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Medical Assistant-Xray Limited
Catholic Health Initiative
Des Moines IA
Job Type: Full Time
Posting Date: 4/2/2021
Overview. Common. Spirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services Common. Spirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U. S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources Common. Spirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community. Responsibilities
Prepare patients for radiologic procedures and protects patients, self and other staff from radiation hazards.
Take X-rays following established procedures for patient care and safety, which involves setting up and operating radiographic equipment used in the medical diagnosis and/or treatment of patients.
Position patients and take X-ray of specific parts of the patients' body as requested by the physician.
Process film and check X-ray for clarity of image; retake when necessary.
Distribute X-ray to appropriate medical staff.
Perform general patient care by following established standards and procedures.
Obtain and record vital signs including but not limited to, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, height, weight, drug allergies, and current medications and presenting problem.
May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.
Administer ordered medications and/or vaccines via oral, injection, topically, rectal, ophthalmic, and/or inhalant administration.
May perform routine tests including but not limited to EKG's.
Schedule outpatient tests and procedures at hospitals via telephone. Explain simple tests and preparation required to patient.
Communicate with patient regarding test results and plan of care by phone or mail as directed by physician.
Prepare, clean and sterilize instruments and maintain equipment; keep patient exam rooms stocked, clean and orderly; dispose of contaminated items according to protocol.
Document patient plan(s) of care, tests and examination results in the medical record as directed by the provider.
Escalate non-routine issues, questions and/or concerns to the practice manager or healthcare provider(s).
Ensure safety checklists/quality controls are completed as required.
Provide for patient safety and protection of patient privacy rights.
Perform other duties as assigned by practice manager, MA Lead or as requested by healthcare provider(s). Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Current/valid Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification required or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) required if applicable.
Successfully completed Medication Aide 40-hour course or current/valid Medication Aide certification by state agency required if applicable.
Non-Certified Radiologic Technician (NCT) license issued by state agency or passing the Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography exam issued by ARRT in one of the following modalities required:
Head, Chest, Core, Spine or Extremities
Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) required.
2 years Medical Assistant experience required.
1 - 3 years X-ray experience preferred.
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