Dignity Health

Medical Assistant Lead, Certified

Job ID
2017-37865
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Pulmonary Function Services
Hours / Pay Period
80
Facility
Dignity Health Medical Group Santa Cruz
Shift
Day
Location
CAPITOLA
CA
Standard Hours
Varied

Overview

Dignity Health Medical Foundation, established in 1993, is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation with care centers throughout California. Dignity Health Medical Foundation is an affiliate of Dignity Health - one of the largest health systems in the nation - with hospitals and care centers in California, Arizona and Nevada. Today, Dignity Health Medical Foundation works hand-in-hand with physicians and providers throughout California to provide comprehensive health care services to the many communities we serve. As Dignity Health Medical Foundation continues to grow and establish new premier care centers, we provide increasing support and investment in the latest technologies, finest physicians and state-of-the-art medical facilities. We strive to create purposeful work settings where staff can provide great care, while advancing in knowledge and experience through challenging work assignments and stimulating relationships. Our staff is well-trained and highly skilled, qualities that are vital to maintaining excellence in care and service.

 

Dignity Health Medical Group – Dominican, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, is committed to serving the continuing health care needs of Santa Cruz County. Supported by the rich community history Dominican Hospital, our doctors provide convenient, personalized care to patients throughout the region along the full continuum of care. We operate 18 clinics in Santa Cruz County and feature more than 70 providers with specialties including pediatrics, oncology and hematology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, gastroenterology, OB/GYN, urology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and urgent care. Santa Cruz County is 70 miles south of San Francisco and boasts great surf, sandy beaches, redwood-covered mountains and more

Responsibilities

Position Summary:
 
The Medical Assistant (MA) Lead position is responsible for knowing his/her professional scope of practice as defined by the California Business and Professional Code and for satisfactorily completing the Dignity Health orientation period that includes demonstrating skills and behaviors that meet a fully competent level of performance. The MA Lead maintains a clean, organized, and safe environment, and performs patient care services that support the physician / provider's practice under the clinical supervision of the Physician, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, physician’s assistant or licensed Vocational Nurse. This includes assisting in prepping patients for examinations or procedures, assisting with procedures, relaying instructions from the physician to a patient or authorized person, and collecting patient data. Documenting patient concerns, patient messages, and care provided to the patient in the patient’s medical record for the physician's review. Administrating medications specifically directed by the physician and performing accurate vital sign measurements and documentation. The lead is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the back office and other duties as assigned by the area manager.a

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory completion of a formal Medical Assistant program pursuant to the Division of Allied Health Professions or military training that is equivalent to an accredited Medical Assistant program (determination by Dignity Health H.R. department in conjunction with the State Division of Allied Health Professions)
  • Have current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification for Health Care Providers (includes AED training) through the American Heart Association (AHA) and maintain BLS Certification while employed
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and customer service skills are essential
  • Medical terminology, familiarity with CPT and ICD-9 coding procedures and reference tools, and pharmacology appropriate to the Medical Assistant scope of practice is essential
  • Have and maintain an MA Certificate through an accredited school
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Six (6) month's experience in an outpatient setting as a Medical Assistant preferred
  • Familiarity with an electronic practice management system is preferred
  • Certification must be obtained through one of the private agencies approved by the Medical Board of California:
    • 1. American Association of Medical Assistants (preferred)
    • 2. American Medical Technologists
    • 3. California Certifying Board of Medical Assistants
    • 4. Multiskilled Medical Certification Institute, Inc.

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