Medical Assistant- United Hospital (Clinic)

Allina Health

Allina Health

St. Louis, MO, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023

Number of Job Openings Available:


Date Posted:

November 10, 2023


62805600 United Bariatrics Clinic


Day (United States of America)

Shift Length:

8 hour shift

Hours Per Week:


Union Contract:


Weekend Rotation:


Job Summary:

Provides support to providers and the nursing staff in the delivery of timely, quality patient health care services. Some duties include training, co-coordinating workflow, assisting with rooming patients, managing patient flow and obtaining adequate patient medical information/data.

Key Position Details:

**This position is partial offers a partial remote based opportunity**

Monday-Friday, No weekends, nights, or holidays

Primary areas of care will be general surgery and weight management

Location will be on United Hospitals main campus, doctors professional building

Job Description:

Principle Responsibilities

  • Lead Duties.
    • Directs and checks the work of others.
    • Participates in the orientation and training of employees.
    • Coordinates the workflow among employees within the work area.
    • Provides technical and functional support to Employees.
    • Informs management on the operational needs of the department.
  • Provides patient care support and assists providers as instructed by the Physician, Provider or Registered Nurse (RN).
    • Reports any acute problems and changes in patient's condition.
    • Instructs patients in test/procedure preparation, over-the-counter medication administration and treatment with provider.
    • Provides patient preventative or other heath information per provider or RN.
    • Coordinates results of tests, procedures ect. with provider.
    • Assists with scheduling appointments for patients.
    • Prepares refill information for provider to review.
    • Facilitates obtaining lab/imaging results and notify provider of abnormalities.
    • Works with the electronic medical records in basket, responding to messages and results for provider.
    • May need to perform injections using proper techniques.
    • May need to help cover front desk and provide backup to patient registration.
    • May assist with patient transportation.
  • Rooms patients, manages patient flow and obtains adequate patient medical information/data.
    • Performs rooming and vital signs according to standards.
    • Assists with the collection, labeling, and processing of specimens.
    • Confirms information with patient when necessary and document per practice.
    • Keeps patient informed of provider schedule and notify provider when patient is ready.
  • Cleans, re-stocks and maintains inventory for exam rooms and inventory for supply room.
    • Ensures that supplies are ordered, stocked and inventory is maintained.
    • Orders medical supplies and nutritional supplies.
    • Sterilizes and ensures the proper maintenance occurs for all exam room equipment.
  • Contributes to an environment that is safe for patients, visitors and employees.
    • Reports environmental risks or equipment malfunctions to Supervisor.
    • Uses equipment following policies, procedures and manufacturer directions or standards.
    • Follows all policies and procedures when administering medication.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age with education and/or experience needed to meet required functional competencies as listed on the job description, and High school diploma or GED preferred
  • 7+ Years of Medical Assistant experience required and
  • BLS Tier 1 - Basic Life Support - Multisource required Certified by the American Heart Association or Allina BLS within 30 Days
  • Non-Certified Applicants with less than six (6) months of Medical Assistant experience must have graduated from an accredited school with a clinical externship
  • Certified Medical Assistant - CMA - American Association of Medical Assistants preferred
  • Medical Terminology preferred

Physical Demands
Medium Work*:
Lifting weight Up to 32 lbs. occasionally (*Allina Safe Patient Moving Policy), Up to 25 lbs. frequently