The Medical Assistant (MA) provides patient care in the office setting that meets the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care. The MA meets the communication needs of patient and family; and provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and/or physician. Maintains regulatory requirements, nursing and office policies, procedures and standards. Communicates with physicians and team members about patient's clinical condition, including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology.
Provides direct patient care under the supervision of an RN/LPN/LVN and/or physician, evaluates outcomes, and consults with other health team members as required.
Ability to assist nursing and medical staff with routine examinations and patient treatments. Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patients served.
Demonstrates the ability to assist physicians with procedures and perform services requiring technical and manual skills under the direction of an RN/LPN/LVN and/or physician.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family.
Performs other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the business and in support of Curry Health Network's Mission, Vision and Shared Values.
Minimum Education & Experience:
High School graduate or equivalent.
Certified Medical Assistant through the National Healthcareers Association (CCMA) required; certification must be obtained within six months of employment.
Current BLS certification.
Successful completion of a Medical Assistant Program preferred.
Six months or more Medical Assistance experience preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Basic computer knowledge including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
Excellent customer service skills.
Curry Health Network (a dba of Curry Health District) is comprised of a hospital and several medical clinics located on the southern Oregon coast. Curry Health Network is an Oregon special health district, a form of local government and municipal corporation that has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service, and as such, has the exemptions and rights that such status affords.
Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach, a critical access hospital and the sole hospital in Curry County, is your community hospital; Curry Medical Practice is located in the hospital. Curry Medical West is located off-campus in Gold Beach. Curry Medical Center with primary, specialty and same day/urgent care services is located in Brookings, and Curry Family Medical serves Port Orford. Curry Health Network is committed to providing high quality health care and excellent service, close to home.
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