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Medical Assistant - ED - 40 Hours

at Steward Health Care System

Posted: 9/17/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 36134
Keywords: office

Job Description

Location: Carney Hospital
Posted Date: 9/16/2020
internal 9.16-23
critical care experience

TITLE: Medical Assistant

JOB CODE: CAR-0408

DEPARTMENT: Ambulatory Care

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Practice Manager

DATE: 8/11/16

POSITION SUMMARY:

An allied health professional that supports the work of physicians and other health professionals in the clinic setting.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Actively participate in clinic patient flow, informs physicians of patients’ arrival and room assignment.
  • Accompanies and/or assists patients to the exam room in a professional manner; setting up the exam room and preparing the patient.
  • Obtains patient vital signs, to include height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration. Pulse-oximetry if needed.
  • Enter triage and other data into electronic health record in use.
  • Assist physicians during examinations and procedures
  • Performs EKGs, Labs including UA, urine pregnancy, quick strep testing, stool testing, finger sticks for blood sugars.
  • Perform or assist in the following procedures: vision and ear lavage, simple dressing changes, peak flows, nebulizer treatments, fleets enema administration.
  • Explains test procedures to patients
  • May assist with other support activities, to include packaging and sterilizing equipment and supplies
  • Maintain patient areas clean and safe
  • Maintain and improve knowledge and expertise through continuous training
  • Take inventory of supplies, equipment and medication
  • Ensure clinical areas are well stocked.
  • Ensure expiration dates have not lapsed.
  • Communicate problems and concerns to supervisors
  • Actively participate in team huddles and staff meetings
  • Copying/faxing medical records and related documents
  • Provide excellent customer service by demonstrating positive behaviors towards patients, families/visitors, providers, other department staff, and co-workers.
  • Perform quality assurance activities
  • Initiate, process and follow up on referrals/authorizations.
  • Properly import vital signs into the electronic medical record.
  • Locate and follow computerized orders.
  • Document care and services into the electronic medical record.

  • Review clinic schedules; ensure that lab and imaging results are available for physician review.
  • Attend all training classes to maintain computer skills.
  • Pass all proficiency tests.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and/or needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Ability to read, write, speak and comprehend the English language.
  • Computer skills required
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills required; good team member.
  • Understands basic medical terminology
  • Proficiency in hospital and physician practice computer systems such as Meditech, Athena and other comparable systems.
  • Phlebotomy skills for basic venipuncture.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
  • Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).
  • Understands routine lab and imaging studies including specimen processing, lab requisition, and sorting results.
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  1. Education: High school diploma; graduate from a medical assistant school required.
  2. Experience (Type & Length): One to three years of experience of general patient care (i.e. hospital, physician’s office or ambulatory care setting) preferred.
  3. Certification/Licensure: Certification or eligible for certification as a Medical Assistant required.
  4. Software/Hardware: Proficiency with electronic health record systems (e.g. eCW, Athena, MediTech) preferred
  5. Other:

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