Medical Assistant - Oncology Infusion

Job Number
205578
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
Shift
Day
Department
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson - Outpatient Infusion-Hosp
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Street Address
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
City & State
US-AZ-Tucson
Posting Category
Medical Assistants
New Grad
No

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Please note hours: 8 -6 hour days & Days will vary. Does include holidays

 

Medical Assistant–INFUSION- Cancer Center –

Full time-  Hours  Monday – Saturday

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is a Center of Excellence. As a NCI comprehensive and CoC accredited cancer center there is a strong focus on research with the overall mission to prevent and cure cancer.

The Infusion Team consists of:

·        Experienced physicians and expert Infusion RN’s, MA’s & PCT’s

·        A team of professional specialists provide patients with “one stop” multidisciplinary clinical care from experts in Oncology, Surgical Oncology and Nursing

·        The team includes a Clinical Pharmacist, Nurse Researcher, Registered Nurses and Medical Assistants.

·        The Comprehensive Team includes Medical Social Workers, Nutritionist, Infusion Nurses, Financial Counselors and a Patient Advocate

·        Supportive Care team comprised of specialists in pain and palliative care, psychosocial support and complementary and alternative therapies.

·        Staff are committed to delivering professional, compassionate care at all touch points throughout UACC.

If your desire is to be part of a growing program on the forefront of Oncology Treatment and Research, then come join us in Tucson Arizona and become a part of this amazing team of professionals

The ideal Infusion MA candidate will possess:

  • MA certification
  • 2+ years MA clinical experience
  • Strong knowledge of outpatient infusion preferred.
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Strong team building skills and problem solving abilities

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About Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, teaching future health-care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its specialized pediatric services including neonatal and intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is Southern Arizona's only Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Our nurses' innovative, safe and thoughtful care has been recognized with Magnet ™ designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital's physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant program. For more information about Tucson, please visit: VisitTucson.org

 

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About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position is responsible for assisting clinicians and nursing staff in providing medical care, as well as, implementing and evaluating direct patient care. This position utilizes specialized knowledge, judgment and skills to provide an excellent patient experience.

 

Essential Functions

  • Prepares patient for exam and treatment by taking and recording vital signs, symptoms and other necessary measurements and recording chief complaint; documents pain scores as appropriate. Reports condition of patient which may be indicative of change in the patient's condition to the clinician.

 

  • Assists providers with exams and minor in-office procedures which could include taking patients blood pressure, documenting respiration and heart rate/pulse, taking temperature, as well as performing phlebotomies, ear irrigation and EKGs. Acts as chaperon as needed. Uses universal blood and body fluid precautions at all times and personal protective equipment as needed. Responsible for prioritization of patient flow through clinical process.

 

  • Coordinates and manages patient care including pre-certifications, referrals, authorizations, prescriptions and scheduling of patients for clinic, hospital and other ancillary medical treatments and tests. Responsible for communicating test results to patient. Acts as a resource to clinician in order to provide optimal patient care. May administer medications in accordance with established policies and procedures or as directed.

 

  • Provides clerical support with patient/client notifications and documentation to include but not limited to complete medical records including labs, authorizations, X-Rays, hospital records and any previous care pertaining to each patient visit. Provides complete and accurate information necessary for billing related to the patient encounter in a timely fashion.

 

  • Maintains a clean, functional environment including cleaning and disinfection of equipment, exam rooms and storage areas. Disinfects equipment and instruments using appropriate solutions following sterilization procedures. Follows manufacturer's recommendations and OSHA guidelines in handling of hazardous substances. Performs basic maintenance of equipment and coordinates needed maintenance for prompt repairs.

 

  • Orders supplies and stocks patient care areas. Monitors inventory including medication/injectables and immunizations (e.g. expired medications/equipment and recalls).

 

  • Develops and maintains effective communication mechanism with all external and internal customers. Exemplifies service orientation and the team concept in all contacts.

 

  • This position will complete all necessary on-boarding/orientation activities, including simulation training, as needed or directed.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge. Knowledge as normally obtained through graduation from an Accredited Medical Assisting Program. Completion of an approved medical assistant training program as defined by state regulations.

Medical Assistant Certification is required. If certification is not in hand at the time of hire, individuals will have 6 months from the date of hire to obtain certification. If not eligible for MA certification at the time of hire, must complete CEUs for ABR-OE, which meets CMS requirements for Meaningful Use. All direct patient care personnel are required to demonstrate competent performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (BLS) techniques for adults, children and infants according to the standards of a nationally recognized, standardized, credentialed healthcare provider course every other year.

Requires strong computer skills, including the ability to work with medical software. Requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Requires the ability to manage multiple changing priorities in an effective and organized fashion.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with office medical procedures and treatments and knowledge of insurance, managed care operations, EMR and scheduling software preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.