Certified Medical Assistant (CMA / CCMA) – Strawberry Wilderness Clinic | Full-Time

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Why Blue Mountain Hospital District & Grant County?

The Blue Mountain Hospital District (BMHD) is located in Grant County, Oregon, at the heart of the John Day River, in beautiful, rural, Eastern Oregon.  Our District is comprised of a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Family & Rural Medicine Clinic, Home Health and Hospice, Emergency Medical Services, an Intermediate Care Center and all of the supporting ancillary departments necessary to care for the health and wellness of our community.

Our District spans from John Day to Prairie City, nestled in a valley surrounded by the Blue Mountains.  The Strawberry Mountain Range and John Day River Valley offers a variety of outdoor activities, from abundant hiking/mountain biking/horse riding trails, to high and low lakes and ponds.  Our area is known to be a “go to” place not just for recreation, but also for big game hunting and fishing!

Join our family-like team and settle into a lifestyle that is hard to beat!

For more information on our area, visit our Grant County Chamber of Commerce page at: https://www.gcoregonlive.com/

Job Summary:

Medical Assistant provides patient care in the office setting. Provides care that meets the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and/or physician. Maintains regulatory requirements, nursing and office policies, procedures and standards. Communicates with physicians and team members about patient’s clinical condition, including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Demonstrate ability to learn and maintain appropriate technical skills to effectively support the electronic record system.
Multi-tasking, self-motivation, organization skills, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment are required. Embraces and practices A.I.D.E.T. skills/Customer Services at consistently. Participates in the department’s continuous quality improvement (CQI) practices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Promotes the mission, vision and values of BMHD.
Provide direct patient care under the supervision of an RN/LPN/LVN and/or physician, evaluates outcomes, consults with other health team members as required.
Ability to assist nursing and medical staff with routine examinations and patient treatments which may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, geriatric patients and the general patient population.
Perform all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health errors.
Meets current documentation standards and policies.
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Completes annual education requirements.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner in the community.
Any additional duties pertaining to the daily operations of the SWCC as assigned by the Clinic Director.

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

Establish & maintain solid working relationships with communication, cooperation, and positive interactive with all employees, staff, patients and physicians.

CMA Requirements:

  • If you’re a certified medical assistant, your credential isgranted by the American Association of Medical Assistants. The AAMArequires you to recertify every 60 months to keep your certification. Your initial certification period is 60 months from the date your initial credential is 
  • Certified Medical Assistant(CMA)-every 5 years

 The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) awards the Certified Medical Assistant credential. You must renew the CMA credential every 5 years. The AAMA Certification/Recertification Examination is offered year-round. 

  • By exam: Pass the CMA(AAMA) Certification
  • By continuing education: As long as your credential has not been expired for more than 60 months, you may recertify by continuing education. You must acquire 60 recertification points, 30 of which must be AAMA approved continuing educationunits (CEUs).  
  • NHA’s certificationexams are accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The NCCA is a nationally recognized third party agency that accredits certificationprograms which are able to meet and comply with its standards. 

Education and Certification Requirements:

Required: High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Required: Certified Medical Assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), Medical Terminology Courses or Venipuncture classes

Required: Successful completion of Medical Assistant Program, Basic Life Support (BLS) certified by American Health Association (AHA) – Must maintain current BLS certification and recertify prior to expiration date.

For more information, contact:

Holly Thompson, Human Resources Generalist
hthompson@bluemountainhospital.org  |  (541) 575-3820