Classified Title: Medical Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $11.95 - $16.44 per/hr. Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30am-5pm Employee subgroup: Salaried Non-exmt Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10002787-SOM DOM Bay Chemical Dependency Personnel area: School of Medicine
The Certified Medical Assistant (MA) in the department of Chemical Dependency has duties and responsibilities related to patient care in the ambulatory clinic environment. The individual displays responsible behaviors, communicates effectively to others and functions as a member of the healthcare team. The CMA functions under the direct supervision and authority of the physician when performing clinical tasks during patient care. The CMA reports to the supervisor and clinic manager, who are responsible for administrative supervision, staff development, and orientation of the MA to the area's policies and procedures. The CMA must demonstrate competency in all skills related to the performance of patient care. The CMA maintains an inventory of examination/procedure room supplies, assists in the organization of efficient patient flow, and organizes the clinic environment to assure patient safety. The CMA demonstrates problem-solving skills as they relate to patient care activities, provides guidance for and acts as a role model for Medical Assistants in the clinical area.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Provide friendly, courteous and confidential assistance to patients and their family members/representatives.
Follow HIPPA guidelines at all times.
Collects patient information and assessment data. Obtains and records patient's vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight and height. Reports assessment findings to practitioner, and records on appropriate documentation forms in a timely manner. Obtains additional data from patient and significant other based on initial data collection. Performs chart review prior to clinic visit to obtain historical data. Documents all data in Epic.
Assists patients to exam room and prepares patients for examination and/or diagnostic procedures. Monitors patient status, recognizing and reporting abnormal findings or changes in condition.
Prepare examination or treatment areas before, during and after patient use.
Maintains and uses principles of aseptic technique and infection control when performing clinical duties and tasks.
Operates clinical equipment according to equipment procedure, as directed by physician (such as electrocardiograph, nebulizer, blood glucose meters, and oxygen equipment).
Recognizes emergency situations, implements emergency procedure according to clinic guidelines, administers first aid including CPR, and maintains emergency equipment and supplies.
Confirms and clarifies written orders prior to implementation of delegated tasks.
Prepares and administers medications, which include intradermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular and intravenous injections as directed by a physician.
Performs in-office lab tests. Appropriately obtains and manages specimens, including labeling and laboratory pick up. Prepares laboratory requisition forms and maintains logbook for tracking labs.
Performs quality controls for waived testing. Acts as a
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