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MEDICAL ASSISTANT PRN

Westwood, Kansas

Job ID: R-20443

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Overview

Our nurses are leaders and decision makers, working closely with physicians to provide the best care and most advanced treatments. On our team, you’ll work in an environment of respect and professionalism, and you’ll have the support to advance your nursing career in the direction you choose. Find out more about the wide variety of opportunities for nurses at The University of Kansas Health System.

Responsibilities

Job Summary

Job ID: R-20443 Job Type: Part time Location: Westwood, Kansas
Position Summary / Career Interest:

The Medical Assistant is responsible for ensuring efficient flow of patients through the health care setting by facilitating examination and treatment of patients in a culturally sensitive manner with exceptional customer service; contributes to patient care by preparing patient for visit, performing limited procedures, scheduling diagnostic test or consults, maintaining patient records, organizing clinic/exam rooms, maintaining supply/equipment inventory, and/or assisting physicians, other medical staff, nurses, other interdisciplinary team members and support staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Accurately schedules tests; obtains films and reports; and prepares laboratory specimens according to policy.
  • Assists physicians and/or nurses with special procedures and examinations as defined on competency checklist.
  • Collaborates with members of the health care team in coordinating and implementing plans for patient care; may record elements of the patient history for clinical staff review.
  • Electronically submits, calls and/or faxes in prescriptions and refills to outpatient pharmacies
  • Ensures data collected for completed procedures is recorded on appropriate forms and in medical records
  • Maintains medical records; ensures all required documentation is available in the medical record; distributes reports and correspondence; files, photocopies and processes forms related to medical charts.
  • Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of examination rooms; stocks assigned areas and ensures par levels of supplies are maintained; checks and completes required logs and equipment such as refrigerator logs, eyewash logs, emergency/crash carts, suction and other required checks.
  • Performs clerical duties such as greeting patients; registration; scheduling; pre-certification of tests, procedures and medications; processing insurance forms; preparing financial records; answering phones; and entering ambulatory care charges.
  • Performs simple procedures as directed by the nurse or physician and as defined on the competency checklist.
  • Performs vital signs, height, weight, and screening procedures and documents in medical record

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.



JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant Program OR
  • at least one year of Medical Assisting in an ambulatory/outpatient setting OR
  • Certification as a CCMA or NCRMA
  • BLS Certification
  • Basic typing and word processing

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

COVID-19 and flu vaccines are required for all health system employees. Learn more.

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Quote

The main reason I love coming to work is because of the amazing team. We promote a nursing culture that encourages kindness and teamwork, and I absolutely love that about our hospital. Riley Ferree, RN

Benefits

  • Healthcare

    Our robust medical, dental and vision package allows you to choose options that are best for your family. We offer life, disability, and accident insurance plus voluntary offerings such as critical illness insurance and identity theft protection.

  • Giving back

    In addition to the quality healthcare we provide, we have opportunities to serve externally in our community in activities throughout the year.

  • Team-based culture

    At the health system, we are a team. If you are highly skilled and motivated but don’t want to work in an “everyone for themselves” culture like many academic institutions have, this is your place.

  • Support and Resources

    We have a comprehensive wellness program with resources to support your physical, mental, and emotional health. Our new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes free counseling sessions and legal advice options.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    We offer tuition reimbursement for formal education credits.

  • 401(k)

    We offer a retirement savings plan with an employer contribute.

Success Profile

What makes a successful Nurse at The University of Kansas Health System? Review the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right combination.

  • Compassionate
  • Acccountable to Team
  • Takes Initiative
  • Possesses Integrity
  • Patient-Focused
  • Desire to Grow & Develop

Our Culture

  • Work with a team that supports you, in a place where you will feel you belong and will make a difference. We empower staff to put the patient first in all things – even beyond clinical care. We value people.
  • Driven to serve: Every employee makes an impact, regardless of your role – no matter if you’re in scheduling, facilities or clinical staff. We know that each step of the process ultimately impacts the patient.
  • Our leadership is approachable, open-minded, and adaptable to challenges in healthcare.
  • We demonstrate values proudly and consistently. Values such as diversity and inclusion are important to our staff; there is a desire to see this reflected by the health system internally and externally.
  • Even though we are a large organization, our employees feel the health system’s resources, culture and commitment to quality allow them to provide exceptional care for patients.
  • Our health system welcomes patients and cases that other hospitals cannot. This represents our commitment to care and our passion to challenge ourselves and be the best.
  • We are a true healthcare leader in the region, rooted in experience and excellence.
  • We offer unique opportunities for professional development, as well as convenient pathways for onsite continuing education among healthcare professionals and staff – from GED to CEUs.
  • We make a difference in our communities by improving the health and lives of our patients.
  • We also support our communities through Health System Employees Reaching Out events.

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