Graduate of an Approved Medical Assistant Program
1+ years experience is required
SUMMARY AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This
position is responsible for assisting providers and other members of the health
care team in providing high quality patient care.
Incumbents may perform any combination of the
primary duties listed below. This
position description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of all duties,
knowledge, skills or abilities associated with this classification, but is
intended to accurately reflect the primary job elements.
- Assist physician and other providers to examine
and treat patients, including handing instruments or material or
performing such tasks as giving injections or removing sutures. May give
medications or immunizations, administer basic healthcare or medical
treatment, change dressings on wounds, and apply bandages, dressings, or
- Obtains, identifies and records
patients' medical history, vital statistics, prevention data, medications,
chief complaints and other pertinent information; observes, records and
reports pertinent patient symptoms, reactions, condition changes or
information such as test results in medical records.
- Collects, prepares and transports blood,
tissue or other laboratory specimens, logs specimens and prepares for
testing. Performs basic laboratory test, disposes of contaminated supplies
and sterilizes instruments. Performs phlebotomy functions, venipuncture
and skin puncture procedures as requested or required by provider.
- Prepares treatment rooms for patient
examinations, keeping rooms neat, clean and stocked with adequate medical
supplies. Maintains instruments and prepares sterilization as required.
electrocardiogram (EKG) or other medical equipment to administer
routine diagnostic test.
- Prepares patient for visit, keeps them
updated on the status of their appointment and assist with rescheduling or
scheduling follow-up appointments. Instructs patient as to general clinic
policies, patients' rights and responsibilities as needed. Explains treatment
procedures, medications, diets or physician's instructions.
- Performs clerical duties in support of
patient services to include but not limited to front desk support, patient
registration and check-out,
answering phones, filing/assembling charts completing tab sets, computer
data entry, transcribing orders and ordering test.
- Other duties as assigned.
MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT
OPERATED: Various medical and
diagnostic equipment and tools.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of an approved Medical
EXPERIENCE: One (1) consecutive year of experience as a Certified
Medical Assistant preferred
OR CERTIFICATION: Current documentation
of a national certification as a Certified Medical Assistant through the
American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or for the Registered Medical
Assistant (RMA) through the American Medical Technologists (AMT). Must also
have current CPR certification.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of current Medical Assistant
principles and protocols (clinical and clerical)
- Knowledge of policies and
procedures related to infection control, universal precautions, environmental
safety and patient confidentiality
- Knowledge of medical chart
reporting/records in an electronic medical record.
- Skill in appropriate assessment
and assistance techniques
- 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 and
professionally interact with patients, families, staff and others
- Ability to adapt to changing
demands; ability to plan, organize, prioritize and complete delegated
tasks; ability to communicate clearly.
REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
DEMANDS: Frequent walking and standing, lifting and
moving patients, equipment and supplies.
Heavy Work - Exerting up to 150 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or up to 75 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 30 pounds of force
constantly to move objects. (May be further defined as "with or
Exposure to infectious agents.