Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics

  • Medical Assistant/Limited X-Ray - Urgent Care Clinic

    Job Locations US-OR-Salem
    ID 2019-2677
    Category
    Medical Assistant
    Position Type
    Unscheduled
    Minimum Salary
    USD $18.15/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    DOE
    Shift
    Variable
    Work Schedule
    Monday-Friday
    Hours Each Week
    30.00
  • Overview

    Your Team. Your Choice. Choose Salem Health.

     

    Salem Health does more than provide high quality patient care. It is an organization that commits itself to empowering teams to create, innovate, and dream. We are looking for individuals who can challenge the status quo, raise the bar, and embrace change. 

     

    At Salem Health, we want trailblazers, self-starters, and creative thinkers to drive improvement in the health care arena where “patient-centered” is more than just words.

    Description/Qualifications

    We are currently seeking a Medical Assistant to partner with our clinicians and provide care to patients seeking Urgent Care services. Salem Health Urgent Care Clinic, conveniently located on the Salem Hospital campus, treats patients seeking same-day services.  

     

    As a Medical Assistant with Salem Health, you will utilize your analytical skills to effectively assess patient needs in a timely, courteous manner. In this role, patience, compassion and exceptional communication skills are paramount to ensure an excellent patient experience every time.

     

    Core Functions:

    • Assess patients and alerts physicians to potential life-threatening situations.
    • Recognize critical diagnostic data and alerts the physician in a timely fashion.
    • Obtain a brief history on all patients according to departmental standards.
    • Determines priorities of care and intervenes in those cases falling outside the parameters of normal clinic protocol (e.g. isolating and obtaining physician for suspicious rashes, prioritizing patients potentially requiring transfer to a higher level of care.
    • Prepare patient for examination and procedures according to departmental standards and coordinates the execution of all physician orders.
    • Anticipate the need for selected diagnostic tests and initiate testing according to protocols.
    • Recognize variations in patient flow, and adjusts work effort to reflect the needs of the department.
    • Communicate with co-workers to facilitate continuity of care and maintenance of steady patient progress through the department.
    • Ensures adequate discharge instructions are given to each patient, that family members are included in discharge instructions if available, that patients are referred for future care appropriately, and the community resource information is available to patients.
    • Uses factors to obtain diagnostic quality images consistently while minimizing radiation exposure to patient.
    • Performs waived laboratory testing procedures according to protocols; demonstrates continued competency in patient testing, quality control and proficiency testing.
    • Demonstrates adequate knowledge and expertise with regard to medication safety/security and administration within scope of practice and appropriate clinic protocols.
    • Demonstrates competency in all areas of clinical care encompassed within the clinic setting.
    • Accurately documents patient visits, telephone calls, refill requests and other encounters in Epic Ambulatory, ensuring others are able to follow events with certainty.

    Background/Expertise

    • High school diploma or GED
    • Successful completion of an accredited medical assisting program required.
    • Experience in either an urgent care facility or family practice office preferred.
    • Current BLS certification from the AHA required.
    • Medical Assistant Certification required.
    • A current Limited X-Ray License through the Oregon State Board of Radiology required.

    Closing

    As a leader in the local industry, Salem Health offers a generous total rewards package, an empowering culture, and a commitment to the development and growth of our in-house talent. Our work is grounded in respect for people and continuous improvement and we invite you to partner with us to further our mission.

     

    Salem Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.

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