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Job Description

Overview

You serve as a crucial link between patient and physician, ensuring that the proper tests are administered and the results are accurately reported. Your care, competency and attention to detail reinforce the Legacy mission of making life better for others.

 

The Medical Assistant I – Clinics is responsible for assisting with patient care, maintaining department/clinic efficiency and other duties, as assigned. Participates as a member of the health care team in cooperation with and under the direction of a physician. Participates in daily operations under the supervisor or manager.

 

Are you looking for a Medical Assistant opportunity with a different schedule or at another Legacy Health location? Please click here to see a list of other openings. 

Responsibilities

Prepare patients and rooms for exams and procedures.

 

Perform basic laboratory testing, point of care testing, phlebotomy and other quality controls.

 

Administer medications as directed by physician/ nurse practitioner (as per site operations).

 

Assists physician/nurse practitioner with exams and procedures.

 

Performs procedures within scope of practice.

 

Accurately documents medical information in the patient records.

 

Tracks and routes test results to physician(s)/nurse practitioner(s) for review, and file results in medical records (as per site operations).

 

Communicates test results to patients when deemed appropriate by physician/nurse practitioner.

 

Facilitates patient care activities, to include scheduling ancillary tests, reinforcing patient education, and triaging as appropriate and directed by physician/nurse practitioner (as per site operation).

 

Maintains adequate inventory of medical, office, and pharmaceutical supplies.

 

Demonstrates and maintains professional behavior in accordance with established standards.

 

Timely, concise, and appropriate use of telephone to meet needs of external and internal customers.

 

Performs basic computer skills in using electronic health record proficiently while conducting daily documentation and communications involved in patient care.

 

Processes orders appropriately and accurately.

 

Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Education (one of these four): 

  • Completion of a medical assistant program, or equivalent experience; or
  • Completion of a formal medical services training program of the United States Armed Forces; or
  • For Oregon only: Completion of Basic Oregon Emergency Medical Technician program; or
  • For Oregon only: Completion of Advanced Oregon Emergency Medical Technician program.

 

Experience:

Experience as a back office medical assistant in a clinic setting. One-year experience preferred. Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.

 

LEGACY’S VALUES IN ACTION:

Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

Licensure

Certification:

Washington and Oregon-

Current American Heart Association approved CPR certification required.

MA certification required within one year of hire, from either the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), the American Medical Technologists (AMT), the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), or the National Healthcare Association (NHA). AAMA preferred. Certification upon hire preferred. Certification may be required upon hire, depending on the needs of the department.

 

Oregon Only-

MA certification requirement may be met instead by current Oregon Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license (Basic or Advanced) and national EMT registration with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT.)

 

Washington Only-

Washington State certification as a Medical Assistant-Certified or Interim Medical Assistant-Certified required, including completion of required Washington State AIDS training. (This requirement applies also to employees who float into the role.) 

 

(Note for Internal Use Only:  Update MA-P status)

 

 

Company Overview

  • Website legacyhealth.org
  • Headquarters PORTLAND, OR
  • Size 7,500 - 15,000
  • Founded 1989
  • Type
  • CEO GEORGE J BROWN MD
  • Revenue $1B - $3B
  • Industry Healthcare
  • About legacy health

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