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Gastroenterology Medical Assistant

Company: Banner Health
Location: Sun City West
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Sun City West, ArizonaDepartment Name: C/P-SCW Gastroenterology-ClncWork Shift: DayJob Category:Clinical Care$1,000 Sign-On Bonus!!Great careers are built at Banner Health. We understand that talented health care professionals appreciate having options. We are proud to offer our team members many career and lifestyle choices throughout our network of facilities. Apply today, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. -Our Gastro Sun City West Clinic, offers a customer-focused team in a friendly work environment with career growth opportunities. We seek to empower our staff to make decisions, and let your natural talents grow into a role best fits your strengths. The Gastro Center offers a chance to work directly with our patients and with an engaged group of physicians and staff. The Gastro Clinic is looking for people that want to challenge themselves, give ideas to make positive changes in our patient lives, and want a positive work environment built on communication and trust. Our outpatient clinic is smaller, allowing for a leader to build solid relationships with their team. - -As a Gastroenterology Medical Assistant, you will have an opportunity to work with a wonderful team helping patients across many age ranges. You will have regular opportunities to learn new things and utilize your exceptional customer service skills to make a difference in the lives in our patients. Your passion will shine while you room patients, take vitals, chart in our EMR system, assist in minor office procedures, return patient calls, and educate patients. -This is a full-time opportunity, 40hrs wk., Monday-Friday, flexibility to work between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm.*If selected, the recruiter will provide eligibility criteria for the sign-on bonusAt Banner Medical Group, you'll have the opportunity to perform a critical role in the community where you practice. Banner Medical Group provides both primary and specialty care throughout the communities in which Banner Health operates. We do this in a variety of settings - from smaller group practices like our Banner Health Clinics in Colorado and Wyoming, to large multi-specialty Banner Health Centers in the metropolitan Phoenix area. We currently have more than 1,000 physicians and more than 3,500 total employees in our group and are seeking others to enhance our ability to deliver our nonprofit mission of providing excellent patient care.POSITION SUMMARYThis 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 experience.CORE FUNCTIONS1. 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 directed.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 as directed, stocks patient care areas. Medication ordering and tasks related to all medications (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. Completion of an approved medical assistant training program as defined by state regulations.Active Medical Assistant Certification is required. Certification or additional training must meet the requirements for Meaningful use. BLS certification required. Active Medical Assistant certification such as: Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) with proof of current membership from American Medical Technologists (AMT) or Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) with proof of current membership from American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) with proof of current membership from National Health Career Association (NHA) (Test administered after 7/1/2017 only) or National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) with proof of current membership from National Certified Competency Testing (NCCT).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 BUMG, BUMCT, or BUMCS in a Behavioral Health clinical setting that serves children must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. Employees working at Banner MD Anderson on the Banner University Medical Center Phoenix campus must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. This is a requirement of the Whole Family Counseling Program held at this specific facility.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.Our organization supports a drug-free work environment.

Keywords: Banner Health, Sun City West , Gastroenterology Medical Assistant, Other , Sun City West, Arizona

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