The work involves performing clerical and patient oriented clinical tasks and direct patient care at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation. This is a paraprofessional position responsible for assisting with patient screening, registration and discharge, performing routine patient point of care screening and clerical functions. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a higher level technical or professional employee with leeway for the exercise of independent judgment. Supervision is not a function of this position. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Registers patients using electronic software;
Performs point of care testing and documents results;
Obtains and records vital signs; reports abnormal values to Registered Nurse;
Performs 12 lead EKG's;
Enters orders, obtains patient results and makes clinic appointments using electronic software;
Assists with patient scheduling and discharge;
Answers the telephone providing information and taking information;
Copies and faxes records to other facilities;
Stocks exam rooms as needed, orders medical supplies and checks and changes sharp containers as needed;
Adapts to new products and procedures in a timely manner and provides related educations to co-workers;
Attends staff meetings and annual in-service programs as well as other programs pertinent to assigned clinical area.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Good knowledge of medical terminology and medical secretarial procedures; good knowledge of assigned clinical area; ability to use electronic software and a computer terminal; ability to communicate effective, both orally and in writing; ability to perform routine clinical tests in a competent and efficient manner; willingness to float to other clinical areas; tact; courteous; professional; confidentiality; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; and:
A) Completion of a one (1) year Medical Office Assistant Program or;
B) Completion of a Medical Office Assistant Program which is less than one (1) year in duration and Medical Office Assistant experience in a clinic or healthcare setting that together equals one (1) year.
Possession of a Medical Office Assistant Certification within twelve (12) months of appointment.
NOTE: The Medical Office Assistant Program must be accredited through the New York State Education Department, the Commissioner of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education (ABHE).
NOTE: Verifiable part time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full time experience requirements.