Medical Assistant, Gastroenterology
Company: Sutter Health
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 14, 2023
Organization: PAMF-Palo Alto Medical Foundation CAD Position
Overview: -Provides clinical and clerical support to providers and
members of the patient care team(s) by performing a variety of back
office and patient-related tasks supporting the delivery of
high-quality patient care. Helps ensure smooth patient and workflow
within the department and assists the patient care team in
implementing the medical plan of care. Integrates education,
technical competence, and patient interaction skills to gain
confidence and cooperation from the patient, their family/support
group, and other healthcare providers. Performs all duties under
the direction of a clinician. Job Description: These Principal
Accountabilities, Requirements and Qualifications are not
exhaustive, but are merely the most descriptive of the current job.
Management reserves the right to revise the job description or
require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the
job change (for example, emergencies, staff changes, workload, or
--- Manages rooming and patient flow by preparing and escorting
patients to examination rooms.
--- Provides clinical support and patient care by obtaining
appropriate identification and medical information from the patient
and/or their family/support team.
--- Performs vital signs, tests and collects/prepares specimens
according to clinician orders.
--- Supports physicians and patient care team to perform medical
procedures and patient examinations by preparing the room,
equipment, instruments and/or supplies appropriate for the
--- Administers treatments, injections, and skin tests, and
collects patient specimens as directed by a physician.
--- Maintains equipment and understands procedures and treatments
performed by clinicians.
--- Mentors and fosters a constructive learning environment that
helps students and new staff build confidence in their skills,
knowledge, and abilities.
--- Performs general clerical tasks: answers phones and relates
messages as appropriate; retrieves, enters, updates and transcribes
patient data in the electronic health record system (eHR); reviews
and revises patient appointments.
--- Prepares and completes accurate documentation related to
patient care, including healthcare activities, administration of
medications and communication with patients.
--- Ensures that routine and priority tasks are completed within
established departmental time frames.
--- Maintains a clean, neat, and safe working environment,
including cleaning and disinfecting equipment and exams rooms after
--- Inspects and calibrates equipment accordingly for proper
operation and records the quality control (QC) results, reporting
any malfunctions to the supervisor.
--- Maintains strictest confidence of all patient protected health
information (PHI) and protects all PHI from accidental,
intentional, or inappropriate disclosure.
--- Performs quality care in compliance with department standards,
policies, and procedures, as well as local, state and federal
regulatory agencies to deliver the highest level of patient privacy
--- Prepares, administers, and documents medications and treatments
in accordance with state and federal regulations.
Equivalent experience will be accepted in lieu of the required
degree or diploma.
HS Diploma: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
or equivalent education/experience
Other: Completion of a course of study consistent with the
requirements for Medical Assistants as specified by the Medical
Board of California.
OR Other: Equivalent Sutter Health training program.
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE
BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
General knowledge of various medical procedures, views, and
Basic understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and
Competent and validated in basic Medical Assisting skills such as
taking vital signs, preparing patients for exam, and administering
Ability to interpret a variety of data and instructions, furnished
in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Possess written and verbal communications skills to explain
sensitive information clearly and professionally to diverse
audiences, including non-medical people.
Well-developed time management and organizational skills, including
the ability to prioritize assignments and work within standardized
operating procedures and scientific methods to achieve objectives
and meet deadline.
General knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft
Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook).
Prioritize assignments and work within standardized policies,
procedures, and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet
Work independently, as well as be part of the team, including
accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with
Identify, evaluate and resolve standard problems by selecting
appropriate solutions from established options.
Build collaborativee relationships with peers and other healthcare
providers to achieve departmental and corporate objectives.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS
See required physical demands, mental components, visual activities
& working conditions at the following link: Pay Range: $25.95 -
$32.43 The salary range for this role may vary above or below the
posted range as determined by location. This range has not been
adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by
area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into
account several factors including but not limited to a candidate's
experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications,
department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is
just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter
Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits
package. Job Shift: Days Schedule: Full Time Shift Hours: 8 Days of
the Week: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday Weekend
Requirements: None Benefits: Yes Unions: No Position Status:
Non-Exempt Weekly Hours: 40 Employee Status: Regular Number of
Openings: 1 Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity
employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans. Schedule/Shift: Regular/
Keywords: Sutter Health, Santa Cruz , Medical Assistant, Gastroenterology, Other , Santa Cruz, California
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