The Medical Assistant is cross-trained on both clinical and administrative responsibilities. The clinical aspects include recording vital signs when interacting with patients, compiling patients' medical histories and administering medications under direction of a supervising physician. The administrative aspects can include everything from scheduling appointments to billing and assisting patients in filling out insurance forms. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Education: High school diploma or GED required
Experience: One to two years of medical office experience is preferred
Certification as Medical Assistant (AAMA) or Registered Medical Assistant(AMT) is required, Current CPR certification
Core Job Responsibilities
Measure and record vital signs, takes patient medical history and chief complaint. Record information accurately in the medical chart.
Prepare exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments and supplies.
Prepare and maintain supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization of equipment.
Assist with scheduling of tests and treatments
Prepare patient for examination
Phlebotomy, finger sticks, and collection of other lab specimens
Assist the provider with exams and minor office surgery
Adhere to and practice appropriate infection control policies and procedures.
Screens, manages, and follows up telephone messages from patients, referrals, and pharmacies
Prepare and send prescriptions electronically per provider's orders
Performs waived lab tests, EKGs, and administers injections
Applies dressing and remove sutures as ordered by the provider
Use CPR skills when required
Dispose of biohazard waste according to state standards
Maintain OSHA requirements and practice OSHA standards
Perform accurate, legal, and ethical documentation at all times
Perform other duties as requested