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Medical Assistant Lead - Pediatrics Job

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at University District
Type Full time Posted 6/27/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 8/29/2014
OR - Oregon (All) - Eugene Referral - n/a -    

Medical Assistant Lead - Pediatrics Job

Date:Aug 22, 2014

Location:Eugene, OR, US


Req ID:41488

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and nine medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.

Department:Pediatrics Main (4200)


Responsible for coordinating the day-to-day functions for assigned area.  Assists with ensuring that departmental goals are achieved, timelines met and service excellence provided in all aspects of work.  Subject matter expert.

In collaboration with the healthcare team, assists physicians/providers in the delivery of patient care working within the scope of practice for a Medical Assistant.


Assigns work; plans and manages priorities; provides technical assistance; oversees staff schedules; monitors quality of work; monitors team projects; mentors staff; provides constructive feedback to supervisor/manager on issues impacting clinic performance and caregiver effectiveness; oversees staff training; ensures quality improvement and participate in process improvement initiatives as requested; supports strategic initiatives as requested; provides leadership feedback on staff performance; and assists with goal setting for team.

Prepares patients for examination and treatment.  Takes and records patient history and vital signs.

Prepares exam and treatment rooms; select, setup and maintain medical supplies and equipment for all examinations and procedures.

Gives injections, applies splints and dressings, and facilitates simple wound management under provider orders.

Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization.

May transport specimens.

May assist in scheduling patients for tests, initial and follow up appointments.

May maintain patient files, records, and other information including entry of data into electronic medical record.

May provide phone screening of patient to appropriate clinical staff and/or physician.

Collaborates with a variety of personnel and departments to ensure smooth clinic operations.

Performs other duties as assigned.



High school diploma or equivalent required. 
Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant or Medical Office Assistant program is required. An approved educational program/course of study that allows caregiver to sit for the MOA certification exam will be considered (e.g. Associate’s degree in Allied Health).


Minimum of two years’ experience as a Medical Assistant, Medical Office Assistant or performing like type work is required. 
Experience in leading and training preferred.


Current certification for Medical Office Assistant or Medical Assistant required.
Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

Other Skills:

Familiarity with desktop computing tools, multi-line phone systems and insurance billing preferred.  Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.
Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality
Ability to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members
Proficiency in the use of computer and office equipment
Ability to efficiently manage time and prioritize multiple tasks
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Understand the principles of asepsis.

Location:  Eugene, OR 
Job Category:  CNA/LPN/MA
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length:Variable
Work Type:  Full Time
Salary range starts at:$15.79
Required Certifications/Licensure:Basic Life Support; Certified Medical Office Assistant - Oregon 

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Eugene, OR || CNA/LPN/MA || Full Time || PEDIATRICS SVCS 

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