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Medical Assistant/LPN - Pulmonary Job

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
Type Full time Posted 8/13/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 1/28/2015
WA - Washington (All) - Bellingham Referral - n/a -    

Medical Assistant/LPN - Pulmonary Job

Date:Dec 30, 2014

Location:Bellingham, WA, US


Req ID:46467

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:Pulmonary (4540)


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.


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 assessment 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 one year experience in a medical office preferred.


Current National certification for Medical Office Assistant or Medical Assistant, or must receive certification within 12 months from the hire date. 
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.


WA State:

State of Washington Medical Assistant –certified licensure required
State of Washington Medical Assistant – Interim Certified credential accepted. Caregiver must obtain Medical Assistant- Certified (Non-Interim) credential within 12 months of date of issuance of interim credential by the State of Washington


Under the supervision of an RN, the LPN provides direct nursing care, within the scope of their license, to patients as directed by the physicians and other healthcare providers.  Cooperative decision making is expected in the execution of duties.


Implement and evaluate patient care under the supervision of an RN.  Participates in the development of a patient-specific care plan.

Provide direct patient care including administering of medications and treatments as prescribed.

Document patient care in health record according to department standards.

Delegates, prioritizes, requests and accepts guidance and assistance from others to assure delivery of care in a safe and timely manner.

Ensures own professional effectiveness through continued education and professional development.

Assists in the transporting of patients, specimens, supplies and equipment and in the maintenance and stocking of supplies and equipment to assure optimal functioning of the department.

May triage patient phone calls, counsel patients, providing patient education, taking patient histories, administering prescribed medications, changing dressings, cleaning wounds and monitoring patient vital signs.

Performs other duties as assigned.



Graduate of an accredited State Board of Nursing LPN program required.


A minimum of one year clinical experience as an LPN preferred. 
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs


Current licensure as an LPN in the state in which nurse will be practicing.
Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC may be required.

Other Skills:

Basic computer skills required including familiarity with MS Office applications
Must have cooperative working and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of patients, families and staff.
Must be well organized, detail oriented, flexible and able to function independently.
Proficient with IV’s.


Location:  Bellingham, WA 
Job Category:  CNA/LPN/MA
Shift:  Day
Shift Length:8 Hours
Work Type:  Full Time
Salary range starts at:$15.56
Required Certifications/Licensure:Basic Life Support; Certified Medical Assistant - Washington; National Certified Medical Assistant 

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: Bellingham, WA || CNA/LPN/MA || Full Time || SPECIALTY SVCS 

Nearest Major Market:Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market:Everett
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