POSITION SUMMARY: Provides primary health care services to patient; assists with various procedures; assures that physician's patient schedule flows smoothly and efficiently on a daily basis.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Prepares patient for physician exam by taking blood pressure, temperature, weight, height, and updating patient chart with current health information.
Assists physician in examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patient.
Schedules patient testing with appropriate departments and hospital admissions. Prepares and orders diagnostic tests including x-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory tests according to physician orders and
informs patient with instructions and follow-up.
Prepares and administers medication and immunizations as prescribed by physician and according to state and federal regulations.
Takes phone calls from patients seeking medical advice, consults with physician for care instructions and calls patient with follow-up information.
Documents according to established standards.
Assures rooms are adequately supplied and cleaned after each patient; puts equipment away after each procedure; puts biohazardous material in proper waste containers. Cleans and prepares instruments for sterilization in surgery department.
Maintains and restocks medications and medical supplies. Orders medications and supplies as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned or as opportunities arise.
Degree from an accredited Medical Assistant program.
Current Medical Assistant certification or with 6 months of employment.
Reports directly to the Clinic Director and Clinic Supervisor.
Works directly with physicians and nursing staff.
Occasional contact with staff from other patient care departments.
Extensive contact with patients.
Regular contact with families.
Occasional contact with the public.
Work is performed largely in a pleasant hospital environment.
Frequently works near moving mechanical parts, has risk of electrical shock and radiation
Occasionally work in outside weather conditions, wet/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals
Regular exposure to hazardous material such as needle punctures, blood and body fluids.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.