Providence Health & Services Medical Assistant I - Family Practice in Walla Walla, Washington
Providence is calling a Medical Assistant (MA) I (Family Practice, Days, 0.5 FTE) to Providence Medical Group Southeast Washington in Walla Walla, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
In this position you will:
Greet and prepare patients for the practitioner. Obtain and record vital signs and other appropriate information, such as height, weight, presenting problem, and other medical information.
Ensure confirmation of patient identity with each patient encounter.
Document all interactions in patient's medical record.
Under the delegation of a licensed practitioner and as appropriate per role and certification, obtain specimens, perform required testing, administer medications via oral, topical, otic, ophthalmalogic or inhaled routes; administer vaccines including combination or multi-dose vaccines.
Under the delegation of a licensed practitioner, assist or perform point of care tests and clinical procedures as appropriate to scope of role and certification.
Reinforce patient education, materials, and lab results (normal); return phone messages; all as directed by the licensed practitioner.
Follow correct procedures for handling and disposing of biohazardous, infectious, and pharmaceutical waste.
Required qualifications for this position include:
H.S. Diploma or GED or graduate of accredited school for medical assistants or alternate training program
AWA State MA-I, MA-R, or MA-C required upon hire to work in state of WA. If in Active Interim Certification Status, applicant must pass one of the following exams within 120 days of hire: AAMA, AMCA, AMT, NHA, NCCT or NAHP (WA State Only).
Upon hire: Current BLS - Must be AHA accredited
Upon hire & maintained: WA State MA-C to work in state of WA
For an MA-R Applicant: An applicant for registration as a medical assistant-registered who applies to the department within seven days of employment by the endorsing health care practitioner, clinic, or group practice may work as a medical assistant-registered for up sixty days while the applicant is processed. The applicant must stop working on the sixtieth day of employment, if the registration has not been granted for any reason.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
6 months prior experience providing a high level of customer service in a fast paced environment
6 months previous experience in a healthcare setting working with an Electronic Health record (EHR)
About the ministry you will serve.
Providence Medical Group is the largest medical group in Walla Walla, serving greater Walla Walla in southeast Washington state. Our internists, family practitioners, specialists and staff strive to create a distinctive health care experience for each patient – one focused on trust, respect, communication and teamwork.
For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Medical Assistant
Location: Washington-Walla Walla
Req ID: 266382