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As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, National Jewish Health is pioneering a new era of preventive and personalized medicine. By combining our efforts in comprehensive care, academic education and ground-breaking research, we're able to develop treatments that help our patients live more productive lives. We breathe science so our patients can breathe life. If you believe in working for an organization where Breathing Science is Life, we invite you to join our team!
The Medical Assistant II promotes efficient, high quality clinical practice by providing guidance through collaborating with the team to manage patient flow and communication. To deliver safe and appropriate patient care within the scope of practice and established policies and procedures, under the direct clinical support and supervision of a licensed professional.
- Assists with preparing patients for examination and may obtain patient medical history by accurately taking vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, height and weight) and documents the results in appropriate systems and/or EMR. May review medication list. May perform spirometry and/or other pre-appointment testing and documents the results appropriately.
- Performs clinical skills as guided by competency validation.
- Implements plan for each clinic ahead of time to identify and anticipate potential clinic flow problems; Monitors master schedule; Resolves unexpected patient flow issues.
- Coordinates telephone communication with patients, families, referring providers and other members of the health team; utilize follow-up system to assure care follow up and coordination is accomplished; tasking by utilizing scripted call backs relaying messages from the clinical licensed professional.
- Responsible for administrative function to support clinic: manual billing, error correction, data entry, photocopying, prior authorizations, answering unit/clinic phone, taking phone messages, faxing and obtaining records.
- Provides and documents appropriate education to patients/families utilizing effective teaching skills, scripted teaches and the National Jewish supportive materials as directed by a licensed clinical professional.
- Precepts and orients new team members to their function in clinic.
- May collect and correctly label lab specimens utilizing the correct collection procedure from patients. May prepare specimens for analysis by centrifugation, separating specimens from red cells and other techniques required for distribution of the sample to the appropriate area.
- May perform electrocardiograms (EKGs) or other diagnostic tests on patients as directed, processes and files patient charts, and monitors procedure activity under supervision.
- Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
- Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
- Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
- Informing and Communicating: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
- Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
- Impact and Influence: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved. Taking advantage of opportunities to make a difference and have an impact. When used well, the intended outcome of this competency is the creation of goodwill, trust, and respect while motivating people to want to follow you even when they don’t have to.
- Patient Relations: Meeting patient and patient family needs; taking responsibility for a patient’s safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; using appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
- Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
- Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
- Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
- Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
- Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
- Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
- Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
High school diploma/GED and successful graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant program, required.
Minimum of six (6) months experience as a Medical Assistant at National Jewish health or one (1) year recent (within the last 6 months) experience from a health care organization or medical office.
Special Training, Certification or Licensure