A Medical Assistant (MA) performs a wide variety of nursing care services to patients under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, nurse practitioner, or physician. MAs work with adolescent and adult patients. The MA has face-to-face and telephone contact with patients, family members, physicians and other healthcare workers where courtesy, sensitivity and confidentiality are essential.
Prepare patients for appointment (e.g. greet patients and escort to exam room, collect and document vital signs; document patient reason for visit, current medications, allergies, smoking status and pharmacy of choice in electronic medical record). Assist patients in moving from carts, wheelchairs, etc. onto exam tables.
Perform phlebotomy and Point of Care testing including rapid strep tests, urine dipsticks, glucose tests and urine pregnancy tests.
Perform procedure and tasks (e.g. EKGs, aerosol nebulizer treatments, basic visual acuity tests, ear and eye irrigation, peak flow testing and particulate respirator fit tests. Examine, clean and dress wounds, bites, burns; apply elastic bandages, arm slings, knee immobilizers and finger splints; fit patients for crutches and teach crutch-walking ).
Assist providers with procedures (e.g. wound care or PAP smear)
Maintain general appearance and cleanliness of exam rooms and nursing station (e.g. bag soiled linen and distribute clean linen, prepare and transport instruments for sterilization, monitor level of clinic supplies, stock exam rooms and store new items upon delivery).
Schedule patient appointments and assist with check in of patients.
Review and prepare patient forms for signature by nurse and/or physician.
Effective and appropriate application of medical knowledge
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
High School diploma required
Completion of medical assistant training
Completion of phlebotomy training
Preferred: 2 years in ambulatory care setting
Licenses and Certifications:
Certified Medical Assistant Certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants.
Phlebotomy certification: PBT (ASCP) / NPA / ACA
Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification (desirable)
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Ability to collect and process specimens collected from patients
Ability to Use Standard Office Equipment
Ability to collect and record vital signs
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Ability to sit or stand for 4 hours or more.
Ability to use computers extensively for 4 hours or more.
Work may involve assisting patients in transferring to and from chairs, wheelchairs, exam tables and gurneys. Current lifting procedures must be followed.
Duties performed require potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Occupational risk for exposure to infectious material and communicable diseases.
Required annual TB control training and/or other health screenings.
Must be available to work weekdays from 8:00am-6:00pm and Saturdays from 8:00am-2:00pm. Scheduled work hours may change depending on clinic needs. Rotating schedule including 4, 6, 8, 9 or 10 hour shifts may be required.
Work may be performed in varied locations inside/outside of the clinical setting including other campus or offsite locations.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the RESUME/CV section of the application.
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