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Facility: Worthington Clinic
Location: Worthington, MN
Address: 1680 Diagonal Rd, Worthington, MN 56187, USA
Job Schedule: Part time
Weekly Hours: 24.00
This is a flexible part time position with only the occasional weekend shift.
The Medical Assistant (MA) functions within the administration pre-defined scope of practice guidelines per state location of
practice. The MA in the ambulatory care setting collects subjective and objective health status data from the patient or caregiver and communicates this data to the health care provider. Participates in the care of patients by providing contributing data to licensed health care professionals; and following through on the patient's plan of care under the direction of the provider.
Communicates the provider's written instructions for care to the patient, or caregiver, by transmission of specifically defined information. Will participate in care for patients, across the lifespan, in all phases of preventative care, health maintenance, treatment, and follow-up as patients move in and out of care settings. Performs a variety of duties under the direct supervision of a person licensed to practice medicine. A sampling of the specialized clinical duties performed includes, but is not limited to, obtaining vital signs, preparing patients for examinations, observing and reporting patient's signs or symptoms,
and performing point of care testing.
Ensures the health, comfort and safety of patients. Documents a thorough medical history from patient. Contributes to the assessment of patients and administers medications or treatments as ordered. Provides technical support to healthcare professionals as needed. Counseling patients and family members, under the direction of a registered nurse, on prevention and treatment plans. The LPN demonstrates competency and practices within the full scope of nursing expertise/knowledge and utilizes appropriate age and population specific standards as designated in their assigned clinical setting.
High school diploma; some college preferred.
Successful completion of Medical Assistant course.
Must maintain national Medical Assistant certification
Knowledge of the processes, methods, and skills of patient registration; ability to apply these theories to obtain, collate and maintain necessary patient information, ensuring the accuracy and punctuality.
Systemically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice and actively participates in quality improvement activities. Documents in a responsible, accountable and ethical manner to promote safe, reliable patient centered care.
Uses results of quality improvement activities to initiate change and promote safe and reliable care. Implements creativity and innovation to improve care delivery and enhance patient and workplace safety. Provides for safe patient transitions and hand offs through effective communication with patient, family and RN/or other care provider – including the patient and family in communications related to their cares. Provides for a patient safety through the use of two patient identifier, safe medication administration practices, hand washing, as examples.
Graduate from an accredited practical nursing program as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
If position requires IV therapy/management skills, the following is required in North Dakota: graduation from a Board approved AASPN program where IV therapy is part of the curriculum or completion of an IV Therapy course approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.
Currently holds an unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license with State Nursing board and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications.
Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://sanfordhealth.jobs/benefits .
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Job Function: Nursing
Req Number: R-31667