Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics

  • Medical Assistant/Certified MA - Surgery Clinic

    Job Locations US-OR-Salem
    ID 2019-2739
    Medical Assistant
    Position Type
    Part time
    Minimum Salary
    USD $16.80/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    Work Schedule
    Hours Each Week
  • 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.


    As a Medical Assistant in the Surgery Clinic at Salem Health, you will be called upon to be compassionate, empathetic and steadfast in your commitment to providing our patients with the care they need. To be successful in this role, you must possess a willingness to learn and exercise critical thinking skills. Excellent communication as well as active listening capabilities are also required.


    Core Functions

    • Assesses patients and alerts physicians to potential life-threatening situations. Recognizes critical diagnostic data and alerts the physician in a timely fashion.  Recognizes changes in patient condition and reports appropriately.
    • Obtains a brief history on all patients according to departmental standards. Assesses and documents patient’s vital signs and other pertinent information upon admission. Reassesses patient’s condition following therapeutic intervention.
    • 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.
    • Coordinates the execution of all physician orders. Signs off orders correctly, and documents adequately. Anticipates the need for selected diagnostic tests and initiates testing according to protocols.
    • Recognizes variations in patient flow, and adjusts work effort to reflect the needs of the department. Communicates 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.
    • 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.


    • Graduation from a recognized Medical Assistant program required.
    • Experience in either an urgent care facility or family practice office preferred.
    • Medical Assistant Certification required.
    • Current BLS certification from the AHA required within 90 days of hire. 


    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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