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UnityPoint Health CMA/LPN-Center for Liver Disease-Methodist in Des Moines, Iowa

Responsible for assisting the physician and nursing personnel with direct patient care, scheduling tests, enter orders, document lab results, schedule procedures, refill medications, patient calls, referrals, injections, scanning records, faxing, assist with authorizations, patient education, assist with outreach clinics and preparing for clinic. Perform other tasks as assigned and required, both administrative and clinical.

Clinic Duties

  • Answers questions and provides teaching to patients and family members.

  • Documents appropriate information in the patient’s chart. Complete patient forms and file medical records/correspondence.

  • Schedule referrals for patients with specialists or outpatient services as requested by the provider. Complete appropriate forms or requisitions needed for referrals or lab testing, including appropriate CPT/ICD10 coding.

  • Travel to outreach clinics with providers as assigned.

  • Assist in telemedicine clinics in office as assigned.

  • Assist provider with patient examination, procedures and emergencies.

  • Order diagnostic tests and laboratory/ Endoscopic procedures. Monitor results and document in Epic.

  • Assist with patient prescription refills as requested.

  • Prepare and assist provider during clinic with patient examination, specimen collection, minor surgical procedures and treatment of the patients, including administration of medication under direct supervision of the provider.

70 %

Other Functions-performed on an as needed basis

  • Maintain inventory for clinical supplies.

  • Instruct patients with special instructions given by the provider. Provide patient education as directed.

  • Perform functions other than described due to extenuating circumstances.


Minimum Requirements


Graduate of a medical assistant program.

CMA or LPN equivalent


Previous clinical Experience preferred/desirable.


Current Iowa licensure in good standing to practice as a medical assistant, certification by AAMA.

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.

Requisition ID: 2021-87308

Street: 1215 Pleasant St

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Center for Liver Disease- Meth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: M-F 8:00 - 4:30

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