Medical Assistant or LPN – Family Medicine


Job ID: R55379

Shift: 1st

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Location: 1242 W Fond du Lac St, Ripon, WI 54971

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Hours Per Week: 36

Major Responsibilities:

  • Performs all the functions of a Medical Assistant I such as preparing and rooming the patient, performing laboratory procedures, assisting the physician/advance practice provider (APP) with procedures and surgeries, and administering routine medications, under physician/APP orders.
  • Trained and competent as a preceptor for annual competency, new caregiver orientation, or MA students.
  • Provides general patient instructions on the performance of routine tasks or skills. Follows through with necessary procedure or test requests, pre-approved care algorithms, new appointment times and referrals to other facilities or services. Refers questions to registered nurses and physicians/providers per scope of practice guidelines and relays information back to patient as directed.
  • Communicates with physicians and other members of the health care team to ensure smooth clinic flow and makes adjustments as necessary. Effectively communicates accurate and timely information with the patient.
  • Performs basic and advanced clinical support tasks or skills based on the specialty and appropriate advanced skills and competencies such as but not limited to removal of sutures and staples, straight catheterization, audiograms, laboratory procedures (throat/nose culture, drug screen), phlebotomy – butterfly, venous heel stick, EKG, spirometry, Holter monitor application, etc., under clinical supervision.
  • Identifies, designs, and assists in implementing process changes to improve the department, quality and safety of the patient experience.
  • Serves as a resource person, role model and source of expertise for other caregivers regarding complex issues. Participates in development and implementation of training programs/materials.
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department’s policies and procedures. Age-specific information is developed further in the departmental job standards.

Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification Required:

  • Medical Assistant (CMA) certification issued by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), or
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification issued by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), or
  • Medical Assistant (RMA) certification issued by the American Medical Technologists (AMT), or
  • Medical Assistant (NCMA) certification issued by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), and
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.

Education Required:

  • Completion of an accredited or approved program in Medical Assistant.

Experience Required:

  • Typically requires 2 years of experience in a clinical practice setting as a Medical Assistant.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Ability to perform routine and complex technical skills, within the Medical Assistant scope of practice after demonstrated competency.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to develop rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, staff and physicians.
  • Proficient computer skills including keyboarding, navigation within a windows operating system, and use of electronic mail with exposure to electronic medical records systems.
  • Demonstrates customer service skills that support a positive patient experience.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Must sit, stand, walk, lift, squat, bend, twist, crawl, kneel, climb, and reach above shoulders throughout the workday.
  • Must be able to:
  • lift up to 50 lbs from floor to waist.
  • lift up to 20 lbs over the head.
  • carry up to 40 lbs a reasonable distance.
  • push/pull with 30 lbs of force.
  • perform a sliding transfer of 150 lbs with a second person present.
  • Must have functional speech, vision, hearing, and touch with ability to use fine-hand manipulation skills.
  • Will be exposed to the following hazards on a frequent basis: mechanical, electrical, chemical, blood and body fluids. Will be required to wear protective clothing and equipment as needed.
  • Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

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