General Summary: Responsible for assisting medical staff in performing clinical and administrative tasks to support the clinical workflow, under the direction of the practice administrator and or the physician.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
- Work collaboratively with physicians and other health team members to coordinate the patient care activities.
- Assist in performing exams, diagnostic procedures, treatments, and minor medical procedures.
- Helps licensed medical provider to gather medical history information and taking vital signs.
- Provides patient education materials and communicates physician advice/instructions to patients.
- Prepare and administer single dose oral medication as ordered by the physician for immediate self-administration. Administers medication, excluding IV, as ordered by the physician
- Perform simple laboratory tests and screenings
- Documents medications dispensed/prescribed, and test result in medical records.
- Helps stock department equipment and supplies.
- Apply principles of aseptic technique and infection control. Perform sterilization technique. Comply with quality assurance practices.
- Scheduling and authorization for imaging studies; CT, MRI, Bone Scan’s.
- Comprehension of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Familiarity with health care systems, regulations, policies and functions.
- Knowledge of equipment, supplies, and materials needed for medical treatment. Understanding of basic laboratory procedures including preparation and screening.
- Familiar with documentation standards.
- Awareness of infectious disease management and control and safety standards.
- Knowledge of body mechanics.
- Skill in appropriately taking vital signs, phlebotomy ( can train right candidate).
- Skill in maintaining a clutter-free, organized exam area.
- Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, and customer service.
- Read, comprehend and follow verbal and written physician orders. To perform simple mathematical calculations for drug dosages.
- Capable of working in a fast-paced clinical environment, able to handle several tasks at one time, and remain calm under pressure.
- Ability to respond flexibly to changing workload or patient assignments.
- Ability to use department supplies and equipment in a cost-efficient, effective manner.
- Ability to communicate effectively as a health care team member. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers; work as a team environment.
- Must demonstrate cultural competence working with a diverse patient population with significant socio-economic issues.
- Ability to demonstrate full range of motion, eye–hand coordination, manual/finger dexterity and agility.
- High school diploma preferred.
- Preferred successful completion of state-approved medical assistant training program; minimum 160 hours of supervised clinical training or similar office experience.
- Minimum of one year patient-care experience preferred.
- Office experience preferred.