Who We Are
Recognized as one of the best pediatric practices in the Northshore for more than 10 years, we take pride in the individualized care we provide to every child and his or her family. Everyone, from our board certified physicians to our office staff, provide the highest level of pediatric care combined with compassionate concern for the overall welfare of our patients.
The Certified Medical Assistant acts as a valued team member by providing clinical support in direct patient care. The Certified Medical Assistant collaborates with physicians and other multidisciplinary team members and supports healthcare providers by carrying out clinical request, while remaining within their certification guidelines. The Certified Medical Assistant is responsible for acting as a team member at all times and is committed to representing the mission of the Kids First Pediatric Partners.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
- Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; reviewing and/or recording medical history past and present, social history and family history; taking vital signs; confirming reason for visits
- Supports patient care delivery by assisting healthcare providers during examinations.
- Obtains and prepares laboratory specimens; performing CLIA waived laboratory tests on the premises as dictated by the manufacturer’s instructions. Disposes of contaminated supplies following OSHA guidelines and adheres to office infection control standards.
- Documents patient care services, including CLIA–waived test results by recording the information in the patient’s Electronic Health Record.
- Administers medications as ordered by the provider and documents appropriately.
- Knowledge of the Pediatric Immunization Schedule; administers multiple vaccines; answers general questions for parents.
- Sterilizes medical instruments according to the office policy and procedure.
- Maintains patient confidentiality at all times in accordance to the national standards established by HIPAA.
- Maintains a cooperative relationship among healthcare teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods.
Hours: This full-time position requires the ability to work two closing shifts (8:00pm close) and a rotating weekend.