The Medical Assistant is to provide assistance to the licensed-medical provider in multiple settings including the clinic and surgical settings.
They are to provide safe, knowledgeable, compassionate individualized care to all patients. Responsible for the following, based on the needs of the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as a patient advocate during patient exam and treatment
Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
Show patients to examination rooms, procedure rooms or operative rooms and prepare them for the physician.
Record patients' medical history, medications, allergies, vital statistics and information such as test results in medical records.
Ensure proper consent forms are obtained prior to preparing a patient for treatment
Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician following safety protocol of right dose, right patient, right route, right drug and noting expiration date
Collect blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing.
Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets, wound care instructions and physicians' instructions to patients.
Help physicians examine and treat patients, handing them instruments and materials or performing such tasks as giving injections and removing sutures.
Under Provider direction, authorize drug refills and provide prescription information to pharmacies.
Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean.
One (1)+ year experience in a medical setting, preferred
Certified as a Medical Assistant by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) or other recognized
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements
Thorough knowledge of medical terminology, required.
Knowledge of sterile technique, anatomy, and medications
Detail oriented, professional attitude, reliable
Management and organizational skills to support the leadership of this function
Ability to follow or provide verbal & written instructions with sufficient grammar and spelling skills to avoid mistakes or misinterpretations
Interpersonal skills to support customer service, functional, and team mate support needs Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
Mathematical and / or analytical ability for basic to intermediate problem solving
Basic to intermediate computer operation Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
Specialty knowledge of systems relating to job function
Knowledge of state and federal regulations for this position; general understanding of HIPAA guidelines