Clinical Assistant Job Openings In Iowa At UnityPoint Health Clinic
Clinical Assistant Job Opportunity in Iowa with UnityPoint Clinic

Clinical Assistant

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Assist provider and other clinical staff with obtaining basic vital information preparing patient for examination, treatment and minor surgical procedures.

  • Demonstrates competence in the clinical skills necessary to carry out assigned job duties.

  • Responsible for tracking system for follow-up appointments related to office visits, laboratory tests and procedures to regularly follow patients monitoring disease status.

  • Schedule referrals for patients with specialist or outpatient as requested by the provider. Complete appropriate forms or requisitions needed for referrals or lab testing, including appropriate CPT/ICD-9 coding. 

  • Answer questions and provide teaching to patients and family members. 

  • Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient's electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes. 

  • Provide information to appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. health department).

  • Be aware of what is happening in clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization's intranet site.

  • Meet the department work schedule.

  • Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.

  • Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.

  • Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information. 

  • Behave in a manner consistent with all Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.

  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.

  • Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations. 

  • Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other's views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests. 

  • Perform other duties as requested by Clinic Administrator to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office.

Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work as a team member.

  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Able to write, read, comprehend and speak fluent English. 

  • Strong computer skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Qualifications:

  • Previous clinical experience in a medical office preferred.

  • Computer data entry experience.

  • BLS and Mandatory Reporter certification

  • Current CME certification for Certified Medical Assistant and AAMA certification.

  • Meets educational/competency requirements per policy.

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited program for Medical Assistants. 

Commitment to Values:

The following behavior is expected from those employed by this organization:

Patients First

  • Focus decision making on what's best for our patients

  • Provide high-quality, compassionate care

  • Communicate effectively with patients, families and other providers

  • Improve patient experience and outcomes through care coordination

Integrity

  • Be accountable to our patients and each other

  • Rise above self-interest for the greater good

  • Embrace public transparency of quality and safety metrics

  • Earn our patients' trust and deliver on commitments

Pursuit of Excellence

  • Lead healthcare transformation, embracing innovation

  • Exceed patient expectations in quality and service

  • Embrace best practices and evidence-based care

  • Value providers and staff by providing a great work environment

Partnership

  • Share common goals and work together across the system, while acknowledging and adapting to regional needs

  • Embrace diversity, respect differences and value individuals across all disciplines

  • Be professional and take a positive approach to problem solving

  • Recruit and retain partners and staff who share our values and vision

Community Stewardship

  • Be strong, transformative community partners

  • Identify and respond to community health needs

  • Promote wellness and prevention

  • Teach and develop healthcare providers to improve the workforce

Why Work for UnityPoint Clinic?

  • UnityPoint Health is the 15th largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S.

  • We have more than 280 clinics throughout Iowa and Illinois to provide the best opportunities for our certified medical assistants.

  • We are a "Patient Centered" organization. Our patients are our highest priority.

  • We are dedicated to building an extraordinary medical team to provide the best services for our patients.

  • UnityPoint Clinic offers innovative health care services to serve the 4 million patients per year who seek our services.