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Certified Medical Assistant

Posted on: June 5, 2024
Surgical Technologist

Website Prairie Lakes Healthcare System

Medical Assistant

Workplace Details

Join our team and see why Prairie Lakes Healthcare System continues to be named a Top Rural and Community Hospital year after year. Be a part of our mission to make a positive difference in the health of the patients and communities we serve by delivering accessible, high-quality, affordable, and compassionate healthcare. Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is an independent, non-profit rural healthcare system serving 10 counties in northeastern South Dakota and west-central Minnesota.

Job Summary

This position assists physicians by performing direct and indirect patient care as delegated by the physicians and within the scope of practice of the Medical Assistant.

Responsibilities include:

Provides direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process in providing patient care.
Applies nursing process, critical thinking and judgment to clinical process.
Performs secretarial duties: answering phones, placing calls, scheduling, order entry, and obtaining old records.
Prepares patient chart for upcoming visit to ensure all results are available for provider to include utilizing electronic chart history.
Assists with cleaning of patient treatment areas.
Restocks and orders supplies for patient treatment areas, kitchenettes, nursing station, and supply carts.
Triages patient telephone calls for medical providers. Reports information to Medical Provider and directs patients as orders are received.
Transports patients to appropriate areas.
Keeps patient treatment areas, kitchenette, storage areas, and nursing station in order.
Coordinates and assists with discharge instructions, follow-up care, diagnostic testing, procedures, and medication instructions.
Performs insurance Prior Authorizations.
Other duties may be assigned.


Prairie Lakes Healthcare System offers comprehensive benefits for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and generous paid time off to maintain a healthy home-work balance.

Additional benefits for those qualifying include:

·        Flexible Spending Account

·        Roth IRA retirement plan

·        Employee Assistance Program for mental health

·        Education Loan Program

·        Community discounts including the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center



High School diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Medical assisting degree and CMA certification required.

Mandatory Basic and Advanced Life Support Training per policy.

Microsoft Office applications and applicable EMR.

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

To apply for this job please visit www.prairielakes.com.