Medical Assistant (MA), Astoria, OR
Medical Assistant (MA) - Sign-On Bonus!
Columbia Memorial Hospital (Astoria, OR) · Orthopedic Clinic - Astoria, OR
Nursing & Nursing Support - Full Time, Days
Posted 05/03/2019 - Req # 2018378
This position is responsible for general Medical Assistant duties in dealing with patients in the specialty clinics. Is responsible to maintain supplies, and provide direct patient care on the patients under the supervision of office manager and/or physician. In addition, this position supports the Customer Service Representative with clerical duties such as scheduling and filing. May have supportive responsibility in answering the telephone appropriately and routing calls correctly, and assembling patient charts. Must be flexible as needs arise and possess willingness to acquire new or perform different skills while adapting to a changing environment.
Knowledge of /Skill/Ability to: Oral and written and interpersonal communication skills. Organizational and problem-solving skills. Must be able to handle multiple tasks and exercise independent judgment as needed. Must be able to handle fast-paced, stressful environment while juggling multiple priorities.
License/Certification: Graduate of Certified Medical Assistant program required. Certified Medical Assistant preferred. Current BLS certification or the ability to obtain within six months required.
Education and/or Experience: Previous Medical Assistant experience preferred. Bilingual preferred. Must possess appropriate knowledge for performing patient care. Computer experience preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment Conditions / ADA Compliance
May be exposed to infection when cleaning contaminated rooms.Work is in a fast-paced, changing environment. Normal or corrected vision and hearing required. Must speak, read, write and understand English. Dexterity required to operate equipment. Must have knowledge of medical terminology and possess verbal and clerical skills. Works inside. Walking and standing much of time while on duty. Occasional long shift necessary. Occasional lifting and transferring patients unassisted. Lifts or carries up to 50 pounds. Fast paced environment.
This position is eligible for the Hard to Fill Employee Referral Program.
Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is located in the beautiful and historic town of Astoria, Oregon, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. At CMH, we are committed to providing person-centered care to our patients and Caregivers. We are a full-service, 25-bed, critical access, not-for-profit, Level IV trauma, Planetree Certified, hospital which includes a robust Medical Group.
As a Planetree Hospital, CMH has developed dynamic and focused efforts to involve the perspective of patients, family members and staff to increase person-centered care throughout our organization. We value compassionate, courteous and respectful interactions, patient and family involvement in care planning to include the patient’s goals and preferences, healing design of spaces, community health and a strategic plan that emphasizes person-centered care for the patient and caregiver alike.
Astoria and the Pacific Northwest has something for everyone to enjoy including living history, outdoor adventures, culinary experiences, beautiful scenery and so much more. To learn more about CMH and our amazing location, please visit: