Providence St. Joseph Health

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Providence Medical Assistant II in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Medical Assistant II ( Full time, Variable shift) to Providence Saint Johns Medical Foundation in Santa Monica, CA.

We are seeking a Medical Assistant II r esponsible for providing direct care to patients under the direction of the physician and/or licensed nurse.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Perform job functions timely, efficiently and will effectively utilize knowledge of medical assistant training and skills

  • Deliver upon the service expectations of both our patients and fellow staff members by listening to their needs; engaging in positive interactions; and following through on promises made in a thoughtful, efficient, timely and courteous manner so that their total outcome is better than expected

  • Respect the dignity, confidentiality and privacy of patients

  • Work in a safe manner, adhering to general safety precautions and standards Report any unsafe conditions to their supervisor and/or the safety hotline

  • Perform back office skills -- vital signs, BP, weight, history taking, IM/Sub Q injections, minor procedures, sterile case set-up, assist with minor surgeries, autoclaving, EKG, treadmill, PFTs, pulse oximetry, Accu check, surgery scheduling, make and verify appointments, call back authorized pharmacy refill prescriptions, ICD-9, CPT coding

  • Administer routine immunizations, injections and skin tests following verification of dosages and with appropriate documentation

  • Perform blood pressure checks and informs practitioner of results

  • Assist with emergencies as needed

  • Provide accurate, complete, legible and timely documentation of all procedures performed in the medical record

  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of procedures included in the Medical Assistant scope of practice

  • Communicate all test results, patient concerns and changes in the patient’s condition to the physician or registered nurse.

  • Follow correct procedures for handling and disposing of biohazardous infectious waste

  • Perform daily and weekly environmental cleaning and equipment quality control and maintenance

  • Check for outdated medication on a monthly basis

  • Complie with all applicable infection control and safety procedures

  • Demonstrate awareness of current state, federal and local laws

  • Use appropriate reporting mechanisms as required by state laws

  • Provide open and timely communication with patients, families and their significant others

  • Provide sufficient information to allow patients and their significant others to participate in the patient's care

  • Provide educational resources to the patient/family as appropriate as instructed by the physician or registered nurse

  • Demonstrate commitment to education and sharing of knowledge

  • Assist in the orientation of new personnel to the office

  • Obtain ongoing education consistent with level and area of practice

  • Maintain current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers and other appropriate certifications

  • May be asked to serve as a preceptor to others. This will include but not be limited to Completion of an 8-hour preceptor class, Orient and train new personnel or assist in re-orienting / re-training existing personnel

  • Review appropriate checklist and monitor completion of specific areas

  • Help the orientee seek learning opportunities with a review of pertinent Policy and Procedure, observation skills, and checklist completion

  • Provide feedback to supervisor on areas completed and areas needing additional training


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of school for medical assistants and certificate or Diploma/certificate from the military in Medical Specialist Course

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers

  • Two (2) years health care experience

  • Knowledge of UR/QA requirements

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Health & Services is further developing its physician integration strategy. As part of this growth, Providence Saint John’s Medical Foundation came into flourishing. Saint John’s Medical Foundation is an integrated, not-for-profit network of medical clinics and affiliated services, servicing the greater Santa Monica and Los Angeles area. The Foundation is expected to continue to grow in the next several years, bringing with it facilities, staff and physician growth to support that objective.

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Our Mission

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.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Medical Assistant

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 257651