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Medical Assistant

UGI Providence, RI
  • Expired: 27 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Medical Assistant

General Summary of Duties: Responsible for providing rooming of patients, chart documentation and medicine reconciliation. Assists physician and staff in coordinating patient care. Functions as primary liaison between patients, staff and physician.

Reports to : Supervising doctor and Site Supervisor

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Major Responsibilities/Tasks:

· Assesses patient's general condition and takes vital signs and weight.

· Maintains exam rooms for necessary supplies and materials. Ensures cleanliness. Prepares list of medical supplies needed. Prepares equipment and aids physician during treatment, examination and testing of patients, when appropriate.

· Educates patient/family about diagnostic procedures, nutrition and maintenance of health and wellness.

· Greets patients and prepares them for physician examination. Screens patients for appropriate information. Instructs patients in collection of samples and tests.

· Maintains/reviews patient records, charts and other pertinent information. Records tests and examination results in patient's chart.

· Responds to/refers incoming patient treatment-related phone calls. Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions.

· Maintains patient confidentiality.

· Schedule referrals and tests.

· Perform other related duties as directed or required.

EDUCATION: High school diploma or Equivalent

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5 years medical assistant experience.

REQUIREMENTS:

· Medical Assistant Certification preferred

KNOWLEDGE: The jobholder must demonstrate current competencies applicable to the job position.

· Knowledge of basic medical principles and protocols.

· Knowledge of policies and procedures related to infection control, environmental safety and patient confidentiality (HIPAA) .

· Knowledge of medical chart reporting/records.

SKILLS:

· Skill in appropriate assessment and assistance techniques.

· Skill in appropriate use of universal precautions, safe workplace and confidentiality methods.

· Skill in health information management by appropriately charting patient data.

ABILITIES:

· Ability to work effectively as a team member with physicians and other staff.

· Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

· Ability to appropriately interact with patients, families, staff and others.

· Ability to flexibly respond to changing demands.

· Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and direct the work of others.

· Ability to communicate clearly.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS: Varied activities including standing, walking, reaching, bending and lifting. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Must be able to use a variety of office equipment. Occasionally lifting and carrying files up to 30 pounds. May require working under stressful conditions.

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal office and exam room environment. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment.

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Job Type: Full-time

Application Questions

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· How many years of medical assistant experience do you have?

· Do you have a Medical Assistant Certification?

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Why Work Here?

Leading Gastroenterology Practice

Address

33 Staniford Street
Providence, RI
USA