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UnityPoint Health Clinical Assistant II-Blank Orthopaedic Clinic in Des Moines, Iowa

Performs a variety of clinical duties; responsible for assisting the physician with direct and indirect patient care for kids 0-18 years of age in a pediatric orthopedic clinic. Prepares the patient for examination, treatment, diagnostic and laboratory duties, patient education and minor surgical procedures. Perform other tasks as required, both administrative and clinical. Unique clinical tasks for this role may include casting and cast removal.

Answers questions and provides teaching as appropriate to scope and licensure or as directed by provider to patients and family members regarding health maintenance and medical illnesses. Documents appropriate information in the patient’s electronic health record. Completes patient forms and requests medical records/correspondence to be scanned into the electronic health record. Schedules referrals for patients with specialist or outpatient as requested by the provider. Completes appropriate forms or requisitions needed for referrals or lab testing. Assists provider with patient examination, procedures and emergencies. Provides and document advice for home care of illness/condition conducting follow up phone calls regarding patient’s health and progress as directed by provider. Performs diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures. Prepares and assists provider with patient examination, specimen collection, minor surgical procedures and treatment of the patients, including administration of medication under direct supervision of the provider as appropriate to scope and licensure. Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately. Thoroughly understands testing (lab and procedures) values and relationship to patient status with accountability to take next steps as directed, and as appropriate to scope and licensure. Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations. Demonstrates the ability to meet the department work schedule. • Understand inpatient and outpatient specialty procedures. Responsible for compliance with precertification requirements. Seeks direction from provider regarding illness related calls. Maintain inventory for clinical supplies. Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research. Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines. Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance. Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position. Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, JCAHO, DNV, OSHA, CMS and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare. Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the designated time frame. Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance. This position may be assigned a specific mission to address in an emergency situation to assist in disaster response and recovery as part of the UPHDM Hospital Emergency Incident Command System. Situations of a critical nature may require an individual to perform multiple tasks until additional support can be obtained. Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed expectations.

Graduate of an accredited LPN nursing program or a nationally accredited Medical Assistant program. Previous clinical experience in ambulatory clinic preferred. A state of Iowa nursing license, nationally accepted medical assistant certification required. Licenses & Certifications must be maintained. Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within three (3) months from date of hire. Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. Multicultural sensitivity. Microsoft Office – basic computer skills. Customer/patient focused. Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions. Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position

Requisition ID: 2021-94765

Street: 1215 Pleasant St

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Posting Minimum: USD $17.42/Hr.

Name: Blank Pediatric Ortho- Meth-PB

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.6

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Wednesday and Thursday 9a-5:30p, Friday 8a-4:30p, 24 hours/week

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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