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Job Details
Medical Assistant - Physician Office (043544)
 
Job Number: 043544
Job Title: Medical Assistant - Physician Office
Number of Openings: 1
Job Type (Employment Type): Full Time, 80 hours per 2 week pay period
City: Cape Girardeau
Job Schedule: Day Shift
Job Category: Other Nursing
Career Level: Staff
Minimum Level of Education: No Minimum
Years of Experience: 1
 
Position Description

The Medical Assistant performs a variety of patient care activities to assist physician/nurse practitioner and nurses with day to day operations. Responsible for supplies in work area and maintaining a safe working environment.

Other Skills and/or Knowledge Required: Knowledge of medical terminology and examination, diagnostic, and treatment room procedures. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to maintain a safe working environment.

Patient Triage/Flow and Education - Escorts patients to exam room. Appropriately documents patient's vital sign's, current medications and concerns, accurately communicates to physician. Issue education material and assists in application and patient instruction.

Coworker Communication - Practices in a collaborative relationship with team members and other departments. Communicates patients information accurately. Gives pertinent information to appropriate person. Ensures continuity of pertinent information among other staff. Consistently clarifies with nurse questions regarding physician's orders.

Patient Communication - Implements safe and appropriate practice. Provides emotional and psychological support for patients and families. Is knowledgeable of appropriate stages of age growth and development. Communications and care provided is age appropriate.

Preparation - Prepares exam rooms and instruments for examination and testing. Stocks supplies and sterilizes instruments.

Assistance - Assists physicians and nurses with minor diagnostic procedures and treatments as directed. Assists other staff with day to day office operations as needed. Schedules patients for testing procedures, lab and return appointments accurately and in a timely fashion. Call patients back regarding results of test/procedures.

Preparation - Prepare charts for daily schedule. Monitor physicians schedule regarding vacation, follow-up visits, coverage and appointments. Processes orders accurately. Maintains the patient's medical record. Accurately posts and maintains information in chart. Removes duplication of information and/or unnecessary papers from chart. Assures physician progress notes and/or orders are available for use during patient care. Ensures lab reports, x-rays, and other information is in the patient record.

Procedures/Medication - Accurately performs diagnostic testing and procedures such as EKGs, x-rays, no-waived CLIA testing and administers medication. Assists physicians with other testing as required.

Position Requirements

Degree/Diploma: High School Diploma;  Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) preferred, but not required.  

Certification/License Title: CPR Certification

Years of Experience: 1 year experience in a physician practice

Additional Skills & Experience Requirements: Skill in taking vital signs. Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and public. Ability to maintain quality control standards and react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to communicate clearly, as well as understand and respond to detailed oral and written instructions. Basic computer skills required. Ability to learn and perform diagnostic testing/procedures such as x-rays and non-waived testing.