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CommonSpirit Health Medical Assistant - Iowa Heart Clinic in DES MOINES, Iowa

Overview

MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY :

Under supervision, assists in the delivery of health care and patient care management of Iowa Heart Center’s clinic patients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Reviews medical records and obtains other pertinent information prior to office visit from hospitals and referring physicians’ offices.

  • Prepares patient for exam and facilitates patient flow.

  • Obtains medical information from patient and documents in medical records.

  • Performs tests and procedures as ordered.

  • Provides patient/family education.

  • Writes and prepares prescriptions utilizing and electronic physician signature

  • Assists with transfer of patient.

  • Monitors and stocks medication closets.

  • Operate required vehicle(s) in a safe manner to perform required duties of the position.

  • Travels and performs CMA duties with Outreach Clinics as requested.

  • Completes Iowa Heart Center CMA competencies.

  • Adaptability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co‑workers, patients and visitors, and satisfactory job performance despite the stress of a medical work environment.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • Successful completion of a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification must be obtained within first year of employment and maintained thereafter.

  • Clinic/physician office experience preferred.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtainedby the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).

  • Valid Driver’s/Chauffeurs License required, must meet Mercy’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive per state law.

  • Cardiovascular Medical Terminology class completion within 1 year of hire.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Requisition ID 2020-141500

Employment Type Full Time

Department Adult Clinic

Hours Per Pay Period 80

Facility MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Work Schedule 8 Hour

Location IA-DES MOINES

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