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Medical Assistant (WAE)

Company: Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Location: Marrero
Posted on: May 27, 2023

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Medical Assistant (WAE)
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Medical Assistant (WAE)
$1,746.00 - $3,255.00 Monthly
Marrero, LA
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LDH-Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority
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    Supplemental Information
    We have multiple openings and interested candidate may work at each location upon need.
    Please note that these positions will be filled as a WAE appointment, which is a temporary, non-permanent appointment. WAE appointments are not eligible for or entitled to state benefits, leave earnings and paid holidays and may only work 1245 hours within a twelve-month period.
    No Civil Service test scoreis required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
    To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
    Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.
    **Note regarding the advertised pay range:The advertised maximum amount listed is the maximum salary a person can make while in this title/level over their career and not the maximum amount we are allowed to pay a new hire.
    For further information about this vacancy contact:
    Scott Leonard
    Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority
    3616 S. I-10 Service Road West, Metairie, LA 70001
    Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority and its programs (JPHSA) participate in E-Verify
    Federal law mandates all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. All new hires at JPHSA are subject to employment eligibility verification through E-verify.
    E-Verify is for Everyone.
    For more information on E-Verify, please contact the Department of Homeland Security at 888-897-7781 or visit
    Two years of clerical experience in a patient care setting such as a medical clinic, hospital, mental health facility, facility for the developmentally disabled, or other type of healthcare facility.
    Experience as a nursing assistant will substitute for the required experience on the basis of two years of nursing assistant experience for one year of the required experience.
    A certificate of completion from a medical assistant training program earned at a college or technical institute accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools will substitute for one year of the required experience.
    An associate degree from a medical assistant training program earned at a college or technical institute accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools will substitute for the two years of required experience.
    College training with nine semester hours in education, psychology, counseling, social work, sociology, child guidance, or nursing will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of the required experience.
    Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
    Job Concepts
    Function of Work:
    To perform sub-professional clinical/training and administrative support functions in a health care delivery setting.
    Level of Work:
    Supervision Received:
    General from a Physician, Registered Nurse, Practical Nurse--Licensed, or administrative personnel.
    Supervision Exercised:
    May exercise functional supervision over lower level personnel.
    Location of Work:
    Health-care facilities, statewide.
    Job Distinctions:
    Differs from Nursing Assistant 1 and 2 by the presence of responsibility for clerical duties in addition to sub-professional nursing duties.
    Differs from Medical Specialist by the presence of responsibility for clerical duties and the absence of responsibility for performance of specialized procedures in the care of orthopedic, urology, ophthalmology, and/or speech pathology/audiology patients.
    Examples of Work
    Answers the telephone, greets patients, updates and files patient medical records, fills out insurance forms, handles correspondence, schedules appointments, arranges for hospital admission and laboratory services, and handles billing and bookkeeping.
    Abstracts, reviews, and enters patient registration data into patient database.
    Verifies patients third party coverage; may speak with third party.
    May compile employee time records; reviews time sheets for completeness.
    Prepares patients for routine examinations, which includes obtaining, assessing, and recording vital signs. May take medical histories.
    Assists practitioners to deliver health care services, treatments, examinations, and procedures for patients.
    Performs EKGs, collects samples of blood and urine, and performs vision and audio testing.
    Ensures health care delivery areas are fully stocked, organized, clean, and disinfected. Orders supplies, as needed.
    Assist with cleaning and sterilization of equipment.
    Assists in management of patient behavior utilizing therapeutic intervention techniques; restrains hostile and physically violent patients when necessary.
    Provides constant visual monitoring and intensive care for extremely suicidal, combative, or disturbed patients to assure safety and well-being of the patients; documents appropriately.
    May involve shift work.
    Instructs employees (regular or medical related personnel), in general and/or specialized training courses in resuscitation and life support techniques and procedures, i.e., Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (BCLS and ACLS).
    May administer and grade tests.
    Maintain records of employees' participation on training program. Issues appropriate certifications.
    Maintains equipment (interactive computer systems, monitors, manikins, etc.) through minor repairs and proper sanitation procedures.
    Orders materials and supplies.
    Attends continuing education programs and re-certifies credentials as required.
    May monitor telemetry monitors and notify nurse for designated arrhymias. May place telemetry leads.
    May maintain patient records as per policy.
    May collect and deposit funds into appropriate accounts. May maintain records of funds received.
    May compile complex monthly reports.
    Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity tomake a differencethrough public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.
    As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits, and have access to a great professional development program:
    Insurance Coverage More information can be found at
    Holidays and Leave - State employees receive the following paid holidays each year:

    • New Year's Day

    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,

    • Mardi Gras,

    • Good Friday,

    • Memorial Day,

    • Independence Day,

    • Labor Day,

    • Veteran's Day,

    • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

      ***** Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor
      State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.
      Retirement - State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to):

      • Louisiana State Employees Retirement System ( LASERS has provided this video ( to give you more detailed information about their system

      • Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (,

      • Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (, among others

        Are you a certified Medical Assistant? (Information MUST be on application)

        • Yes

        • No

          Are you a current JPHSA employee?

          • Yes

          • No

            Required Question
            State of Louisiana
            For agency contact information, please refer to
            the supplemental information above.
            Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802
            (866) 783-5462
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Keywords: Louisiana Department of State Civil Service, New Orleans , Medical Assistant (WAE), Healthcare , Marrero, Louisiana

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