UnityPoint Health Clinical Assistant with Radiology in Des Moines, Iowa

UnityPoint Clinics

Clinical Assistant with Radiology

FTE .01 (PRN or As Needed)

Urbandale and Hickman Clinics

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assist provider and other clinical staff with obtaining basic vital information preparing patient for examination, treatment and minor surgical procedures.

  • Demonstrates competence in the clinical skills necessary to carry out assigned job duties.

  • Responsible for tracking system for follow-up appointments related to office visits, laboratory tests and procedures to regularly follow patients monitoring disease status.

  • Schedule referrals for patients with specialist or outpatient as requested by the provider. Complete appropriate forms or requisitions needed for referrals or lab testing, including appropriate CPT/ICD-9 coding.

  • Answer questions and provide teaching to patients and family members.

  • Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes.

  • Provide information to appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. health department).

  • Thoroughly understand testing (lab and procedures) values and relationship to patient status with accountability to take next steps, as appropriate to scope and licensure.

  • Be aware of what is happening in clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization’s intranet site.

  • Meet the department work schedule.

  • Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.

  • Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.

  • Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.

  • Behave in a manner consistent with all Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.

  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.

  • Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.

  • Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.

  • Perform other duties as requested by Clinic Administrator to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office.


  • Graduate of an accredited program for Medical Assistants.

  • High school diploma required if work is performed in a complex CLIA lab.

  • Current CME certification for Certified Medical Assistant and AAMA certification.

  • State of Iowa/Illinois Permit to practice limited radiography must be acquired within one year of employment. The organization will fund one Limited Radiology course and one subsequent examination fee. Additional course work and/or exam fees will be the responsibility of the employee.

  • Mandatory Reporter certification

  • CPR certification

  • Meets educational/competency requirements per policy.

  • Previous clinical experience in a medical office preferred.

  • Computer data entry experience.

  • BLS and Mandatory Reporter certification.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work as a team member.

  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Must write, read, comprehend and speak fluent English.

  • Strong computer skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Requisition ID: 2018-48248

Street: 4020 Merle Hay Rd

Name: 9200 UnityPoint Clinic Affiliate

Name: FM/UC- Merle Hay- DM

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org