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Medical Assistant

Opening Date:  October 25, 2021
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Medical Assistant
Salary/Wage:  $17.92
Tribal Level: 16
Location: Siletz, Oregon
Classification:  Full time, Non-exempt
Job Posting Number:  202178

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

CTSI is pleased to offer a sign-on bonus for this position of $1500. The selected applicant shall receive one-half the incentive in the first paycheck and the second half after successful completion of 6 (six) consecutive months of employment provided the employee remains employed.  The Sign-on Incentive is not part of the base salary calculation and is considered taxable income.  The Sign-on Incentive is not included in retirement salary calculations.  A full copy of the incentive policy is available upon request.

Introduction

The incumbent provides support to the physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or clinical nurse in patient examination and treatment. Responsible for patient histories, collecting and documenting patient vital signs, collection and preparation of specimens, performing routine laboratory procedures, maintain up to date charts, communicate with patients and other medical professionals, maintenance and cleaning of exam rooms procedure rooms, supply and storage rooms, supply orders,  assisting in minor surgical procedures, and maintain equipment and sterilization of equipment.

Requirements

High School diploma or GED and a Certified Medical Assistant certification – OR – 2 years’ experience as a Medical Assistant – OR – an equivalent combination of specialized education and/or experience.  Specialized experience is experience, which is directly related to the position to be filled.   Ability to:  Work with a wide variety of people, and able to communicate effectively and relate to tribal and community members, and other staff.  Complete training necessary for limited special licenses.  Current healthcare provider CPR or ability to obtain within 30-days of hire.

Duties

Take patients to exam rooms and chart vitals including weight, height, blood pressure, heart rate and temperature.  Maintain general appearance, cleanliness of exam rooms, and keep exam rooms stocked. Wash, dry and fold, as well as maintain, inventory of clean medical clothing and related supplies.  Prepare and replenish necessary medical supplies.  Maintain and perform other housekeeping duties as assigned.  Clean and sterilize instruments.   Maintain and calibrate diagnostic equipment including insuring quality control.  Assist patients and help prepare for examination. Take patient histories including medication reconciliation, past medical and social history.  Assist medical provider during procedures such as, women’s health exams, sutures, minor surgical procedures and wound care.  Give over the counter medications under supervision of a registered nurse. Administer immunizations to adults under supervision of RN. Assist in the collection of specimens. Instruct patients regarding preparation for tests. Communicate with patients regarding labs, diagnostic tests, and referred appointments under direction from provider.   Perform diagnostic tests such as EKG’s, tympanometer, blood glucose tests, HGB A1C tests, and other CLIA waived tests under supervision of a registered nurse. Respond to all code blue pages with crash cart.   Chart and bill for services done. . Set up and maintain patient charts for daily use. Answer, call, send and receive medical information to and from other providers by means of telephone, fax machines, computers, using appropriate means to ensure patient confidentiality.   Contact insurance companies to request prior approval for tests or referrals as directed by provider.   Maintain current CPR card.    Other duties as assigned by provider or RN.

All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the General Manger to determine their suitability as a tribal employee. After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found here: Employment Application
Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR TRAINING OR EDUCATION, DOCUMENTATION MUST BE PROVIDED.

If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

Send Applications To

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number: 855-573-1032
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274
Website: www.ctsi.nsn.us
Email: hrdepartment@ctsi.nsn.us

Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.