Medical Assistant, Specialty Surgical Services
Employment Type: Full-Time
Community Regional Medical Center provides central California with the highest level of care available in the region. We measure up with top hospitals nationally and are the 3rd largest in California! Our 685 beds is home to the only comprehensive Burn and Level I Trauma center between Los Angeles and Sacramento. With a full-service 58,000 square-foot Emergency Department, we are one of the largest and busiest in California. We have an 84-bed Level III NICU and plan to significantly expand our pediatric specialty services. The hospital serves 2.5 million people within 9 counties, averaging a daily census of 641 patients. We're affiliated with UCSF as a teaching facility and have trained 3,000 Medical Doctor's to date plus we continue to invest in research and training grants.
Employee Benefits We provide robust benefit plans with competitive premiums for medical and dental/vision along with retirement plans. Additionally, you will accrue paid time off from your first day of employment. Other Benefits include: Long-term Disability Insurance, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage, educational and professional certification reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program, Credit Union Membership, Fitness Center, 24 hour Subway, onsite concierge service, and Retirement Planning classes.
1. Prepare room and/or patients for examination by providers.
2. Gather and document patient information per policy. Complete employee/patient screening including, patient blood pressure, weight, pulse, temperature and/or respiration and document pain level as indicated by patient.
3. Perform simple eye vision testing.
4. Perform clerical duties such as answering phones, scheduling appointments, handling medical records, outgoing referrals and filing documents.
5. Remove sutures/staples from superficial incisions and lacerations.
6. Apply and removes bandages, dressings, orthopedic appliances such as knee immobilizers and similar devices.
7. Administer specifically approved medications and injections.
8. Perform approved procedures per Medical Assistant scope of practice.
9. Support patient/family teaching by providing approved handouts and document that teaching information was provided.
10. Maintain cleanliness in examination rooms, check for/and remove any outdated supplies and request supplies to maintain adequate stock.
11. Collect specimens, conduct waived testing and quality control on waived testing and document results.
12. Communicate patient needs to provider, clinical lead or supervisor.
13. Perform other duties as assigned.
* High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED) or Completion of a CMC Approved Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Certificate required
* Completion of a course of study consistent with the requirements for Medical Assistants as specified by the Medical Board of California required
* 3 months of experience in the medical field required
* Training in giving injections preferred
Licenses and Certifications
* BLS - Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers by American Heart Association (AHA) required