Medical Assistant

Centura Health

Denver , CO  

2018-04-19 2018-05-19
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Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,000 of the most talented hearts and minds in medicine, leadership and business.

Through Centura Health’s 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician clinics, Flight for Life® Colorado, home care and hospice services, we offer a diverse range of work settings in a Colorado or western Kansas community you will love to call home.

Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in behavioral health, cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at:

*_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 125781_*

*_Recruiter Contact:_* Donnelly, Amy S

*_Clinic/Department:_** 1285 CJR - CORP CENTER *


*_Schedule:_* Full Time


*_Position Summary_*

Assumes a supportive role and has responsibility and accountability for facilitating, communicating, and collaborating with both the healthcare team, and the patient/family to identify and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient. Promotes the optimal health, wellbeing and safety of the patient in accordance with patient care standards, guidelines and the delegation of medical services as defined by State Medical Practice Act. May perform a variety of clinical tasks as directed by an authorized health care provider in accordance with the Centura Health Physician Group Scope of Practice. May assist with front office duties and scheduling of tests and/or patient appointments. Responsible for accurate chart documentation and medical record maintenance. Attends / conducts in-service presentations and seminars to facilitate personal and professional growth. Demonstrates personal accountability for relationship-based care, organizational mission, and core values.

*_Minimum Education Requirements_*

High School Degree or Equivalent

Certified Medical Assistant, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant or Registered Medical Assistant is strongly preferred

Diploma from an accredited medical assistant’s program and externship completed is preferred

*_Minimum Experience Requirements_*

One year experience or EMT experiencepreferred

Clinical skills and knowledge base specific to specialty


Current Certification as a Medical Assistant, is strongly preferred

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers preferred

EMTs welcome to apply!

*_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_*

* Assess patient’s physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs through observation, interview, review of medical records & clinical data. Evaluates patient’s response and reports to responsible provider to ensure optimal patient outcome.*

* Contributes to the development and implementation of patient plan of care and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team; determine presence/absence of barriers to active participation in the individualized care plan and ability to self-manage their health conditions, with the purpose of planning patient care and care coordination.*

* Demonstrate competency in a variety of therapeutic and diagnostic interventions including but not limited to vital signs, minor treatments/procedures, prevention services, pre-visit planning and post visit follow up, medication refills per protocol for existing treatment plans and ensures patient flow through the clinic is efficient. Actively uses and incorporates the use of patient registry into practice to determine ongoing healthcare needs. *

* Promote, advocate and collaborate to protect the health and safety and rights of each patient.*

* Provide patient/family education through assessment of patient/family, health literacy, barriers to learning readiness, needs, and ability. Provide teaching and evaluate effectiveness of teaching; patient engagement. *

* Encourage patient engagement in the healthcare partnership through the use of motivational interviewing, evidence based self-management support protocols, tools, and teach-back methodology.*

* Aid in the coordination of the patient’ plan of care to ensure patient flow through the clinic is efficient.*

* Recognize the patient or designee as a full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for the patient’s preferences, values, and needs.*

* Provide relationship-based care in which the medical assistant strives to understand what is most important to the individual and actively engage them in all aspects of care. This care will be delivered with respect for cultural differences and the diversity of human experience.*

* Contributes to continuous process improvement by taking an active role in patient experience and

* satisfaction.*

* Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective

* patient care.*

* Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical/legal/professionalism in alignment with the system Standards of Behavior.*

* Manages resources and patient flow by identifying community resources to support wellness with individualized patient’s needs. *

* Uses standards of care, policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide practice.*

* Teamwork and Collaboration: Function effectively within inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.

* Participate in the activities of an interdisciplinary care team that takes collective responsibility for proactively supporting patient’s unity of body, mind and spirit. *

* Precepts and mentors new staff or medical assistant students as needed.*

* Takes the lead to ensure adequate levels of supplies are available for clinic operations to continue un-interrupted service and the environment is safe and clean. *

* Seeks out learning opportunities and continuing education to advance skill set*

* Seeks experiences that reflect current practice in order to maintain skills and competence in clinical practice or role performance.*

* Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and lifelong learning.*

* Evaluates one’s own integrity and clinical practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations. Takes action to achieve goals identified during the evaluation process.*

* Demonstrates a commitment to the organization through ongoing participation at clinic based meetings.*

* Verbalizes an understanding of the value of measurement and the importance of continuous quality improvement data. Use quality measures to improve performance and accountability for patient outcomes, patient experiences and safe delivery of care. *

* Participate in clinic-based Quality improvement, evidence-based practice and research activities.*

* Knowledgeable of practice protocols developed from evidence based guidelines.*

* Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting.*

* Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records including importing and communication of scanned documents*

* Document ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes in accurate, timely manner.*

* Use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.*

*_Physical Requirements_*

☑ Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or

up to 10 lbs. constantly


*Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014:* Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does _not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014_. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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