SCL Health Medical Assistant II Wound Care in Grand Junction, Colorado

Employer in Grand Junction, Colorado is part of a faith-based, nonprofithealth care organization.Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritageand mission, and our focus on health care delivery that valuesperson-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winningcombination as we bring health and hope to our patients.FAST FACTS ABOUT EMPLOYER AND GRAND JUNCTION * Grand Junction , Colo. (estab. 1896) Population: 146,000 * Awe-inspiring natural beauty and the dramatic red rock landscape ofthe Colorado National Monument * 300 days of sunshine * Exhilarating outdoor adventures including hiking, camping, bikingor skiing on the Grand Mesa * Incredible whitewater rafting on the Colorado River * Hundreds of miles of world-class mountain biking trails * A charming downtown full of great shops, restaurants, artgalleries, and more * The heart of Colorado's wine country * Close to world-famous destinations such as Moab, Utah,Telluride, Aspen, and Glenwood Springs * Regional Medical Center serving western Colo. & eastern Utah * 2,020 associates, 434 physicians * 346 beds (310 are staffed)SERVICES & EXPERTISE * Cardiac & Vascular Services * CareFlight * Center for Brain & Spine Surgery * Emergency Services * Family Medicine Residency * Level II Trauma Center with Pediatric Commitment * Neonatal Intensive Care * Orthopedics & Spine Center * Primary Stroke Center * Regional Blood Center * Regional Cancer Center * Surgical Specialties incl. minimally invasive & robotics * Women's Health & Childbirth ServicesFor information on our community, Visit: www.visitgrandjunction.comThe Medical Assistant is accountable for performing patient careactivities associated with the personal needs and comfort of clinicpatients, assisting members of the clinic team, and maintaining a clean,safe environment. * Prepare patients for examination and treatment including determiningnature of patient visit, obtaining and recording patient vital signs andpreparing patient for diagnostic treatment. * Perform and assist with various aspects of patient care such asadministering medication under general supervision, providing instructionsto patients, performing basic lab procedures as instructed, and assistingwith medical procedures as appropriate. * Complete all necessary documentation in patients' medical records inaccordance with the clinic's charting policy. * Maintain a clean, orderly and safe environment for patients andvisitors. This includes cleaning, sterilizing and storing instruments inaccordance with clinic policies. * Restock and prepare the medical suites for patient examination. * Maintain and utilize effective communication skills so as tofacilitate open communication with patients, coworkers and visitors. * Respond to patient and family needs, exercising good judgment andbeing sensitive to the diverse physical, emotional, spiritual and culturalneeds of all parties. * Comply with established personal protective equipment requirementsnecessary for protection against exposure to blood and other potentiallyinfectious body fluids, chemical disinfectants, radiation, asbestos,and other hazardous substances. * Other duties as assigned. The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended tobe a comprehensive list of essential functions. * High School diploma or equivalent, required * Completion of an approved course of Medical Assistant study, required * Valid certification as a Medical Assistant in the State of practice,required * Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, or obtaincertification within one month of employment, required * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, required * One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the sameage/type of patient population served by this facility o