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.
- 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
- 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.