Responsible for performing a variety of duties that may be both clinical and administrative tasks. This includes assisting physicians with patient care and handling clerical, environmental and organizational tasks. Expected to provide information to patients so that they benefit from the clinical services.
- Check schedules, organize patient flow, room patients.
- Collect patient history including medications and reason for visit, chart in EMR, relay information
- Check vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature), measure height and weight, take EKGs
- Set up equipment, maintain cleanliness of exam rooms, order supplies, keep exam rooms stocked
- Assist with minor procedures, handle specimens, do CLIA waived tests
- Send and receive medical records, obtain Lab & Test Results
- Ensure patient results are reviewed by physician in a timely manner, provide appropriate followup as directed
- Follow HIPAA guidelines
- Other duties as necessary
- High School Diploma or GED
- Medical Assistant Diploma from accredited institution or community college
- Appropriate Certifications in Medical Assisting, EKGs and Phlebotomy
- Knowledge of Medical Terminology
- Computer skills including knowledge of EMRs
- Minimum one year of recent experience working in a medical facility or provider's office
- And/or documented evidence of externship in a medical office
- EKGs, vital signs, venipuncture experience
Medical Assistants may spend a great deal of their professional day walking, standing, moving and manipulating equipment, as well as lifting and moving objects, equipment and supplies. It is reasonable to anticipate lifting 20-25 pounds in any given day. Bending or twisting of the body may also be a frequent occurrence.