DATE POSTED: September 30, 2019
JOB STATUS: Permanent / Full Time
SALARY: $3,870/month (HE07) *updated 01/01/2021*
JOB LOCATION: Kaua’i Region Clinics – Kaua’i, HI
FUNCTION: This position is located in the Kaua’i Region Clinics which is under Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH) and Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH). The Kaua’i Region Clinics consist of The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalaheo, The Clinic at Po’ipu, The Urgent Care at Po’ipu, The Specialty Clinic at Kalaheo, as well as The Clinic at Kapa’a. KVMH, SMMH, and Kaua’i Region Clinics are part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i, operating nine (9) facilities statewide.
This position assists the clinical licensed staff by performing a variety of tasks to ensure that necessary patient care and related technical work are provided. The position may be required to work on shifts, including evenings, and weekends and holidays.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA) from the National Healthcare Association (NHA); Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA); Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from the American Medical Technologists (AMT); or National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) must be obtained at time of appointment.
Basic Life Support (BLS) must be obtained at the time of appointment of hire.
General Experience: One (1) year of work experience which involved independently observing and reporting a variety of physical and/or mental symptoms and conditions and implementing care and/or treatment procedures for a case load of patients. Such experience must have demonstrated knowledge of basic clinical skills (i.e., taking vital signs, measuring output, recognition of abnormal signs and symptoms, etc.); first aid; patients’ rights; universal precautions; infection control; body mechanics’; basic medical terminology; and the ability to read, write, speak and understand simple sentences in English; follow oral and written instructions precisely; and assist in providing paraprofessional nursing care to patient receiving care on an outpatient basis.
Specialized Experience: One (1) year of progressively responsible work experience as a Medical Assistant in an Outpatient Clinic or similar health institution setting assisting professional licensed clinical staff in the provision of care to outpatient patients. Such experience must have demonstrated knowledge of emergency medical practices, techniques and procedures; functional anatomy and human physiology.
Desirable Qualifications: Ability to handle emergency situations in a calm manner; ability to communicate and work effectively with distraught or agitated individuals.
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