Medical Assistant - South Washington - All Departments, Shifts & Schedules
Posted on: January 27, 2023
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to your work experience and interests. The South Washington Area
includes Salmon Creek, Cascade Park, Mill Plain, Longview,
Orchards, Columbia Tech and Battle Ground locations.
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Participates with the Health Care Team in delivering quality &
customer focused health care to patients in a manner that reflects
Kaiser Permanente's mission, vision & values. Provides clinical &
administrative support to clinicians & other health care team
members to offer a variety of health care services to patients.
Clinical duties involve both direct (in person) & indirect (via
phone or on-line) patient care activities requiring both simple to
complex clinical knowledge & skills. As appropriate to the
position's scope of authorized duties, the MA is expected to have
competent observational, clinical, critical thinking,
communication, problem-solving & decision-making skills in order to
meet patient needs & contribute to a positive care experience &
work environment. Works under the clinical supervision of the
clinician for patient care activities, & under the general
direction of the designated manager/supervisor.
--- Clinical Tasks: These job tasks provide patient care & are to
be performed competently, consistently, accurately & according to
established regional/departmental clinical protocols, policies &
procedures & standards.
--- They are: Prepares & organizes patient's office visit for known
reason/procedure by ensuring that all appropriate tests, clinical
information (e.g. diagnostic test results, consultation reports,
outside records, etc.) & order entries are ready for clinician
review prior to appointment time.
--- Collects pertinent subjective (e.g. signs & symptoms,
allergies, current medication, tobacco use, etc.) & objective (e.g.
vital signs, height, weight, etc.) data related to patient's reason
for visit (i.e. chief complaint, presenting symptoms or
--- Utilizes standardized tools (e.g. PST, health maintenance
alerts) to identify & address health maintenance/care gaps with
patient & alerts clinician on those that require his/her
--- Recognizes signs & symptoms of common medical illnesses,
abnormal versus new/existing & reports to clinician.
--- Alerts clinician on signs & symptoms requiring immediate
attention & respond to directions per clinician
--- Prepares patient for actual visit/procedure prior to
clinician's exam during rooming-in process.
--- Assures exam/procedure room contains appropriate supplies,
equipment, forms & educational materials are available & ready for
use during visit/procedure.
--- Checks equipment are in safe working order & cleans room after
--- Provides patient with after-visit, follow-up, self-care or
procedural instructions and/or educational materials as directed by
--- Use KP HealthConnect & other information systems to document
all pertinent data & outcomes of patient care according to
standardized procedures & policies such as & not limited to the use
of SBAR, KP HealthConnect smarttools, etc.
--- Updates demographic or historical clinical data gathered in the
electronic medical record.
--- Clinical Procedures: Performs diagnostic tests, therapies &
procedures within scope of authorized duties competently & with
maintenance of proficiency according to: a) specific department
standards on core clinical tasks (see department's list of core
skills); b) application of knowledge & skills appropriate to
developmental age of patient; & c) established policies such as &
not limited to patient safety, aseptic & sterile techniques &
--- Examples of categories of clinical tasks are as follows:
Screening tests - e.g. vital signs, vision, hearing, developmental,
LOPS, pain, etc.
--- Diagnostic tests - e.g. urine dips, spirometry/peak flow,
bladder scan, finger sticks for glucose, etc.
--- This job description is not all encompassing.
--- Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program approved by
--- Medical Assistant - Certified in the State of Washington upon
--- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers within
thirty (30) days of hire.
--- Employees must be able to successfully obtain Kaiser
Permanente's Medication Administration Competency Certification
within ninety (90) days of employment as a Medical Assistant.
--- Demonstrated interpersonal and customer service skills
(assessment required for external candidates).
--- Demonstrated communication (written and oral) skills.
--- Demonstrated literacy in using computers and keyboarding.
--- Skills in problem-solving, setting priorities and using good
judgment for decisions.
--- Ability to work independently and efficiently under
--- One (1) to two (2) plus years in a medical assistant position
to assigned department's clinical area (e.g. Pediatrics, FP/IM,
OB/Gyn, Surgery, Dermatology, Neurology, Cardiology, etc.) within
an ambulatory care setting preferred.
--- Demonstrated clinical knowledge and procedural skills and/or
documented trainings in assigned department's clinical area within
the last one (1) to three (3) years preferred.
--- Current National Medical Assistant Certification preferred.
--- Familiarity in documenting in an electronic medical record
Job Category: Clinical Support, Medical Assistant
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