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DEPARTMENT:                       St. Charles Medical Group

The Medical Assistant (MA) position is assimilated throughout St. Charles Medical Group encompassing practices in three Central Oregon counties and numerous specialties including family care, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, immediate/urgent care, cardiology, pulmonology, rheumatology, general surgery, cancer care, behavioral health and sleep medicine. Our MA’s collaborate with physicians and non-clinical staff to assure we are providing our community with comprehensive and compassionate health care.
The Medical Assistant will be responsible for daily patient flow for each respective physician for whom they work. Must use triage skills to gather information from which designated staff can make appropriate patient health assessments and to anticipate physician's needs as they relate to the patients' medical care.
This position does not manage any other caregivers.
Escorts patients to exam rooms and prep for physician assessment.
Records and maintains patient's medical data in patient's medical chart.
Assists physician with answering phone requests from patients and/or other medical professionals and institutions.
Performs a variety of physician-requested ancillary and/or surgical patient procedures. (This excludes the administration of IV medication.)
Maintains equipment, instruments supply inventory levels.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.  Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate. 
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.
Required: High school diploma or GED.          
Preferred: Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program.         
Required: Current MA Certification from one of the following; The American Medical Technology Association (AMT), The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA),  The National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP) Certification, National Healthcareer Association (NHA) or licensure as an intermediate or paramedic level EMT, Oregon LPN, or Oregon RN.
AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification.
Valid Oregon driver's license and ability to meet St. Charles Health System driving requirements. Ability to travel to business functions/trainings/meetings and all St. Charles Health System worksites.
Preferred: Current American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) certification
Required: Must have basic knowledge of ICD-10, CM/CPT/HCPCS coding conventions and procedures. Working knowledge of medical practice management information systems. Basic knowledge of physician office documentation standards. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and meet all HIPPAA requirements.
Those candidates with NHA certification that qualified due to work experience rather than graduation from an accredited Medical Assisting Program will be required to have 2 years of experience in Medical Assisting.
Preferred: Two (2) years of Medical Assisting experience.

Typical pay range: $21.00 - $28.30
Clinic Locations: Bend, Redmond, Prineville, Madras, Sister & LaPine, Oregon

This position is eligible for a combined sign on and retention bonus in the amount of $4,000. based on experience. To qualify for the bonus, candidates must not have been employed by St. Charles Health System in the last 6 months.

*Bonuses are available to external applicants only and are subject to all applicable tax withholdings.