CMA, Physical Medicine Job

St. Paul, MN, 55101
Dec 13, 2012
Jan 14, 2013
Healthcare, Nurse
Employment Status
Full Time
CMA, Physical Medicine

Job ID:: 25095
Department:: HSC Physical Medicine
City:: St. Paul, MN
Location:: HP - St Paul Specialty Center 401
Position Type:: Full-Time
Anticipated Work Schedule:: Monday through Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm
Hrs/Pay Period:: 80

Job Description::

The culture at HealthPartners is one of ownership, pride, service, and most importantly, partnership. That spirit of partnership among employees, with patients and the community is just one of the many reasons we were recently named one of the Twin Cities best places to work by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Join us for a career that offers respect, support and encouragement. You’ll stay for the power of partnership.

Our continued growth has created an opportunity for a full time CMA/RMA to work in the Physical Medicine Department at the HealthPartners Specialty Center in St. Paul. The purpose of this position is for service excellence to be centered on patient care and patient relationships. Teamwork is the norm and all employees will be held accountable to work as effective team members. This position provides and supports patient care by performing tasks and duties consistent with professional standards and providing a quality level of service to both internal and external customers and caring out nursing tasks and medical orders as delegated by physicians and registered nurses.


Monday through Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm


* High School diploma or GED

* Current Medical Assistant Certification or Registration

* New graduates:

* Must be a graduate of a formal Medical Assistant training program

* Must meet criteria for certification or registration

* Must register to take the certification or registration exam within 45 days of hire

* Must pass first scheduled certification or registration exam

* Current CPR certification within 6 months of hire

* Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including appropriate use of English grammar and spelling

* Demonstrated ability to function with multiple priorities and interruptions


Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time. Must possess speech, hearing and sight skills to perform the functions of the position. Manual dexterity required. Must be able to speak, read and write English proficiently. Proficiency in other languages may be required. Some positions may have lifting requirements.


1. Perform functions that support / provide patient care.

a) Patients are roomed according to rooming and/or ICSI guidelines.

b) Vital signs and other pertinent physical measurements are obtained and recorded accurately.

c) Medication and clinical procedures are administered (according to authorized policy and demonstrating proficiency) and documented according to GHI policy. This may include DISCUS or AIMS assessment.

d) Charts are reviewed for the presence of pertinent information relevant to today’s encounter. This may include Prepared Practice work as developed by the team.

e) Needed and requested health educational materials are provided to the patient and documented.

f) Patients and their records are handled in a private and confidential manner per GHI policies.

g) Seek medical and/or nursing assistance when encountering an acutely ill patient or a patient with a changing condition.

h) Exam rooms and treatment rooms are prepared for examination of the patient and set up for procedures.

* Patient is prepared for medical interventions.

* The exam/procedure room is prepared and the provider is assisted as needed.

i) Charts are prepared and station records maintained which may include the following:

* MSRs are checked for completion and routed appropriately.

* Lab, x-ray and miscellaneous forms are prepared when requested.

* Drug refills are processed according to clinic protocols.

* Station logs, (i.e., pap, pathology, etc.) are monitored as assigned.

* Prepare charts for patient appointments as indicated by the type of clinic visit and the reason for the appointment according to established practices and procedures.

j) Facilitate timely and accurate flow of communication within the clinic/location.

* Messages and test results are accurately received and relayed to the appropriate person/location in a manner consistent with clinic practices and/or standards.

* Gathers all necessary and appropriate information from a caller and relays information to the appropriate provider for necessary follow-up.

* Reception desk is informed of provider’s schedule status. Will assist in coordination of urgent and non-urgent provider schedule changes to ensure patient and provider needs are met.

* Patient correspondence performed when requested.

* Patients are assisted in completing forms when appropriate.

2. Cleaning & sterilizing procedures support infection control and OSHA standards.

a) Instrument and equipment are prepared and sterilized according to procedure.

b) Complete scheduled cleaning requirements for the designated work areas. Document completion of work to comply with infection control and OSHA standards.

c) Implement other infection control procedures as needed.

d) Adhere to protective clothing requirements.

3. Clinic supplies are adequately stocked and well organized.

a) Ensure that department inventory requests are processed and delivered in a timely manner.

b) Responsible for supply requisitions according to clinic procedures.

c) When receiving supplies, equipment and other authorized deliveries, check merchandise against packing slip and report all damages and discrepancies.

d) Prepare returns for shipment with all appropriate documentation.

e) All designated areas are stocked adequately. Expiration dates are routinely checked. Outdated supplies are removed and/or replaced.

f) Maintains prescription sample supply cabinet as per clinic/location protocol.

4. All equipment is properly maintained and adequate records are kept.

a) An inventory of instruments and equipment is kept current.

Instruments and equipment are calibrated as needed and maintained in proper working order. All maintenance is documented.

5. Maintain current or compliant status as determined by the appropriate accrediting body.

6. Perform other duties as assigned.

HealthPartners, nationally acclaimed for providing outstanding patient care, offers a comprehensive benefits package. To see a complete job description and/or to apply for this position, please visit, click on job opportunities and search for Job ID # 25095.

Health is what we do. Partnership is how we do it.


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