Ward Clerk / Certified Medical Assistant - Pulmonary (FT/80)

Sutter Health - Tracy, CA (30+ days ago)3.9

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF)is a non-profit, multi-specialty health care organization affiliated with Sutter Health. Based in Modesto, SGMF provides quality medical care, health education and research activities in a five-county area. SGMF's medical staff includes family practitioners, internists and pediatricians, as well as a range of specialist physicians. Services include imaging, nuclear medicine, a health library, health education programs, occupational medicine, diabetes education, nutrition counseling, infertility counseling, and weight management.

POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides clerical and patient scheduling support to the nursing staff and the physicians in the departments they work. This position works with the nursing staff and physicians to facilitate and expedite patient transfers to the hospital, including, managing all paperwork necessary for this process.

Secondarily, this position may be responsible for basic administrative, clerical and technical support services under the supervision of a licensed provider for the Sutter Gould Medical Foundation patients and their families. Assists the physician or other medical providers in implementing the medical care plan to include obtaining history and physical, accurate vital signs, medication administration, tests and procedures, phone calls, scheduling and obtaining authorizations.


High school diploma or GED.
Graduate of an approved Medical Assisting program with possession of a current certificate or registration as a Medical Assistant through any of the following organizations: California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants (CCBMA), American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), American Medical Technologists (AMT) or National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Current BLS for Healthcare Providers card is required.
Typing certificate 35 wpm, typing certificate is required at time of interview.
Customer service, communication organizational, and computer skills.
Demonstration of medical assisting skills such as would be obtained in externship portion of Medical Assisting program working in the back office of a licensed physician or podiatrist.
A knowledge of computer systems, their applications, and functionality is required for this position, as well as knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology.
Knowledge of what constitutes a Medical emergency requiring a physician or licensed nurse's attention.
Knowledge of scope of practice of a Medical Assistant.
Knowledge and understanding of medication administration.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Ability to learn and successfully utilize the electronic health record.
The ability to read, write , and verbally communicate in English and spell correctly is required.
Well developed phone and customer service skills.
Ability to deal effectively with challenging customer service interactions.
Ability to pay attention to detail perform work accurately.
Dosage calculation skills as proven by successful completion of medication test.
Competency in basic Medical Assisting skills such as medication administration, chart documentation, taking vital signs, preparing patients for exam, performing basic testing such as finger sticks, ECG's, etc.
Ability to efficiently operate office equipment, i.e. fax, photocopy machine, etc.
Organizational skills are important for this position.
The ability to manage multiple priorities and demands on time, while remaining calm.
Excellent customer service skills are required for this position.

Primary Location: California, Central Valley, Tracy
Organization: Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: None
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80