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Medical Assistant

Potomac Physician Associates Bethesda, MD

  • Salary $16 to $18 Hourly
  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, 401k, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time

Primary Care Practice seeking full-time MA. M-F 8:30-5:30pm. Proficient in EMR, phlebotomy, vital signs, administering injections and administrative clinical tasks.
Must be a motivated team-player and able to multi-task. Pre-employment drug test and PPD required.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  1. Fulfills patient care responsibilities as assigned that may include checking schedules and organizing patient flow; accompanying patients to exam rooms; assisting patients as needed with walking transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc.; collecting patient history; performing screenings per provider guidelines; assisting physicians/physician assistants with various procedures; charting; relaying instructions to patients/families; answering calls, and providing pertinent information.
  2. Fulfills clerical responsibilities as assigned that may include sending/receiving patient medical records; obtaining lab/X-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc.; completing forms/requisitions as needed; scheduling appointments; verifying insurance coverage and patient demographics; obtaining prior authorizations; managing and updating medical records to ensure that information is complete and filed appropriately.
  3. Fulfills environmental responsibilities as assigned that may include setting up instruments and equipment according to PPA protocols; cleaning exam rooms, instruments, and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control; cleaning sterilizer according to scheduled maintenance program and keeping appropriate records; ordering and storing supplies; and restocking exam rooms.
  4. Fulfills organizational responsibilities as assigned including respecting/promoting patient rights; responding appropriately to emergency codes; sharing problems relating to patients and/or staff with immediate supervisor.
  5. Fulfills clinical medical assisting responsibilities that vary according to state law, which may include medical/surgical asepsis, sterilization, instrument wrapping and autoclaving; checking vital signs or measurements; physical examination preparations; clinical pharmacology; drug administration through various routes including injections; prescription verifications with physician’s orders; minor surgery assists including surgical tray set-up pre/post surgical care, applying dressings, and suture removal; biohazard waste disposal and monitoring; therapeutic modalities; instructing patients with assistive devices, body mechanics, and home care; laboratory procedures including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines; quality control methods; CLIA-waived testing; capillary punctures and venipuncture; specimen handling such as urine, throat, vaginal, stool, and sputum; electrocardiography,spirometry including mounting, emergency triage, and first aid. Medical assistants must adhere to the MA scope of practice in the laboratory.
  6. Ability to schedule appointments and sending messages via EHR and electronically through Patient Portal.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

Education: High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED), medical assistant diploma from an accredited vocational institution, or a community college course in medical assisting.

Experience: Minimum one year of recent experience working in a medical facility as a medical assistant and/or documented evidence of externship completed in a medical office. Electrocardiogram (EKG), vital signs, venipuncture, capillary, and injection current experience.

Other Requirements: Current documentation of a national certification for the registered medical assistant (RMA) through the American Medical Technologists (AMT) or for the certified assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Must possess a current CPR certification and current health records with the appropriate immunizations to work in the health care field (hepatitis B and tuberculosis).

Potomac Physician Associates

Why Work Here?

Great Benefits, Monday-Friday with flexible clinical hours, PA's and NP's will have their own schedule for clinical hours

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10215 Fernwood Rd, 100, Bethesda, MD 20817
Bethesda, MD
Posted: over a month ago