MEDICAL ASSISTANT - CLINIC (FULL TIME)

Pioneer Medical Center is seeking a Medical Assistant for our Clinic.

The clinic team works Mon-Friday, plus a half-day on Saturday every 2 weeks.

We offer competitive pay, a generous benefit package, and the opportunity to live & work in a beautiful place!

We are, essentially, the county hospital for Sweet Grass County, Montana. We are in a beautiful valley along the Yellowstone River, between Bozeman and Billings, between three mountain ranges, just north of Yellowstone National Park. We serve our neighbors (ranchers, miners, tradespeople and retirees) and the many tourists who come here on their way to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, to fish the Yellowstone or to hike, bike, hunt or just get away from overcrowded other places. Our schools are very good, with a lot of community & parent support. Our housing prices are very attractive. We're a vibrant & stable small town, with welcoming people, in a beautiful region of a calm and 'live & let live' state

Call or email our HR group for more information about this position, at 406.932.4603, ext. 311 or evardell@pmcmt.org, and see the FB groups "Big Timber Community" and "Big Timber Buzz" to get a look into what living in our area is like.

Pioneer Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The job description:
REPORTS TO: Clinic Manager _____________________________________________________________________________________

PURPOSE / DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under the supervision of the medical providers, assists in putting clinic patients in rooms, obtains vital signs, chief complaint and list of medications. Assists as the physician, physicians’ assistant, or nurse practitioner deems fit in simple procedures. Obtains urine specimens, stool specimens, and other simple procedures as deemed appropriate by the medical staff. Does clerical tasks such as filing, answering phones, ordering supplies, and other duties as requested by billing personnel or RN.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

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1. Supports and practices the mission and philosophy of PMC

2. Identifies needs and sets goals for own growth and development; meets all mandatory system/departmental educational requirements

3. Utilizes performance improvement principles to assess and improve the quality of patient/resident care

4. Receives and prepares patient for examination and treatment as directed. Obtains and records history and vital signs. Documents in the electronic medical record, according to protocol. Collects laboratory specimens as needed

5. Prepares exam and treatment rooms with necessary supplies and instruments. Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization. Prepares purchase orders and submits to CSR for re-stocking of exam and procedure rooms

6. Assists physicians and mid-level practitioners in preparing for minor procedures and physical exams as they deem appropriate.

7. Assists with scheduling admissions, appointments, diagnostic tests, treatments, and Identifies and anticipates problems concerning safety and infection control issues and Considers and bases care appropriately on the age and cultural background of the procedures

8. Initiates appropriate action. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental, and outside agency safety standards relevant to job performance. Participates and offers input in Quality Improvement activities

9 Demonstrates positive, supportive, and caring behaviors in communication with patients, families, visitors, physicians, staff, and all others patient

10. Provides instructions to patients as directed by the medical provider

11. Maintains patient electronic medical records and other information. Adheres to confidentiality requirements. Performs other clerical duties as assigned

12. Compiles statistical data for reports or Quality Improvement activities as directed

13. Attends required meetings and in-services

14. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental, and outside safety standards relevant to job performance

15. Utilizes performance improvement principles to assess and improve the quality of patient care. Identifies and anticipates problems and safety issues and initiates appropriate action

16. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE OF:

SKILL IN:

  1. Planning and organization
  2. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to interact with patients, families, and medical
  3. Demonstrate empathy and sensitivity necessary to elicit patients cooperation and allay providers
  4. Effective time management
  5. Assist in a variety of treatments and procedures as directed
  6. Remain calm in emergency situations
  7. Maintaining records and recording data

ABILITY TO:

  1. Incorporate cultural and age appropriate care into all aspects of communication and patient care
  2. Provide instructions in a clear and easily understood manner
  3. Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  4. Visual and auditory ability to assess patients’ conditions and report findings
  5. Work independently
  6. Work with frequent interruptions
  7. Assist patients in and out of wheelchairs, lift up to 50 pounds, stand, bend, sit, push, and move intermittently while on duty 8-10 hours per day
  8. Analytical skills necessary to organize daily work, interpret data, and maintain simple to complex records
  9. Read, write, speak, and understand the English language
  10. React professionally when dealing with difficult or emergency situations
  11. Utilize time management concepts to maximize efficiency

COMPLEXITY & DIFFICULTY

Under the supervision of a medical provider, initiates and performs patient care/treatment as governed by the Board of Medical Examiners and according to PMC policies and procedures.

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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WORKING CONDITIONS

Normal patient care environment in a clinic setting. May be required to work varying shifts, weekends, and holidays.

Category I: Task that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues.


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