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.
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,
ACCOUNTABILITIES: Supports the mission, vision and values of the
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
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.
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
Maintains current knowledge of trends in the
Must have basic computer skills.
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
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
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.