Job: MEDICAL ASSISTANT, CERTIFIED
Job Description Occ Summary
Perform routine administrative and patient care supportive duties in a Health System medical practice to assist medical and/or nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients and ensure office runs smoothly.
The 1A Endocrine Clinic is a fast paced clinic that sees patients with a variety of chronic conditions including diabetes, thyroid problems and other glandular disorders, as well as lipid, bone, and metabolic disorders. The clinic has 25 providers and sees 120-130 patients per day. Ideal candidates would be proactive, problem solvers, teamwork oriented, and have a passion for patient and family teaching.
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm with occasional late shifts.
No weekends or holidays.
Administrative duties may include but not limited to the
Update and file patient medical records
Fill out insurance forms
Arrange for hospital admissions
Arrange for laboratory services
Handle billing and bookkeeping.
Perform other administrative duties as directed.
Clinic Duties may include but not limited to the following:
Assist medical and nursing staff in a variety of tasks
Taking medical histories and recording vital signs
Explaining treatment procedures to patients
Preparing patients for examinations and procedures
Assisting the physician during the examination and procedures
Collect and prepare laboratory specimens
Perform basic laboratory tests on the premises
Dispose of contaminated supplies
Sterilize medical instruments.
Promote patient/family understanding of the educational content
and his/her involvement in the plan of care, and document in patient record.
Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician
Authorize drug refills as directed
Telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy. Draw blood
Prepare patients for x-rays, tests and procedures. Take electrocardiograms
Remove sutures/ staples. Change sterile and non-sterile dressings.
Perform other clinical functions as delegated and supervised by the physician.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Good customer service skills.
Work requires the ability to understand andfollow oral and written instructions generally acquired through a high school
education and medical assistant programming.
Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchair
patients may be required.
Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that are applicable to work performed.
Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved
in administering routine and special treatments to patients.
Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health and safety precautions applicable for work in a clinic setting.
Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety
Age specific competencies.
Daily clinic preparation process; registration, scheduling, charge posting, order entry.
Able to document and communicate pertinent information
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and clinic staff
Graduation from accredited Medical Assistant program strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation required.
No experience required.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Certification by AAMA or AMT required.