Post Date: 06/05/2019
Close Date: 07/31/2019
This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be Wednesday, June 11, 2019, then weekly thereafter.
• We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.
• Screening interviews may be conducted while this recruitment is open.
• This recruitment may be used to fill multiple and/or future vacancies.
Hourly: $19.392560 - $24.404974
In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.
This is a full time County position represented by the Employees' Association.
Employees' Association (EA) Full Time Benefits
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The Clackamas County Health Centers Division is looking for a motivated and team-oriented Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) to provide routine medical assistance to professional health care providers at our primary care clinics. We currently have a full time float position working at the Beavercreek Health and Wellness Center located in Oregon City.
Clackamas County Health Centers offer health care services for families and individuals in Clackamas County. Staff provide high quality medical care – from physical exams to family planning. We are committed to using the latest in medical practices that focus on each patient as an individual, and we work to take care of the health and wellness of the whole person. Our clinic locations are Beavercreek Health and Wellness Center, Gladstone Health and Wellness Center, Sandy Health and Wellness Center, Sunnyside Health and Wellness Center and three School Based Health Clinics.
CMAs provide routine medical assistance to professional health care providers in the delivery of patient care; prepare clinic patients for physical examinations, collect specimens, perform routine diagnostic tests and record health information; perform clerical support functions in patient reception and medical records; and other work as required.
This is an exciting opportunity to not only be in one of the most critical roles, but have the opportunity to work with a wide-range of skilled professionals and serve a very diverse group of patients. This position will assist the health care providers in the delivery of patient care; prepare clinic patients for physical examinations, collect specimens, perform routine diagnostic tests and record health information; perform clerical support functions in patient reception and medical records; and other work as required. The CMA will provide patient education, record vital statistics, bandage, handle specimens, administer injections, chart documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
As a member of the team, you must maintain a caring and supportive attitude towards patients, family members, visitors, providers and co-workers. CMAs will assist in maintaining a smooth, punctual, and efficient patient flow. Duties may also include answering clinical calls, communicating health information and scheduling treatments and follow-up appointments.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Current certification/registration as a Medical Assistant by a nationally recognized program. (National certification programs include: American Association of Medical Assistants; National Certified Medical Assistant; American Medical Technologists)
• Must possess and maintain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate
• Experience with an electronic record-keeping system
• Must successfully pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test
• Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check
• Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• One (1) year of work experience in a primary care setting
• One (1) year of work experience as a Certified Medical Assistant working in a clinical setting
• One (1) year of work experience using an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
PATIENT PREPARATION AND ASSISTANCE
• Greet and instruct patients on visit process.
• Prepare patient for provider by taking vital signs, and anthropometric information.
• Record appropriate objective and subjective health information.
• Set up exam room and labs with appropriate supplies and equipment and assist provider with delegated tasks of routine nature.
• Work with providers and other staff to create and maintain an effective patient flow.
• Give directions to clients regarding specimen collection and lab procedures to be performed as indicated by provider.
• Collect specimens, prepare, process and transport them to appropriate areas of the lab using sterile and sanitary techniques
• Perform routine diagnostic tests and records results.
• Participate in established quality assurance and quality control processes.
• Record routine lab results in medical record or on laboratory logs.
• Clean, stock and maintain supplies in exam rooms and laboratories.
• Clean and maintain lab equipment and medical supplies using sanitary and sterile techniques and the use of an autoclave.
• Assist medical staff with inventory control procedures of vaccines, medications, supplies and equipment.
• Inventory and order medical supplies and materials.
MEDICAL OFFICE TASKS
• Perform person-focused support tasks such as front office reception and registration, placing or returning telephone calls, data entry, processing referrals.
MEDICAL RECORDS TASKS
• Update and maintain patient information and files in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in a confidential manner.
• Complete appropriate release of information documentation and requests.
• Review and update demographic information, document clinic activity, lab and anthropometric results.
INJECTIONS AND PHLEBOTOMY
• Under Physician direction and supervision, administer certain immunizations, injections, administer medications, and draw blood according to policy and procedures.
Working Knowledge of: Basic medical terminology; principles and techniques of sanitation and sterilization; techniques of medical record documentation and confidentiality; routine laboratory testing procedures; interviewing techniques; public health services and policies; medical office practices and procedures; basic math.
Skill to: Obtain and record human vital signs; make observations concerning general health conditions; perform injections per Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification and training; collect, process and record lab specimens; perform venipuncture; provide instructions to individuals with varying backgrounds and abilities; communicate effectively with staff, clients and the public; maintain accurate and complete records; clean, disinfect and sterilize clinic areas and equipment; operate and maintain various laboratory testing equipment; operate standard office equipment; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, patients and health care professionals.
This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday. The schedule for this position (Beavercreek Float CMA) is:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am to 7:00pm & Tuesday, Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm
EXPLORE CLACKAMAS COUNTY
Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
Clackamas County Health Centers provide direct medical, dental, and mental health services to Clackamas County residents.
We provide services at our Integrated Primary Health Care Clinics, our mental health clinics, or through our School Based Health Centers.
Clackamas County only accepts online applications.
Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.
Clackamas County Health Centers will have other vacancies in the future at other locations in various capacities working as a Certified Medical Assistant. These may include more administrative tasks, while others will be working directly with patients in a CMA role. Please make sure to complete the supplemental question in the application to fully detail all roles and tasks you have been responsible for in a clinical and/or primary care setting.
Complete details: https://hrapp.clackamas.us/psc/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&JobOpeningId=105143&PostingSeq=1&SiteId=1&languageCd=ENG&FOCUS=Applicant