Float Pool CMA / Prior Authorization Specialist

UnityPoint Health St. Lukes

Requisition ID
Medical Assistants
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
800 First Ave NE
9200 UnityPoint Clinic Affiliate
Cedar Rapids
Administration- CR
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Days Monday through Friday 8-4:30
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


CMA / Prior Authorization Specialist

Clinic Float Pool - Cedar Rapids Region

Full-time: Monday-Friday, Daytime Hours


Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k) Match, Disability Coverage, Paid Time Off/Holidays, Critical Care Coverage, Parental Leave, Annual Pay Raise and more!! 


  • 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. 
  • May be required to draw and collect blood and other samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis. 
  • Apply Nursing Process (assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation within licensure guidelines). 
  • Telephone triage by providing and documenting advice for home care of illness/conditions; conducting follow-up phone calls regarding patient’s health and progress as necessary. 
  • Administer vaccines and ordered medications by oral, IM,SQ or ID routes. 
  • Place urinary catheters and IV per protocol and license.    
  • 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.  
  • Understand impatient and outpatient specialty procedures.  Responsible for compliance with precertification requirements. 
  • Responsible for tracking system for follow-up appointments related to office visits, laboratory tests and procedures to regularly follow patients monitoring disease status. 


  • Graduate of an accredited program for Medical Assisting, LPN or RN.
  • Current license to practice nursing in the State of Iowa/Illinois for Practical Nursing or Registered Nursing, or Medical Assisting Certification (AAMA, NCCT, AMT or NHA certifications accepted).
  • BLS Certification 
  • Previous clinical experience preferred 
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work as a team member. 
  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures. 
  • Strong computer skills. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 

Job ID: 75846

Posted 11 days ago

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