Medical Assistant - Pediatrics
Department Pediatrics-La Crosse-H
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift Day, PM, Weekend
Benefit Eligible Yes
Temporary Position No
Salary $15.49
Job Details

Part Time Position .5 FTE (40 hours every 2 weeks) - Benefit Eligible


The Pediatrics department is seeking a medical assistant to join their team.  This position does include day, PM and weekend hours and is great for those looking for an alternative work schedule outside of the normal clinic daytime hours.  The position will hold hours at both the Onalaska and La Crosse Pediatric departments.


Shifts will fall between the following hours:

Monday - Thursday, 7:30am - 8:00pm

Friday, 7:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday - Sunday, 7:30am - 12:30pm


This position requires certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or the National Healthcareer Association as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) or National Center for Competency Testing as a National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA).

The Medical Assistant , while working within the Medical Assistant Scope of Practice and under the direction and supervision of the provider/clinician or Registered Nurse, functions as an advocate to the patient. They assist in meeting the individual and age- specific needs of the patients and families/significant others. This responsibility includes the provisions of compassionate, safe and competent direct patient care as delegated by the provider or Registered Nurse. They receive daily direction and provide daily organizational support for the provider and team.   They use effective and authentic communication skills while interacting with patients, families/significant others and all members of the healthcare team. 


All Medical Assistants work under the supervision of a provider, while having a direct reporting relationship to a Clinical Manager.  The supervising provider will have an opportunity to give formal feedback on the Medical Assistant’s competencies and performance measures annually.

Job Responsibilities
  • Demonstrates professional accountability by maintaining skill competency in the following:

    • Rooms the patient and obtains and documents vital signs, chief complaint and history; reviews and documents medication history, including discrepancies;
    • Administers and documents treatments;
    • Assists the provider/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 provider and/or RN, who determines care;
    • Maintains sterile technique, body substance isolation and infection control precautions when required;
    • Incorporates and documents patient/family readiness to learn when reinforcing teaching initiated by the provider and/or RN; and
    • Demonstrates respect for every individual's culture by providing culturally competent care.
  • Contributes to the success of the team through participation in staff meetings, quality improvement activities, team-building exercises, etc.

  • Promotes a healing environment for patients, families and co-workers.

  • Professional and Organizational Responsibilities: Maintains competency and contributes to the Gundersen Health System mission and strategic plan.

  • Performs other job-related responsibilities as required.

  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Unit/Department Specific
    Adult (18 - 64 years)
    Geriatric (65 years & older)
    Infant (less than 1 year)
    Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
    Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
    OSHA Category Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required High School Diploma or equivalency 
    Desired High School Diploma or equivalency +   a graduate of a Medical Assistant Program 

    Work Experience:
    Required No experience required. 
    Desired 6 months experience in a healthcare setting.
    Required Ability to...
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications operate computer
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications patient record systems
    Communication communicate with ease on a professional level
    Communication answer telephone inquiries timely and effectively
    General - All Positions use listening skills to identify important information in oral communication
    General - All Positions provide excellent customer service to people both inside and outside the organization
    General - All Positions perceive and respond sensitively to the needs of others
    General - All Positions have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development
    General - All Positions work cooperatively with a wide variety of people
    Leadership legal and regulatory standards
    Leadership plan, organize, execute assignments to meet deadlines
    Leadership use effective time management
    Leadership reach sound logical conclusions based on information at hand; good judgment
    Leadership work independently: self-disciplined
    Reasoning/Decision Making be flexible
    Reasoning/Decision Making be professional, honest and have personal integrity
    Reasoning/Decision Making develop new skills and keep abreast of new knowledge
    Reasoning/Decision Making have positive attitude
    Reasoning/Decision Making appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Required Current certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or the National Healthcareer Association as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) or National Center for Competency Testing as a National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) or American Medical Technologists as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) and 
    Some departments may require additional certifications (for example if the Medical Assistant is working with a Chiropractor they would need a Chiropractic Technician Certification). and 
    Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes and 
    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)
    Climbing Ladder
    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 - Floor to Waist Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Waist to Overhead Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Other Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 0-25
    Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet) Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Short Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 0-25
    Carrying - Right Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Left Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 0-25
    Number of lbs:
    Environmental Conditions
    Exposed to infectious diseases.

    Medical Assistant - Pediatrics

    Equal Opportunity Employer