Medical Assistant Paramed (MA), Full time, San Juan Capistrano, CA

At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. MemorialCare stands for excellence in Healthcare. Across our family of medical centers and physician groups, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability. Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation and teamwork.

Specific Job Responsibilities: It is the duty of all employees to understand and perform their job tasks to the highest level at all times.

  • Monitor facility and assist where needed for optimal patient flow.

  • Perform routine maintenance and calibration of equipment. Report defects to the Nursing

    Supervisor and document in infection control log per policy and procedure.

  • Maintain cleanliness and sterilization of instruments, exam rooms, and all treatment areas (ie. surgery, lab, cast room, etc.) as needed or directed.

  • Respond to and participate in all clinical emergencies and maintain emergency equipment.

  • Maintain adequate and current inventories of medication and supplies. Properly dispose of or return expired supplies per policy.

  • Assist primary nurses/medical assistants in treatment and care of patients (i.e. telephone

    calls, rooming patients, reinforce providerÔ s instructions, document and follow-up, etc.).

  • Complete nurse-visit charges and coding in an accurate manner at the end of the encounter.

  • Assist provider to complete E&M coding.

  • Demonstrate, enforce, and adhere to Infection Control Standards, Universal Precautions, and use of Personal Protective Equipment at all times. Maintain Infection Control log(s) per policies and procedures. Monitor and dispose of contaminated waste per policy. Access and interpret needed information from facility MSDS book or from MSDS Online.

  • Dispose of all sharps in the appropriate disposal container.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and capability to perform all assigned nursing functions within scope of licensure. Maintain current licenses/certificates.

  • Follow current policies and procedures for labeling and collection of all specimens, using

    appropriate media.

  • Facilitate patient education per provider orders and telephone screening with documentation per scope of license.

  • Perform any additional/miscellaneous duties (not inclusive of job description) as requested by the management team within the scope of licensure.

  • Maintain complete understanding of the Scope of Practice for duties and limitations of their own licensure/ education level.

  • Perform any additional/miscellaneous duties (not inclusive of job description) as requested by the management team within the scope of knowledge/ability.

Qualifications/Skills: Qualified candidate must excel in interpersonal communication and customer service and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Candidate must also excel in organization and attention to details and follow through. Additionally, they must have the ability to problem solve to logical conclusion and demonstrate initiative and responsibility. Must be able to effectively and clearly communicate (written and verbal.)

Experience: Prior nursing experience in an ambulatory care environment preferred.

Education: Minimum high school graduate or equivalent. Certificate from an accredited Medical Assisting program. CPR for healthcare provider card.

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