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Medical Assistant - Sleep Lab

Medical Assistant - Sleep Lab
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La Crosse, WI 54601

Posted 2 months ago
Part time

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We are seeking a highly motivated Medical Assistant to greet and assist patients with daily appointments in our Sleep Lab. Ideal candidates will have a welcoming personality and warm smile with the passion and ability to make our patients feel cared for and at ease during their visit at Gundersen. The Medical Assistant plays a key role in setting the tone for patient appointments and is a crucial team member in clinic departments. Do you feel you are the perfect candidate for this position?

What you will do:

  • 0.75 FTE – 60 hours every two weeks
  • Day shift hours, Monday - Friday
  • No weekends or holidays required!
  • Provide exceptional care to Sleep Lab patients including in person and virtual visits
  • Work side by side with nursing and provider staff gaining excellent experience assisting with diverse procedures

What you will get:

  • A team that believes in the power of teamwork modeling that many hands make light work
  • The ability to work for a department with a lot of variety in your daily work
  • Professional Development Opportunities/Career Development Center
  • Departmental leadership support, including Clinical Manager, Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Professional Development Nurse, and Quality Improvement Specialist Nurse
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program for employees and their families, generous PTO and paid holidays
  • Top-rated retirement plan and healthcare benefits

Job Description:

The Medical Assistant (MA), while working within the scope of only those acts which are delegated by the supervising physician or registered nurse (RN), provides direct patient care to assist in meeting individual and age-specific needs of patients and families/significant others. This responsibility includes provision of compassionate, safe, and competent care as delegated by physician or RN. The MA receives daily direction and provides daily organizational support for the physician and team. The need for direct or general supervision is determined based on standards of practice and includes complexity of patients, competency, and education.  

Direct supervision is defined as working side by side to observe, coordinate and direct firsthand the practice of another. General supervision is defined as available to observe, coordinate and direct the practice of another. 

Major Responsibilities:

The MA

1. Accepts delegation from the physician and RN and is responsible for delivering care in accordance with the patient's plan of care, and in compliance with organizational, regulatory, and professional standards and guidelines.

2. Contributes to the plan of care by collecting and reporting patient data. Gathers data in support of the comprehensive assessment and care planning conducted by the physician or RN

3. Observes and reports the patient's response to care as well as significant symptoms or changes in patient status to the RN or physician

4. Documents accurately all aspects of care in an appropriate and timely manner, and in compliance with organizational, regulatory, and professional standards and guidelines.

5. Incorporates the patient’s/family's readiness to learn when reinforcing teaching initiated by an RN or physician to achieve optimal, age-specific, and individualized care. 

6. Demonstrates respect for all individuals and promotes a healing environment for patients, families, and co-workers. 

7Maintains competency and contributes to the Gundersen Health System mission and strategic plan including but not limited to:

Rooms patients and obtains and documents components of rooming process

Assists the physician/RN in performing and documenting tests and procedures

Verifies new and refill prescriptions, contacts pharmacies

Uses the electronic medical record proficiently; transmits information electronically

Gathers and documents objective information during phone interactions and shares with physician and/or RN who determine care

Maintains sterile technique and infection control standards as required

8. Possesses excellent communication skills and contributes to success of the team through participation in staff meetings, quality improvement projects and committees, etc. 

9. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education and Learning:


Graduate of a Medical Assistant program, Practical Nursing program or Vocational Nurse program or have completed education to be eligible for NCLEX-PN


High School Diploma or equivalency and attained a Medical Assistant Certification

Licensure and Certifications


If a Medical Assistant: Certification is required within 18 months of hire date by one of the following:

  • American Association of Medical Assistants as a Certified Medical Assistant 
  • National Healthcareer Association as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant 
  • National Center for Competency Testing as a National Certified Medical Assistant; or 
  • American Medical Technologists as a Registered Medical Assistant 
  • National Association for Health Professionals as a Nationally Registered Certified Medical 
  • Assistant 

Current Infant-Adult Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (with hands on learning) from one of thefollowing programs; American Heart Association or American Red Cross.

Some departments may require additional certifications. For example, if a Medical Assistant is working with a Chiropractor, they will need a Wisconsin Chiropractic Technician Certification (CHIROTEC).

If a Practical or Vocational Nurse: Licensed minimally in the State of practice, some positions may require additional State LPN licensure. 

Current Infant-Adult Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (with hands on learning) from one of thefollowing programs; American Heart Association or American Red Cross.

Age Specific Population Served:
Infant (less than 1 year)
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Geriatric (65 years & older)  Unit/Department Specific

OSHA Category:
Category 1 – All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infections materials

Environmental Conditions:
Exposed to infectious diseases.

Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:

Sitting Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)

Static Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours) Walking/Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)

Stooping/Bending Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Squatting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Kneeling/Half Kneel Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Climbing Stair Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Reaching - Shoulder Level Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)

Reaching - Below Shoulder Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)

Reaching - Above Shoulder Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)

Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Pounds of force 0-25

Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Pounds of force 0-25

Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)

Balance - Right Leg Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Balance - Left Leg Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Lifting - Other Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 0-25

Carrying - Short Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 0-25

Push/Pull (Static Force) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 0-25

If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact [email protected] or call 608-775-0267

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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