SMG- East Lansing - MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Company: Sparrow Health System
Posted on: January 15, 2022
GREAT OPPORTUNITY! Join Sparrow Health System and improve the
health of the people in our communities by providing quality,
compassionate care to everyone, every time. We are currently
seeking experienced, caring and compassionate Medical Assistants to
support our offices.
Responsible for the efficient and effective processing of patients
through the clerical and clinical areas of the practice/clinic.
Under the general direction of the physician or advanced practice
provider, provides high quality, compassionate patient
care.Positions Location: East Lansing, MIEssential Duties:This job
description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties
assigned on a regular basis. Caregivers may be asked to perform
additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the
right to alter or modify the duties of the position.
- Prepares patient for examination. Obtains vital signs and chief
complaint. Appropriately documents information obtained.
- Performs laboratory and diagnostic testing.
- Answers, screens and triages telephone calls. Takes accurate
messages and distributes to the appropriate personnel within the
guidelines of the practice.
- Schedules tests and referral appointments for patients.
- Administers oral and injectable medication. Phones
prescriptions to pharmacies.
- Engages and helps promote patient/family teaching as
appropriate; and provides an educational environment for patients
and patient families.
- Works gaps in care registries to help improve the quality of
- Maintains all logs and required checks (i.e., refrigerator
temps, medications, oxygen, etc.)
- Maintains practice standards by participating in in-services,
committees, etc. May assist in developing and implementing quality
control and practice policies.
- Inventories, orders and restocks areas as necessary.
- Maintains and cleans equipment and environmental safety as
- Ability to provide clerical services and clinical services as
required to maintain an effective practice flow. Cross trained to
work both clerically and clinically.
Job RequirementsGeneral Requirements
- MA Certification preferred
Work Experience--- Specialty clinics may require six months
specialty experience --- Relevant clinical experience within the
past 5 years; if no clinical experience, completion of medical
assistant program in past two years. --- Previous work experience
in medical office setting preferred --- Experience with an EMR
Education--- High school diploma or GED --- Completion of an
accredited medical assistant program, including an externship OR a
minimum of 5 years of Sparrow medical assistant experience in a
Specialized Knowledge and Skills--- Ability to provide care for
patients, which is age specific to their physical and safety needs,
psychosocial concerns and educational level. --- Necessary visual
and auditory acuity required to monitor patient's condition and
operate department equipment --- Demonstrates a positive team
attitude and has interpersonal skills to effectively and
appropriately communicate with clients, their families, providers
and co-workers. --- Ability to work in an EMR environment
Sparrow Invests in YouAt Sparrow, we believe Caregivers are our
most valued asset and investing in our Caregivers by offering
highly competitive benefits is what distinguishes us as an employer
of choice. Our comprehensive benefit options allow you to choose
plans and coverage that fit your needs.Medical Health, Dental and
VisionSparrow offers a variety of health, dental and vision options
providing different levels of coverage, including PPO, HSA, and HMO
health options and comprehensive dental and vision choices. Though
Caregiver cost sharing is minimal, Sparrow offers additional
savings to eligible Caregivers to reduce health premiums.Income
Protection PlansWe recognize the value and peace of mind income
protection plans provide our Caregivers and their families. At
Sparrow, most benefit eligible Caregivers receive short-term and
long-term disability benefits and basic life insurance at no cost,
plus options to purchase additional coverage for yourself or your
dependents.Retirement Savings PlanSparrow provides a generous
401(k) savings plan with immediate enrollment upon hire and access
to diverse fund options. An automatic deferral of 6% of pay will be
deducted from each paycheck as soon as administratively possible
following a 60-day opt-out period. Matching employer contributions
and an annual lump sum contribution after meeting service
requirements assists Caregivers in achieving their retirement
savings goal.Time-Off BenefitsThe value of work life balance is
inherent in Sparrow's culture. Time-off accrual begins immediately
for all benefit eligible Caregivers and time-off earned is varied
based on your job class. Sparrow recognizes six major holidays.
Generous leave of absence programs are additional sources of
monetary benefits for eligible Caregivers.Flexible Spending
AccountsTo assist you in maximizing your earnings and reducing
taxable income, we offer options for contributing to health care
and dependent care spending accounts to pay for qualified medical
and childcare expenses.Voluntary BenefitsSparrow offers Caregiver
paid, optional benefits that provide additional financial
protection with premiums payable through payroll deduction for
benefit eligible Caregivers. Because the plans are voluntary, you
can customize your coverage by choosing from a range of plans that
offer a combination of benefits and features that meet your
personal and family insurance needs. These plans include Accident,
Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity insurance.Tuition
AssistanceWe value service longevity and provide eligible
Caregivers a tuition assistance program to promote learning and
achievement of educational and career goals. Additional
reimbursement is available for registered nurses to obtain a BSN,
as well as on-site education classes and training.Additional
BenefitsIn addition to our core benefits, we offer other benefits
you may not expect, but that enhance your career and add value to
your personal life such as:
- Fitness Centers
- Employee Assistance Program
- Medical and Pharmacy Discounts
- Vision and Hearing Aid Discounts
- Direct Deposit and e-Pay
- Discounted Michigan Athletic Club membership
- Mentoring Program
- As the region's largest health system, Sparrow is committed to
offering competitive, cost effective benefits that recruit and
retain a workforce dedicated to our mission, vision and values.
Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or
protected Veteran status.
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