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Medical Assistant


Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
Vero Beach, FL
United States

Accepts NHA Certifications
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time

Job Description

BASIC FUNCTION:              To provide care for clinic patients following established standards and practices.  Performs a variety of assisting procedures of a routine nature requiring limited skills.  Monitors and responds to patient needs and concerns as directed by the patient’s physician.  Also performs phlebotomy and EKG under the direction of the physician.

 

SUPERVISORY

ACCOUNTABILITY:            None

 

NATURE AND SCOPE:        Under the direction of the physician, the Medical Assistant I’s primary responsibility is to become independent in assisting the physician with performing all procedures regularly performed in the office environment.

 

Consistently interacts professionally and cooperatively with customers (e.g., patients, co-workers, physicians, visitors).

 

PRINCIPAL

ACCOUNTABILITIES:        Supports the mission, vision and values of the hospital.

 

Responsible for working in a safe and protective manner at all times, keeping in mind that safety and environmental hazards are the responsibility of all employees for themselves, other staff members and patients.

 

Assists physicians in all aspects of practice.

 

Performs phlebotomy and/or EKG’s as requested by physicians.

 

Provides direct and individualized care based on the application of scientific principles under the supervision of the physician.

 

Prepares patients prior to the physicians examination by carrying out certain procedures; screening and recording pertinent pre exam data, vital signs, heights and weights as applicable, obtains specimens.

 

Sets-up, prepares equipment and assists the physician with patient exams, testing and/or special procedures, pelvic exams, pap smears, suturing biopsies, EKG’s, minor surgeries, etc.  Ensures that appropriate special consents are provided and obtained if appropriate.

 

Performs general care to patients and administers medications and treatments under the supervision of the physician.

 

Observes, records and reports patient’s condition and/or reaction to medications and treatments to the physician.

 

CORE

COMPETENCIES:              Maintains good relationships with patients and other staff members.  Works well with other people.

 

Demonstrates ability to effectively deal with difficult customers (e.g., patients, co-workers, physicians, visitors, auxilians).

 

Must be able to communicate clearly with staff and patients both verbally and in writing.

 

Must be able to hear and communicate on the telephone.

 

Must have manual dexterity and visual acuity to use office equipment.

 

Maintains current knowledge of trends in the healthcare field.

 

Must have basic computer skills.

 

MINIMUM

REQUIREMENTS:                High School Diploma or equivalent required.

 

Completion of a Medical Assisting course or equivalent.

 

CPR required (must be from American Heart Association or American Red Cross).

 

Medical Assistant Registration or Certification preferred.  New hires must become either registered or certified within one (1) year of hire.

 

Phlebotomy Certification preferred.

 

Radiology Technologist (one licensed tech is required on site) preferred.

 

Minimum of one year of experience in clinical setting required.

 

Physical Demands:              Medium work – lifting up to 50 pounds on an infrequent basis (less than one lift every three minutes) and/or carrying up to 25 pounds while walking.  Pushing or pulling up to 75 pounds infrequently or up to 115 pounds occasionally (no more than once per hour).

 

Ergonomic Risk Factors:       Repetition: Repeating the same motion over and over again places stress on the muscles and tendons.  The severity of risk depends on how often the action is repeated, the speed of the movement, the required force and muscles involved.

 

Awkward Posture:  Posture is the position your body is in and its effect on the muscle groups that are involved in the physical activity.  Awkward postures include repeated or prolonged reaching, bending, kneeling, squatting, working overhead with your hands or arms, or holding fixed positions.

 

Working Conditions:              Blood borne Pathogen Exposure Risk Category A:  WILL have exposure to blood or body fluids.


 
Job Requirements
MINIMUM
REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or equivalent required.

Completion of a Medical Assisting course or equivalent.

CPR required (must be from American Heart Association or American Red Cross).

Medical Assistant Registration or Certification preferred. New hires must become either registered or certified within one (1) year of hire.

Phlebotomy Certification preferred.

Radiology Technologist (one licensed tech is required on site) preferred.

Minimum of one year of experience in clinical setting required.
Employer
Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
Allison Meyer

Vero Beach FL
United States