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Medical Assistant-Wound Care

Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Information About this Position

  • Full-time
  • Day Shift; 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Specialty
  • Wound Care
  • Located at Christian Hospital

Company and Job Overview

Christian Hospital is a full-service acute care community hospital located on 28 acres in north St. Louis County. Christian Hospital is noted for its excellence in heart services and lifesaving cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, breast health services, orthopedic/spine surgery, hyperbaric wound care, pain management, vascular surgery, endocrinology, gastrointestinal care, stroke care, nephrology, therapy, radiology, urology, pulmonary care and treating sleep disorders.

 

Northwest HealthCare, located six miles west of Christian Hospital, provides the community 24-hour emergency care, with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children’s Hospital providing pediatric services. Northwest HealthCare is also home to the Sleep Disorders Center and a variety of full-service outpatient diagnostic and imaging services in a convenient setting.


Role Purpose

The Medical Assistant (Specialty) provides patient care under the direction of a specialty physician or other licensed provider. This position performs select duties for the promotion of health in the care of patients and delivers care according to practice protocols and procedures. This position also serves as an experienced, senior level Medical Assistant in a specialty area within a practice, such as Cardiology, ENT, Neurology, Orthopedics, etc.


Responsibilities

  • Cleans and prepares exam room for patients.
  • Obtains vital signs, patient history and maintains accurate and prompt charting in the patient's record.
  • Performs clinical skills, such as phlebotomy, electrocardiography (EKGs), point-of-care testing and injections.
  • Triage calls, provide test and lab results to patients and present relevant information to provider with correct medical terminology.
  • Assists specialty provider by preparing patients for exams, procedures and treatments. Explains procedures, treatments and medications to enhance patient understanding.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2-5 years experience
  • Medical Assitant registration in area of expertise

 


Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 or more year experience
  • Cardiopulmonary Resustation (CPR) certification

Benefits Statement

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

-  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
-  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
-  401(k) plan
-  Tuition Assistance
-  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
-  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
-  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


Legal Statement

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Keywords: BJC HealthCare, St. Louis , Medical Assistant-Wound Care, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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