in handling of hazardous substances. Performs
basic maintenance of equipment and coordinates needed maintenance
for prompt repairs.
6. Orders supplies and stocks patient care areas. Monitors
inventory including medication/injectables and immunizations (e.g.
expired medications/equipment and recalls).
7. Develops and maintains effective communication mechanism with
all external and internal customers. Exemplifies service
orientation and the team concept in all contacts.
8. This position will complete all necessary
on-boarding/orientation activities, including simulation training,
as needed or directed.9. This position works under the direct
supervision of the providers. This position interacts with all
levels of staff in a variety of departments, physicians, patients,
families and external contacts, such as employees of other health
care institutions, community providers and agencies, concerning the
health care of the patient. Also interacts with physician's offices
in order to report, ask for or clarify information. Prioritizes
data from multiple sources to provide support for the response of
the patient and family to changes in health status.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSHigh school diploma/GED or equivalent working
knowledge. Knowledge as normally obtained through graduation from
an Accredited Medical Assisting Program. Completion of an approved
medical assistant training program as defined by state
Current BLS certification is required upon hire. Medical Assistant
Certification is required. If certification is not in hand at the
time of hire, individuals will have 12 months from the date of hire
to obtain certification. If not eligible for MA certification at
the time of hire, must complete CEUs for ABR-OE, which meets CMS
requirements for Meaningful Use. All direct patient care personnel
are required to demonstrate competent performance of
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (BLS) techniques for adults, children
and infants according to the standards of a nationally recognized,
standardized, credentialed healthcare provider course every other
Requires strong computer skills, including the ability to work with
medical software. Requires exceptional interpersonal and
communication skills. Requires the ability to manage multiple
changing priorities in an effective and organized fashion.
Employees working at the Whole Health Clinic must possess an
Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain
the card for the duration of their employment.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSExperience with office medical procedures
and treatments and knowledge of insurance, managed care operations,
EMR and scheduling software preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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