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Medical Assistant 2 (Bilingual) - MercyCare Clinic - PRN

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  PRN
Location:  MercyCare 
Requisition #:  84422

 

JOB SUMMARY

Supports all disciplines within department to provide indirect and direct patient care activities. Proactively supports efforts that result in delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Can perform assigned tasks under the delegation of a physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant

EDUCATION

  • High school diploma or equivalent  
  • Successful completion of a medical assistant training program from an accredited school or a formal medical services training program of the United States Armed Forces or a practical, diploma, associate, or baccalaureate nursing program

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) from American Association of Medical Assistants or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from American Medical Technologists or Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) from National Healthcareer Association or National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) from National Center for Competency Testing
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) from American Association of Medical Assistants or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from American Medical Technologists or Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) from National Healthcareer Association or National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) from National Center for Competency Testing
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days
  • Pals within 365 days of hire

EXPERIENCE*

  • No minimum experience required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • 1 year experience in pediatrics, including obtaining vitals, assisting clinical staff with patient care, phlebotomy, and specimen collection procedures.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Initial competencies as defined by department must be completed within 3 months of employment
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of employment

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Assists in basic delivery of patient care as assigned by licensed professional practitioners, utilizing and integrating age-appropriate standards, knowledge of growth and development, infection control and body substance precautions, patient safety, and body mechanics.
  2. Completes assigned tasks/orders from providers.
    • Demonstrates competency during intake process, inclusive of accurate vital signs.
    • May be asked to demonstrate competency in, but not limited to, phlebotomy skills, simple medication or vaccine administration, spirometry testing, and performing radiographs under the direction of a physician.
  3. Utilizes proficient organization and communication skills in prioritizing, delivering, and documenting patient care.
  4. Performs multiple, concurrent tasks in frequently stressful and fast-paced environments while maintaining strong internal and external customer service standards.
  5. Serves as liaison between patients/families and department staff by greeting patients/families, informing families of delays, relaying messages, and offering assistance/other services families may require.
  6. Performs administrative duties to promote efficient operations, including participating in office opening/closing procedures, answering phones, maintaining waiting room/patient diversion materials, restocking complimentary beverages, and updating wait-time boards. 
  7. Understands and complies with infection control, safety, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration procedures and regulations.
  8. Demonstrates competencies that incorporate age-specific guidelines, including
     N = Neonate (less than 30 days),
     I = Infant (30 days to 1 year),
     EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years),
     LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years),
     A = Adolescent (13-17 years),
     AD = Adult, and
     ALL = all ages.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  5134 Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA  30341
Function:  Clinical/Nursing Support - Clinical Support


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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