The best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!
Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at Penn Highlands DuBois (PH DuBois), like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.
PH DuBois offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, PH DuBois is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.
The Medical Assistant, in support of the physician or mid-level provider will assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of patient care in the office. He/she will be required to coordinate the care with other PH DuBois services, or outside health care providers. The Medical Assistant will serve as a liaison between the physician, the mid-level provider and all other health care providers.
*Complies with PH DuBois policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations
Observe patient presenting themselves for registration by asking questions and noting physical signs for serious medical and/or psychiatric problems which may require immediate medical attention.
Interviews patients, measures vital signs, such as pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height, and records information on patients' charts using age appropriate procedures.
Compile and record patient medical history, problem list, medications and other pertinent data for providers.
Communicating pertinent information to providers, supervisors and coworkers to ensure patient throughput.
Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients.
Drapes patients with covering and positions instruments and equipment. Hands instruments and materials to doctor as directed.
Performs EKG’s by attaching and connecting electrodes and monitoring for abnormal patterns and keying information into machine.
Records information such as Physicians' orders and instructions, dietary requirements, and medication information, on patient charts and medical records.
Schedules test and procedures by telephone or fax with appropriate departments as directed by the physician.
Collects payment from patient and secures it until it can be delivered to DRMC Business Office.
Inventories and orders medical supplies and materials.
Maintains through knowledge of basic office procedure, equipment, and policies.
Copies medical records, completes insurance forms and reports, and handles all internal and external communications and correspondence.
Files charts using numerical and color coding system.
Keys data into computer to maintain office and patient records.
ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIES- PHLEBOTOMY
Performs the following laboratory tests according to procedure:
- Accu Checks for glucose
- Macroscopic urinalysis (dipstix)
- Occult blood
- Hemoglobin by Hemacue
- Rapid Strep
- Serum Pregnancy
- Performs QC and takes appropriate action when QC is out
- Centrifugation of blood specimens
Performs the proper procedures to obtain specimens for laboratory tests, i.e., blood, cultures, 24-hour urines, fasting specimens, nasal smears, and urinalysis
Performs phlebotomy techniques for adult and pediatric venipuncture in various sites, i.e., arm, hand, and wrist; for finger sticks and heel sticks
Demonstrates knowledge of all phlebotomy equipment, i.e., needles, tubes, etc. and routine laboratory requests, and specimen requirements
Attaches the proper referral form with orders forwarded to DRMC West Laboratory for blood specimens
Other duties as directed.
**Position to float within Women's Care/Life's Journey offices in DuBois, Clearfield, and Punxsutawney.
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Completion of a Clinical Medical Assistant program or Completion of a Medical Assistant program with eligibility to sit for NCCT certification or NHA certification.
- NCCT or NHA certification must be obtained within 2 years of start date.
- Experience in administrative office procedures within a physician office.
- Healthcare provider CPR certification through the American Heart Association within the first year of hire.
- Clinical Medical Assistant certification through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) must be obtained after successful completion of verified 2 years Medical Assistant experience (2 year anniversary).