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Medical Assistant / LPN Sign on bonus available

Allina Health
Plymouth, MN 55447

Requisition #

56860BR

Physical Location

Plymouth, Minnesota

Posted Date

06-Aug-2019

Schedule Type

Full-Time

Dept. Name

AHC Plymouth

Hours Per Week

40

Contract

Noncontract

Introduction

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Allina Health clinics are committed to providing a work environment where passionate people have the knowledge, tools, opportunity and freedom to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We want you to be part of our team where each employee contributes to our mission of exceptional primary and specialty care. Allina Health clinics provide primary care, specialty care and urgent care services to people in 41 communities. More than 750 health care practitioners help patients identify health risks, manage chronic illness and find their path to better health.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 56860
  • Provide patient care support and assist providers as instructed by the physician, provider or RN.
  • Administer therapies including medications, calling in provider authorized prescriptions, scheduling follow up visits (and prior authorization) or other support unique to a specialty provider.
  • Process prior authorizations or refills which require additional information outside of refill protocol
  • Provide patient care pre/post encounter or procedure, preventative or other health information per provider or RN.
  • Collaborate with Provider and team on improving and managing quality goals.
  • Demonstrate appropriate injection techniques including land marking, Sub Q, IM, Z track and Intradermal.
  • Room patients, manage patient flow and obtain adequate patient medical information/data.
  • Coordinate communication of medical information.
  • Confirm information with patient when necessary and document per practice.
  • Perform rooming and vitals according to Clinic Division standards..
  • Assist in the collection, labeling and processing specimens timely/accurately.
  • Keep patient informed of provider schedule and notify provider when patient is ready.
  • Follow through to resolve service problems promptly and professionally with the involvement of the appropriate clinic personnel.
  • Provide outbound calls to patients to follow up as directed which may include notifying patients of test results.
  • May be responsible for documenting the visit while in the exam room with the physician. As requested by physician.
  • Receive or initiate patient phone calls and follow practice or protocol while gathering pertinent data regarding the reason for call or patient request.
  • May confirm or reiterate patient symptom using patient's own words.
  • May arrange for appropriate appointment or forward to RN or provider for review/recommendation.
  • Provide standard community health information.
  • Document all encounters and patient interactions accurately and completely in EMR.
  • Return patient call with provider recommendation. If applicable, forward call to provider team member during absence.
  • Actively engage in Team Communication, huddles or other activities.
  • Participate in team discussion on ways to improve patient care, refine existing workflows or establishing new processes for improved patient care.
  • Schedule/cancel appointments for existing patients following standard practice.
  • May checkout and schedule follow up visits with provider or appropriate staff before patient leaves.
  • Clean, prepare, organize and re-stock exam rooms.
  • Clean and ensure the proper maintenance occurs for all exam rooms and sterilize instruments as trained.
  • Ensure that required teaching supplies are restocked and readily available.
  • Stock and supply exam rooms according to standards and patient needs.

Education

  • Graduate of an AAMA accredited Medical Assistant program and meets Allina Health requirements for education programs or
  • Graduate of an LPN program

Qualification/Skills

  • Current MN LPN licensure or
  • Current Medical Assistant certification through AAMA or registration through AMT or must obtain certification/registration within 12 months from date of hire (Non-Certified only through acquisition or grandfathered by special exception)
  • BLS certification within 30 days of hire
  • Prefer minimum of one year clinic Medical Assistant or LPN experience
  • Experience working with electronic medical records program strongly preferred

Ability to:

  • Utilize customer service skills in order to positively impact the experience of care for our patients, external customers and internal service partners.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication and excellent customer service skills.
  • Respond to various patient needs.
  • Communicate and work within a team environment effectively.
  • Perform vital signs, documentation, infection control, medication administration and emergency procedures (IE: CPR).
  • Maintain good organization, problem solving and judgment.
  • Follow all procedures and protocols for assigned work area.
  • Standing for long periods of time. Some bending, stooping, and stretching. Lifting patients to a maximum of 32 lbs. except in an emergency (i.e. patient falling). May lift items up to 50 lbs.
  • Keyboard & navigate within an electronic medical record work environment.
  • Staffs with clinical accountability that need to adapt/modify care or treatment based on the patient’s attributes in order to meet the patients and families care needs. Example: RN, Pharmacist, Respiratory Therapists.
  • Lifting 50 lbs maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects up to 25 lbs. In accordance with Allina Health’s Safe Patient Moving policy, lifting demands for patient moving tasks should not exceed 32 lbs. except in an emergency (i.e. patient falling).

Work Schedule

  • 40 hours/week between the clinic hours of 6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Hours will vary depending on clinic needs)
  • Benefit eligible
  • Non-contract

Location/Community Information

For years, lots of people have thought life is good in Plymouth - and now a lot more people are in on the secret. When Money magazine unveiled its annual 2008 -2009 Best Places to Live list, Plymouth was ranked number one among the top 100 cities. Plymouth has built a reputation as a quality community in which to live and work. Its lakes and rolling terrain provide the backdrop for a blend of well-planned residential, business and commercial-industrial areas. Citizens and community leaders have placed a high priority on establishing a first-rate park system, interconnecting trails and diverse recreation facilities. As the community has matured, the City has worked with citizens to permanently preserve natural open-spaces, nurture the arts and protect the environment. Plymouth is one of the fastest growing communities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Its strategic location, lakes, diverse housing stock and park system continue to attract new residents and businesses. Plymouth covers about 36 square miles.

Plymouth:

  • Located ten miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis
  • Population = 66,000

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


Closing

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.


Requisition #

56860BR
Nurse, Patient Care Suppt / Nrsg Asst

Categories

Posted: 2019-08-05 Expires: 2019-09-06

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