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CMA Certified Medical Assistant with Limited X-Ray - Mercy W

Company: Mercy Health
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80


Provides basic medical assistant skills, laboratory testing, radiology services, and clerical skills in an outpatient clinic setting.

Medical Assistant's may have duties in one or more of the following areas:
Medical Assistant

  • Demonstrates ability to recognize urgent/emergent needs of patients and initiate appropriate emergency procedures as needed.
  • Demonstrates current level of knowledge of various payor regulations by functioning within those guidelines.
  • Follows clinic procedure/protocol for the organization and management of the electronic medical record.
  • Acts to facilitate interdisciplinary communication.-- Utilizes other members of the health care team in assessing the patient and analyzes patient data.-- Assesses learning needs of the patient and significant others.-- Gives accurate and complete information to patient and family.
  • Evaluates patient and family understanding of treatment plan and/or instruc--tions.
  • Assists with a variety of procedures, exams and/or operation of diagnostic equipment as assigned (i.e. EKG, spirometry, tympanometry, etc.).
  • Maintains appropriate aseptic technique for preparation, pro--cedures and medications administered.
  • Accurately documents all patient interactions in electronic medical record.
  • Reports results and pertinent information to patients and health care team members.
  • Functions according to limitations or scope of license or certification.
  • Performs basic medical assistant functions (vitals, rooming, assist with procedures, immunizations, medication injections etc), under direction and supervision of provider.
  • Maintains professional appearance of patient exam and procedure rooms.
  • Maintains supplies in assigned area


    • Applies specialized radiology skills under the direction of a Provider in the care and treatment of patients in a clinic setting.--
    • Performs a variety of routine and skilled radiology exams within limitations of certifications/licensure, diagnostic tests, or procedures to patients of all ages.
    • Maintains supply inventory.
    • Reports pertinent results to patients and healthcare team members.
    • Maintains proper records and complies with regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA and Iowa Department of Health).
    • Responsible for quality control appropriate for the testing performed ensuring that levels are maintained throughout the entire testing process from the initial quality control through test analysis and reporting of test results
    • Responsible for reporting technical problems and ensure that remedial actions are taken whenever tests deviate from established performance specifications.




    • Must maintain State of Iowa permit to practice Radiology.--
    • Successful completion of a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
    • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification must be obtained within first year of employment and maintained thereafter.
    • Clinic/physician office experience preferred.
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire.
    • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population serve within three (3) months of hire.--

      Additional Information

      • Requisition ID: 2018-R0191506

      • Schedule: Full-time

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