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Full-time Medical Assistant II

at Mercy in Cedar Rapids, IA

MMC General SurgeryCedar Rapids, IA
PRN, Day, PRN Mon-Fri 08-1630
Req # 12359
This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by performing administrative and clinical duties in an outpatient setting including limited medication administration in the outpatient setting.

Pay is experienced based with the starting rate (no experience) at $13.07 per hour

Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions
Administers oral, SubQ and IM medications under the direct supervision of an RN or physician
Demonstrates basic knowledge of medication purpose, side effects and administration procedure
Performs accurate measurement of patient statistics to include vitals, height and weight
Manages room turnover and patient flow
Collects health history and med list
Escribes orders
Prepares patient for physician's exam
Instructs patients as directed by the RN or physician
Performs front offices duties including telephone, reception, medical records and scheduling
Practices standard precautions
Maintains inventory in rooms
Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of administrative and clinical functions in a physician office settting.
Professional Experience– Required vs. Preferred
One year experience working in a medical office setting preferred
Education-Required vs. Preferred
Education sufficient to obtain AAMA certification
Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred
AAMA certification required
Reporting Relationships
Supervised By:
Clinic Manager

Physical Activity Requirements
Constant = 67-100% of workday

Frequent = 34-66% of workday
Repetitive motion

Occasional = 33% or less of workday

Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.
Standing: Maintaining an upright position.
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
Fingering: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word—those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.
Repetitive motions: Substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Balancing: Maintaining equilibrium to prevent falling when assisting patients with activity.
Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist
Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest or kneel.
Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine
Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of the fingertips and palms.
Climbing: Stairs, stools, ramps
Handling: Working primarily with the whole hand while scouring, dusting, obtaining supplies and handling equipment.
Physical Demand Requirements
Medium: Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently
Visual Acuity
Work requires close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.
Ability to include inspection during patient assessment.
Ability to accurately read measurements on patient related equipment—some examples include: thermometers, mechanical gauges, glucometers, IV pumps, and computer monitor displays.
Ability to read management reports or other pertinent printed material.
Work requires analyzing data and figures, use of computer terminal and extensive reading.
Worker must be able to visually assess patients' safety needs.
Normal visual acuity required to maintain accuracy and neatness of work.
Preparing and reading written documentation, use of computer.
Peripheral vision.
Intellectual/Emotional Requirements
Adaptability to performing under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.
Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
Ability 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 hospital work environment.
Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.
Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to interact with the patient population of: infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.
Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, or unusual situations.
Ability to influence people in their opinions, attitudes or judgments about ideas or things.
Ability to make generalizations, evaluations or decisions based on measurable or verifiable criteria; i.e., patient assessment and/or equipment performance.
Adaptability to performing repetitive work or to performing continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.
Adaptability to dealing with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.
Able to communicate with people regarding giving and receiving of instructions.
Adaptability to changing priorities.
Adaptability to fluctuate between priorities on a daily basis, i.e. answering the phone, pulling charts, filing charts, copying charts and helping answer questions for ancillary staff

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