Medical Assistant


A medical assistant assists health care providers with patient triage care, environmental, and organizational tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fulfills patient care responsibilities efficiently as assigned which may include but are not be limited to:
    • Introducing oneself and accompanying patients to exam/procedure room;
    • Assisting patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc.;
    • Collecting patient history;
    • Performing screenings per provider guidelines;
    • Assisting providers with various procedures; charting; relaying instructions to patients/families;
    • Providing pertinent information to patients;
    • Learning blood draw and lab function.
  • Fulfills environmental responsibilities efficiently as assigned which may include but are not be limited to:
    • Setting up instruments and equipment according to practice protocol;
    • Cleaning exam/procedure rooms, instruments, and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control and tidiness;
    • Cleaning sterilizer according to scheduled maintenance program and keeping appropriate records;
    • Sorting, and storing supplies;
    • Restocking exam/procedure rooms so that each room is fully functional at all times.
  • Fulfills organizational responsibilities efficiently as assigned which may include but are not be limited to:
    • Learns and becomes proficient with the clinic’s electronic medical records system
    • HIPAA regulations;
    • Respecting and promoting patient rights;
    • Responding appropriately to emergencies;
    • Working as a team member;
    • Demonstrates cooperative work attitude toward and with physicians, co-employees, management, patients, visitors and sales representatives.
    • Identifies ways to improve practice operations.
  • Performs other duties as required or directed by providers and management.

Working Conditions

  • Position requires work in medical office environment 100% of the time.
  • Exposure to bio-hazardous materials and medical chemicals is minimal.
  • Uses voice a significant amount of time, while communicating with patients and other GPWHC team members.
  • Is susceptible to communicable disease transmitted by patients and co-workers

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED, some college preferred.
  • Completion of program in medical assisting.
  • Maintains current CPR and First Aid certifications
  • OB/GYN office experience preferred with the ability to demonstrate proficiency and understanding of the complete functions of a medical assistant.