Medical Assistant Certified – Outpatient

Location: Wenatchee, WA
Facility: Wenatchee Valley Hospital
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift

Job Description

Position Summary:
  • The Medical Assistant Certified will assist the provider and health care team in providing excellent customer service and quality patient care by performing a variety of clerical and patient-related tasks. Duties may include but are not limited to: injections, measuring patient vital signs (weight, height, blood pressure, pulse, respirations, and temperature), managing rooming and patient flow, pre-visit preparation, assist with the patient visit, post-visit duties, informing the provider of schedule changes that impact patient flow. May assist with front office activities, scheduling tasks and reporting test results as directed by the provider.

Essential Functions:
  • Essential Functions:
    • Greets patients in a prompt and friendly manner and prepares patient for exam; in conjunction with clinical team to maintain timely flow of patients.
    • Obtains and records appropriate vital signs, per department protocols or guidelines in the electronic medical record (EMR).
    • Obtains patient medical history and reason for visit; documents accurately, in order to maintain a complete and legally correct medical record. Administer injections and medications as directed by the provider.
    • Administer injections and medication as directed by the provider.
    • Assists in procedures and minor emergencies, as directed by the provider or RN with in the Medical Assistant Certified scope of practice.
    • Schedules lab, x-ray, and other tests as directed by the provider. Instructs the patient in routine collection of samples; testing procedures and general requirements by specific depts. Provides follow-up lab results and callbacks to patients as delegated.
    • Communicates with patients, relays important information to the provider and provides follow-up to the patient. Tasks may include contacting the pharmacy with medication orders.
    • Responsible for maintaining clean exam rooms, cleaning instruments and stocking items for use in the exam and procedure rooms.
    • Other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.
  • Required:
    • High school graduate or GED
    • Accredited Medical Assisting program graduate, or enrolled in externship program.
    • Candidates must be eligible to apply or have applied for an Medical Assistant Interim (IC) or Medical Assistant – Certified (CM) license through the Washington State Department of Health.
  • Desired:
    • Previous experience as a Medical Assistant in an ambulatory care setting.
    • Basic computer skills.
Physical/Sensory Demands:
  • O = Occasional, represents 1 to 25% or up to 30 minutes in a 2 hour workday.
  • F = Frequent, represents 26 to 50% or up to 1 hour of an 2 hour workday.
  • C = Continuous, represents 51% to 100% or up to 2 hours of 2 hour workday.
  • Physical/Sensory Demands For This Position:
    • Walking – F
    • Sitting/Standing – C
    • Reaching: Shoulder Height – O
    • Reaching: Above shoulder height – O
    • Reaching: Below shoulder height – C
    • Climbing – Not specified
    • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds or less – F
    • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds to 50 pounds – F
    • Pulling/Pushing: Over 50 pounds – F
    • Lifting: 25 pounds or less – F
    • Lifting: 25 pounds to 50 pounds – O
    • Lifting: Over 50 pounds – O
    • Carrying: 25 pounds or less – F
    • Carrying: 25 pounds to 50 pounds – O
    • Carrying: Over 50 pounds – O
    • Kneeling – O
    • Bending/Stooping/Crouching – F
    • Twisting/Turning – F
    • Repetitive Movement – C
Working Conditions:
  • Work is performed at a work station and in patient exam rooms, where space may be limited and confined. Requires a combination of working closely with others. Hours may be irregular at times; overtime may be required. Requires working under stressful conditions. General supervision is provided by the Practice Manager with additional instructions, guidance, and directions provided by the providers with whom the Medical Assistant Certified is working.
Physical Exposures:
  • Physical Exposures For This Position:
    • Unprotected Heights – No
    • Heat – No
    • Cold – No
    • Mechanical Hazards – No
    • Hazardous Substances – Yes
    • Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Potential – Yes
    • Lighting – Not specified
    • Noise – No
    • Ionizing/Non-Ionizing Radiation – Yes
    • Infectious Diseases – Yes

Additional Information

About Confluence Health: Confluence Health was formed in 2013 as an affiliation between the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center and Central Washington Hospital to create an integrated, rural healthcare delivery system with 2 hospitals, multi-specialty care in 30+ service lines and primary care in ten communities across North Central Washington state. Over 225 physicians and 100 advanced practice clinicians serve an area of approximately 12,000 square miles and cover nearly every corner of this region through specialty outreach. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost effective manner. Our Setting and Lifestyle: We are located in the heart of Washington State and just 2.5 hours east of Seattle. Our region offers a diversity of recreational opportunities in breathtaking landscapes, from alpine country to the high desert, orchards to vineyards, cross country skiing to fly fishing and everything in between. Cycling, mountain biking, rafting, hiking; it is all right here. The region also offers a family friendly environment with good schools and opportunities for the entire family to be involved in culture and arts.