Under supervision of the Clinical Supervisor and in collaboration with medical staff providers; assists in the examination and treatment of clinic patients.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Escorts patient to exam room, documents chief complaint, records vital signs and other relevant medical history in patient electronic record.
- Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients, ensuring room is clean and all needed supplies are available for the provider.
- Gathers past medical and family history and enters information into the patient medical record.
- Cleans and sterilizes instruments as needed.
- Operates electrocardiograph (EKG) machine and other clinical equipment as needed.
- Administers medication including injectable, performs routine lab tests, administers treatment as ordered by the provider, and documents such in the medical record.
- Maintains clean, safely equipped, and adequately supplied examination rooms. Inventories clinical supplies and maintains desired inventory levels.
- Assures that on-site medication is not expired and expired medication is disposed of appropriately.
- Comply with all OSHA requirements and adheres to Universal Precautions at all times.
- Maintains a courteous, helpful, and conscientious attitude in dealing with patients, family members, and co-workers, ensuring professionalism and confidentiality at all times.
- Responsible for preparing patients prior to being attended to by the provider (e.g. completing encounter sheets on patient charts, taking patient vitals, interviewing patients to ascertain reason for being in the clinic). Responsible for performing tests, including but not limited to glucose checks, veni puncture and immunizations, and procedures on patients as authorized by Medical Director or provider. Assists in examination and treatment of patients under direction of provider.
- All other duties as assigned.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
High school diploma and current Certification or Registration as a Medical Assistant is required; or possess an LPN license. Three to six months related experience and/or training preferred; Computer skills.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percents, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Current Certification or Registration as a Medical Assistant through the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) or the American Medical Technologists. Current CPR certification required within 6 months of employment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
MISYS: No Clearance
DENTIX: No Clearance
A4: Level 3