Medical Assistant

Skyline Hospital | White Salmon, WA

Posted Date 6/17/2018
Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Medical Assistant

Department: Specialty Clinic

Reports To: Director of Skyline Clinic and Radiology

Date Revised: 01/01/2017

Date Reviewed:

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Work closely with a team of staff including physicians and advanced level providers to

ensure the delivery of high quality patient care. Assist with exams and procedures,

administer medications, and perform tests under the supervision of a licensed medical

provider.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

? High school diploma or equivalent

? Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA-BLS) for the Healthcare

Provider

? Medical Assistant Certification

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Supports hospital mission and strategic vision; manages hospital resources

appropriately; complies with hospital policies and programs; maintains skill levels,

licenses, and certifications; complies with all state and federal Compliance and HIPAA

requirements; keeps lines of communication open between self and other hospital

personnel; competent with computer programs; proper telephone etiquette and

appropriate personal interaction; shows professional respect and courtesy to patients,

families, physicians or colleagues; must be able to work well with others.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Works together with staff and patients practicing the continuous usage of AIDET.
  2. Prepares prescriptions and medication refills.
  3. Responsible for timely entry of essential patient data into EMR system.
  4. Prepares exam rooms for the day and cleans exam rooms throughout the day.
  5. Escorts patients to and from exam room.
  6. Takes patient’s' vitals, obtains chief complaint, documents home medications and

pain assessment forms.

  1. Relays messages as may be required by physician.
  2. Maintains patient records.
  3. Obtain pre-authorizations for required studies and for prescriptions.

10.Completes medication refill requests from pharmacy.

11.Communicates with other doctors’ offices regarding medical records, reports and

faxes.

12.Refers patients to outside providers, as requested by physicians.

13.Ensures timely processing of prescription refills, per physician approval.

14.Manages patient expectations by letting them know when the physician is running

behind.

15.Manages the physicians and nurse practitioner incoming requests from outside

providers, clinics, and pharmacies.

16.Cleans and restocks room and equipment.

17.Orders supplies as needed.

  1. Schedules patients for appointments, as needed.

19.Provides friendly and effective phone communication with clients.

20.Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.

21.Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.

22.Maintains a smooth flow of communication between patients, providers, MAs, and

other clinic staff to manage efficiency and patient flow including presentation,

persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with patients and coworkers

and including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous

under pressure.

23.Respectfully takes direction from Manager

Skyline Hospital is currently accepting applications for the following positions. Additional information regarding the positions can be obtained by contacting Jessie Ramos, Human Resources Manager, at 509-637-2923 or at jessieramos@skylinehospital.org.

 

Job Type
Full-Time
Specialty
Medical Assistant | Rural

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Address211 Skyline Drive, P.O. Box 99
White Salmon, WA 98672