Reporting to the Clinical Nurse Manager, Medical Assistants are responsible for the initial patient assessments and are an integral part of the office visit.
Assessments involve checking patients vital signs, performing a physical exam and obtaining the patients medical history. Vital signs include blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate, pain level and temperature.
The physical exam involves measuring height and weight, as well as looking for deformities or irregularities on the patients body.
A Medical Assistant obtains a medical history by asking patients questions about their medical conditions, medications and allergies. The MA charts all findings into the patient charts and advises the physician of the results.
Additional responsibilities include collecting samples for laboratory testing, shipping specimen to the proper destination, managing medical records, scheduling, assisting with exams and procedures, disinfecting exam rooms, etc.
Duties and Responsibilities
Act as a physicians secretary
Administer oral and injectable medications
Transcribing notes for Health Care Providers
Overseeing office and medical supplies inventory
Assist providers with exams and procedures
Call, fax or escribe prescriptions to pharmacies
Clean and maintain instruments and medical equipment
Collect data about previous health, medical and surgical history from patients
Collect specimens for lab tests
Document on paper or in electronic medical records
Enter data from monitoring and tracking systems such as vaccine and medication refrigerators, sterilization devices and other quality or safety data
Manage medical records
Manage specialty referrals
Measure patent vital signs (pulse, blood pressure, pulse, oxygen, pain and temperature), height and weight
Perform in-office lab tests
Perform specialized testing such as EKGs, vision screening and hearing tests
Provide patient education as directed by the provider or practice manager
Remove staples and stitches
Schedule patient appointments
Schedule surgeries and diagnostic procedures such as CT scans and MRIs
Stock and disinfect exam rooms
Clean: sweep, empty trash and ensure rooms are ready for next day. The provider should not have to leave the room for anything they need to examine the patient.
Excellent customer service skills.
Demonstrated competence with EMR systems, POS systems, computer-based scheduling, email, and written communication.
Ability to lift and carry 25 pounds.
Ability to work weekdays and as late as 7:30 PM.
Ability to multi-task
Ability to work under pressure
Experience within the Health Care Arena
Willingness to learn
Education and Experience
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Bachelors degree preferred
1+ years in a medical office
Experience with EMR (electronic medical records), medical terminology
Previous experience in specific medical field preferred
If interested, please send your resume to email@example.com for consideration.