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Salary Breakdown

Nursing Assistants

Average

$29,790

ANNUAL

$14.32

HOURLY

Entry Level

$25,800

ANNUAL

$12.4

HOURLY

Mid Level

$29,575

ANNUAL

$14.22

HOURLY

Expert Level

$33,350

ANNUAL

$16.03

HOURLY


Current Available & Projected Jobs

Nursing Assistants

267

Current Available Jobs

29,580

Projected job openings through 2024


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Nursing Assistants

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Entry Level

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Mid Level

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Officer

Expert Level

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Director


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Nursing Assistants

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Psychology

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Medicine and Dentistry

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Service Orientation

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Active Listening

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Speaking

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Monitoring

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Problem Sensitivity

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Oral Expression

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Near Vision

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Job Opportunities

Nursing Assistants

  • Medical Assistant
    Valleywise Health    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted about 7 hours    

    Under the clinical direction of the Physician, Physician Assistant and/or Midlevel Provider, and under operational direction of the FHC/CHC Manager or designee, this position provides professional skilled, age specific care for patients in collaboration with all disciplines. This position demonstrates the professional skills and behaviors to promote comprehensive, cost effective, and meaningful healthcare for consumers in a diverse healthcare environment. Performs patient care, secretarial and technical related services for the neonate thru geriatric patient population in both the back and front office.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

    + Requires a high school diploma or GED.

    + Requires graduation from an accredited program for Medical Assistants or Valleywise Health approved course.

    Experience:

    + Prefer at least one (1) year of relevant related experience, preferably in clinic setting.

    Specialized Training:

    + None

    Certification/Licensure:

    + Requires a BLS card through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center upon hire.

    + Incumbents hired into this position must be must be eligible to sit for one of the two following certification exams:

    + The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification issued by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

    + The Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification issued by American Medical Technologists (AMT).

    + Must have a valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety OR submit a completed Affidavit at time of hire. Must complete fingerprint clearance card application within seven (7) days of hire date. Must present actual card within 90 days of applying for fingerprint clearance card.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    + Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

    + Bilingual is preferred.

    + Must have ability to work with culturally diverse people.

    + Requires excellent communication, time management and leadership skills.

    + Behavioral Health Departments- Pursuant to Arizona Administrative Code R9-10-306 CHAPTER 10 of the Dept. of Health Services, personnel must be at least 21 years of age, or at least 18 years of age and licensed or certified under A.R.S. Title 32, and providing services within the personnel member’s scope of practice.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Certified Nursing Assistant - Med Surg - Nights
    Valleywise Health    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted about 7 hours    

    Under the direction of the Nurse Manager or Director, this position provides professional skilled age specific nursing care for patients in collaboration with the physician and other disciplines. Under the general supervision of a Registered Nurse, performs patient related tasks to include, direct patient care, vital signs, daily ADLs, clinical procedures and other tasks as requested. The CNA will also communicate patient needs and observed/reported changes in patient condition to supervising Nurse or Physician while documenting all interactions in patient's medical record.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

    + Requires a high school diploma or GED.

    Experience:

    + Prefer at least one (1) year of relevant nursing assistant or healthcare related experience.

    Specialized Training:

    + Must successfully complete approved Valleywise Health computer classes.

    Certification/Licensure:

    + Requires licensure through the AZ Board of Nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

    + Requires BLS. A BLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center is preferred and will be required within 3 months.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    + Bilingual is preferred.

    + Must have ability to work with culturally diverse people.

    + Requires excellent communication, time management and leadership skills.

    + Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Certified Nursing Assistant - Med Surg - Days
    Valleywise Health    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted about 7 hours    

    Under the direction of the Nurse Manager or Director, this position provides professional skilled age specific nursing care for patients in collaboration with the physician and other disciplines. Under the general supervision of a Registered Nurse, performs patient related tasks to include, direct patient care, vital signs, daily ADLs, clinical procedures and other tasks as requested. The CNA will also communicate patient needs and observed/reported changes in patient condition to supervising Nurse or Physician while documenting all interactions in patient's medical record.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

    + Requires a high school diploma or GED.

    Experience:

    + Prefer at least one (1) year of relevant nursing assistant or healthcare related experience.

    Specialized Training:

    + Must successfully complete approved Valleywise Health computer classes.

    Certification/Licensure:

    + Requires licensure through the AZ Board of Nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

    + Requires BLS. A BLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center is preferred and will be required within 3 months.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    + Bilingual is preferred.

    + Must have ability to work with culturally diverse people.

    + Requires excellent communication, time management and leadership skills.

    + Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Certified Nursing Assistant - Med Surg - Nights
    Valleywise Health    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted about 7 hours    

    Under the direction of the Nurse Manager or Director, this position provides professional skilled age specific nursing care for patients in collaboration with the physician and other disciplines. Under the general supervision of a Registered Nurse, performs patient related tasks to include, direct patient care, vital signs, daily ADLs, clinical procedures and other tasks as requested. The CNA will also communicate patient needs and observed/reported changes in patient condition to supervising Nurse or Physician while documenting all interactions in patient's medical record.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

    + Requires a high school diploma or GED.

    Experience:

    + Prefer at least one (1) year of relevant nursing assistant or healthcare related experience.

    Specialized Training:

    + Must successfully complete approved Valleywise Health computer classes.

    Certification/Licensure:

    + Requires licensure through the AZ Board of Nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

    + Requires BLS. A BLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center is preferred and will be required within 3 months.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    + Bilingual is preferred.

    + Must have ability to work with culturally diverse people.

    + Requires excellent communication, time management and leadership skills.

    + Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Certified Nursing Assistant - Med Surg - Days
    Valleywise Health    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted about 7 hours    

    Under the direction of the Nurse Manager or Director, this position provides professional skilled age specific nursing care for patients in collaboration with the physician and other disciplines. Under the general supervision of a Registered Nurse, performs patient related tasks to include, direct patient care, vital signs, daily ADLs, clinical procedures and other tasks as requested. The CNA will also communicate patient needs and observed/reported changes in patient condition to supervising Nurse or Physician while documenting all interactions in patient's medical record.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

    + Requires a high school diploma or GED.

    Experience:

    + Prefer at least one (1) year of relevant nursing assistant or healthcare related experience.

    Specialized Training:

    + Must successfully complete approved Valleywise Health computer classes.

    Certification/Licensure:

    + Requires licensure through the AZ Board of Nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

    + Requires BLS. A BLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center is preferred and will be required within 3 months.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    + Bilingual is preferred.

    + Must have ability to work with culturally diverse people.

    + Requires excellent communication, time management and leadership skills.

    + Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Medical Assistant
    Valleywise Health    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted about 7 hours    

    Under the clinical direction of the Physician, Physician Assistant and/or Midlevel Provider, and under operational direction of the FHC/CHC Manager or designee, this position provides professional skilled, age specific care for patients in collaboration with all disciplines. This position demonstrates the professional skills and behaviors to promote comprehensive, cost effective, and meaningful healthcare for consumers in a diverse healthcare environment. Performs patient care, secretarial and technical related services for the neonate thru geriatric patient population in both the back and front office.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

    + Requires a high school diploma or GED.

    + Requires graduation from an accredited program for Medical Assistants or Valleywise Health approved course.

    Experience:

    + Prefer at least one (1) year of relevant related experience, preferably in clinic setting.

    Specialized Training:

    + None

    Certification/Licensure:

    + Requires a BLS card through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center upon hire.

    + Incumbents hired into this position must be must be eligible to sit for one of the two following certification exams:

    + The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification issued by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

    + The Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification issued by American Medical Technologists (AMT).

    + Must have a valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety OR submit a completed Affidavit at time of hire. Must complete fingerprint clearance card application within seven (7) days of hire date. Must present actual card within 90 days of applying for fingerprint clearance card.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    + Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

    + Bilingual is preferred.

    + Must have ability to work with culturally diverse people.

    + Requires excellent communication, time management and leadership skills.

    + Behavioral Health Departments- Pursuant to Arizona Administrative Code R9-10-306 CHAPTER 10 of the Dept. of Health Services, personnel must be at least 21 years of age, or at least 18 years of age and licensed or certified under A.R.S. Title 32, and providing services within the personnel member’s scope of practice.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Medical Assistant Position - Stapley Health Center - Mesa, AZ - MA - Behavioral Health (US-60 / Stapley) $$750 Bonus$$
    TERROS, Inc.    Mesa, AZ 85213
     Posted about 7 hours    

    Overview

    We are pleased to share an exciting opportunity atTerros Health (http://www.terroshealth.org) for a Medical Assistant.

    Terros Health is a healthcare organization of caring people, guided by our core values of integrity, compassion and empowerment. We engage people in whole person health through an integrated care delivery system, thus establishing a medical home for our patients. In caring for the whole person, we focus on overall wellness through physical health, mental health and substance use care. Our mission is to provide extraordinary care by empowered people through exceptional outcomes.

    For the last 50 years, the heart of everything we do is inspiring change for life. We help people manage addiction and mental illness, provide primary medical care, restore families, support our veterans, and connect individuals to the care they need.

    If you are interested in working for one of the State's Leading Integrated Healthcare Organizations that promotes Integrity, Compassion, and Empowerment, we encourage you to apply!

    Terros Health: Extraordinary Care. Empowered People. Exceptional Outcomes.

    Terros Health made the list!! "Most Admired Companies of 2020" as awarded by AZ Big Media.

    Responsibilities

    Terros Health is hiring a Medical Assistant with an interest or experience in Primary Care or Behavioral Health to work at our Stapley Health Center in Mesa, AZ.

    Full-Time Employed: 40 hours/week

    Clinical and Administrative Tasks

    In-Office Assistance For Exams, Follow-Ups, Laboratory & Diagnostic Testing and Screening

    Coordination with Pharmacies and Other Medical Providers

    Completes Prior Authorizations

    Experience Preferred (Primary Care)

    Highly Competitive Compensation

    Bilingual in Spanish is a plus (Additional Language Differential Pay Available)

    Full Benefits Package, including 401K

    Generous PTO/Sick Time (4+ weeks in year 1)

    $$$ STARTING BONUS PLUS 6 MONTH BONUS $$$ TOTAL: $750

    (New Hire Only)

    The Medical Assistant provides supportive services for the medical practitioners, behavioral health patients and primary care patients.

    + Provides ongoing services as a medical assistant to patients in need of medical services for the purpose of establishing and reaching appropriate treatment goals.

    + Prepares patients for examinations, takes medical histories, assists the physician during the examination, explains medical procedures to patients.

    + Coordinates the appropriate client information with the behavioral health and other specialty care offices.

    + Follows up on the pharmacy, clients, staff and all other parties phone calls and coordinates a response back based on the consult with the medical staff.

    + Maintains appropriate knowledge, skill, and coordination of services for this position.

    + Answers phones, schedules appointments, greets patients, and may create correspondence. May assume any, or all of the general clerical duties within the office.

    + Follows up accordingly/promptly on clients requests via phone/letter at the direction of medical practioners. May coordinate with the involved parties on behalf of the client.

    + Updates patient files, schedules medical tests, and arranges for hospital admissions.

    + Follows up on missed medical appointments to appropriately re-engage the patients.

    + Seeks appropriate clinical supervision to ensure the provision of effective supportive services.

    + Establishes appropriate patient documentations, applications, forms that conform to agency guidelines, audit tools best professional practice, and State licensing regulations.

    + Completes client documentations within the established guidelines including but not limited to completion of progress notes on the date of service; completes medical intake paperwork and submits on date of service.

    Apply Online with your resume.

    Qualifications

    + Medical Assistant Diploma and/or Certificate Required .

    + EMR experience: NextGen preferred

    + Excellent communication skills

    + Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism

    + Must have a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance card or apply for an Arizona fingerprint clearance card (Level 1) within 7 working days of assuming role.

    + Must have valid Arizona driver’s license

    + This role is a non-driving position. This position is performed at one location and does not require travel to various Terros Health centers. May be 18 years of age and with less than two years’ driving experience or no driving experience.

    + Must pass a Drug Screen and TB Test

    Physical Demands: Must have high manual dexterity and tactile sensation in hands and fingers to allow for completion of medical procedures.

    Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception.

    Job LocationsUS-AZ-Mesa

    Job ID 2021-5572

    # of Openings 1

    Category Behavioral Health/Social Work

    Program Outpatient

    Weekly Hours 40


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Ophthalmic Technician
    Phoenix Children's Hospital    Scottsdale, AZ 85258
     Posted about 8 hours    

    Ophthalmic Technician

    Position Details

    Department: PCMG-MAIN | Ophthalmology

    Category: Ophthalmology

    Location: Scottsdale

    Posting #: 607346

    Date Posted: 7/21/2021

    Employee Type: Regular

    Position Summary

    The Ophthalmic Technician assists in the delivery of health care and patient care management working one on one with any practice provider.

    PCH Values

    + Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team

    + Excellence in clinical care, service and communication

    + Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals

    + Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future

    + Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

    Position Duties

    + Prepares patients for examination and treatment. This includes obtaining patient history, documenting allergies, obtains current vision measurement, maintains medication list, and generating surgical consent forms. Assists the provider in the course of the patient encounter as requested.

    + Administers medications such as eye drops under physician’s written order.

    + Performs automated visual field in-office testing procedure.

    + Prepares exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments.

    + Maintains supplies and equipment for treatment, including sterilization.

    + Travels with doctor from office to office or hospital, if applicable.

    + Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

    Phoenix Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Phoenix Children’s also provides aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Ld Medical Assistant
    Phoenix Children's Hospital    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted about 8 hours    

    Ld Medical Assistant

    Position Details

    Department: CORP | PCMG Float Pool

    Category: Patient Care Svcs(Tech & Asst)

    Location: Phoenix

    Posting #: 607307

    Date Posted: 7/21/2021

    Employee Type: Regular

    Position Summary

    The Lead Medical Assistant performs all duties of the Medical Assistant while functioning as the resource person to non-licensed staff. This position acts as a working lead for the day to day operations of the designated clinic. The lead is a liaison between management and staff and keeps the leadership team apprised of early personnel issues. The daily duties of this position include direction of work flow and patient care under a licensed health care professional. The position drives communication between clinical staff to ensure safety, quality, and overall process compliance. The Lead Medical Assistant reports to the Manager, Ambulatory Business Operations. Additional direction is received from the Clinical Manager, Division Chief, RN's, PA's and/or Physician Leads as appropriate.

    PCH Values

    + Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team

    + Excellence in clinical care, service and communication

    + Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals

    + Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future

    + Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

    Position Duties

    + Provides floor leadership to assigned clinic(s).

    + Responsibilities include but are not limited to appointment & schedule management, daily room oversight, daily staffing assignment, and compliance monitoring to ensure appropriate standards.

    + Leads and facilitates daily huddles for effective and efficient clinical and service operations.

    + Assists with direct patient care.

    + This position is a working lead that has the ability to work as a Medical Assistant as needed.

    + Communicates effectively to families and co-workers while demonstrating a caring attitude.

    + Initiates first-line service recovery when appropriate.

    + Assists with staff supervision and oversight.

    + Continually monitors staff competency and scope of practice and reports observed concerns to clinical or operational manager as appropriate.

    + Includes monitoring of policies, procedures, and compliance of diagnostic tests including follow up communication with patients.

    + Performs quality audits as directed.

    + Facilitates completion of occurrence reports when needed.

    + Serves as a resource to ensure proper on boarding & training of staff.

    + Specific duties include but are not limited to: preceptor course completion, peer leadership training, service excellence & patient flow expectations, and use of tools for reporting (clinic timing, no-show, health information system and occurrence reporting).

    + Is responsible for successful and effective Interdepartmental and Interdisciplinary collaboration.

    + Collaborates daily with other leads, Business Manager, Clinical Manager, RN's, NP's and Physicians as needed to ensure smooth, efficient flow for quality patient care. Daily reporting includes but is not limited to written &/or verbal documentation of concerns/suggestions to include patient data & staffing concerns, through-put issues/suggestions, and supply/equipment inventory/issues to Manager as appropriate.

    + Works alongside peers with responsibilities in addition to existing patient care role.

    + Is responsible for maintaining credentials, certifications, and licensures.

    + Participates in conferences and meetings for educational growth.

    + Represents the department as a leader (first adopter) on organizational initiatives.

    + Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

    Phoenix Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Phoenix Children’s also provides aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Paramedic Educator
    Northern Arizona Healthcare    Flagstaff, AZ 86011
     Posted about 8 hours    

    The Non-RN Education-CEP Clinical/Lab Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of training programs to the Northern Arizona Healthcare staff, community, and outreach programs in Northern Arizona. These programs will be based up requests and assessed with the needs of the organization.

    Administration

    * Non-RN Educator-CEP Clinical/Lab Coord. is responsible for the week-to-week development, oversight, maintenance and record keeping of all paramedic student lab sessions and clinical experiences.

    * Establishing lab objectives and scheduling lab faculty and preparing necessary equipment.

    * Creating, implementing & maintaining paramedic student scheduling and record keeping for all lab & hospital and field clinical experiences utilizing both physical and electronic records in full compliance with the Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP) standards.

    * Incorporates high and low fidelity simulation into all aspects of paramedic education.

    Facilitation

    * Assesses educational needs through communication with Director of Education and the community.

    * Plans and coordinates the development of the education activities for hospital and outreach training programs based on needs assessments.

    * Implements and evaluates educational activities using adult education techniques.

    * Demonstrates skill to prioritize and coordinate activities.

    Education

    * Reviews education responsibilities and outcomes in areas of identified responsibility in an ongoing approach to meet objectives.

    * Maintains a strong working knowledge of subject matter being presented.

    Compliance/Safety

    * Responsible for reporting any safety-related incident in a timely fashion through the Midas/RDE tool; attends all safety-related training programs; performs work in a safe manner; monitors work environment for possible safety issues and ensures others are also performing work in a safe manner.

    * Stays current and complies with state and federal regulations/statutes and company policies that impact the employee's area of responsibility.

    * If required for the position, ensures all certifications and/or licenses are up-to-date and valid prior to expiration dates.

    * Completes all company mandatory modules and required job-specific training in the specified time frame.

    Education:

    High School Diploma or GED- Required

    Graduate of an accredited Paramedic Training Program- Required

    Bachelor's Degree- Preferred

    Certification and Licensure:

    Current Paramedic certification within the State of Arizona- Required

    AHA (American Heart Association) BLS Instructor- Required

    AHA (American Heart Association) ACLS Instructor- Required

    AHA (American Heart Association) PALS instructor- Required

    Experience:

    4-6 years pre-hospital paramedic experience- Required

    Educational experience at the paramedic level- Required

    Healthcare is a rapidly changing environment and technology is integrated into almost all aspects of patient care. Computers and other electronic devices are utilized across the organization and throughout each department. Colleagues must have an understanding of computers, and competence in using computers and basic software programs.

    Requisition ID: 2021-10295

    Street: 1200 N, Beaver St.

    Full Name: First Last: ALLISON GREGG

    Email Address: Allison.gregg@nahealth.com

    Shift: Days


    Employment Type

    Full Time


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