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Medical Assistant - Pediatrics

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for quality of patient care she/he provides to patients while adhering to the standards of practice
  • Opens patient areas, prepares patient schedules and patient medical records following standard procedures
  • Establishes reason for patient visit and prepares patient accordingly. Provides direct and indirect care following standard procedure while identifying and recording physical findings
  • Takes patient blood pressure, height, weight, pulse, temperature and/or respiration and complete history information during patient visit
  • Prepares and assists nurses, providers and others with office procedures within specific competency
  • Performs and assists with routine to moderately difficult treatment procedures under the direction of a nurse or provider, such as urine cultures, pregnancy test, throat cultures, etc
  • Collects specimens and transports them to laboratory following standard procedure
  • Assists with patient teaching as directed by registered nurse or physician of areas of specific competency
  • Identifies and reports emergency situations to nursing and providers and assists in emergency as competency will allow
  • Participates in staff meetings, gives input and feedback during meetings
  • Supports multiple office functions such as patient check in and out, answering phone, scheduling, etc., and provides cross-coverage to clerical roles as directed
  • Maintains open communication with all members of the healthcare team
  • Processes medication renewals following standard procedures. Checks appropriate notes, pertinent lab results and orders lab results that are required, selects appropriate pharmacy, and pends correct medication, dosage, sig, and number of refills before routing to appropriate provider for approval
  • Phones patients with normal laboratory results under the supervision of the provider following standard procedures
  • Assists in the organization of the clinical unit including stocking of exam rooms
  • Utilizes patient care equipment appropriately and safely. Incorporates the proper requirements in operating department specific equipment to provide safe patient care
  • Identifies and corrects abnormal conditions within scope of responsibility under the supervision of nurse or provider
  • Provides care to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients
  • May perform a variety of medical assistant duties relevant to specific assigned specialty as described in the specialty medical assistant skills list
  • Works as a member of the clinical team to provide quality, timely service to patients
  • Ensures adequate inventory of office supplies and printed materials. Maintains general files and supplies
  • Participates in orientation and staff development activities as requested
  • Works with the MA team, providers and practice manager to continually improve patient flow within the department
  • Complies with health and safety requirements and with regulatory agencies such as DPH, etc
  • Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives
  • Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, seminars, etc
  • Attends a variety of meetings, conferences, and seminars as required or directed
  • Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed
  • Regular, reliable and predicable attendance is required

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Successful completion of medical assistant program.
  • Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS-CPR) or completed within 90 days of date of hire for positions in direct patient care areas
  • Knowledge of office and laboratory procedures
  • Knowledge of a variety of software applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, etc
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to check patients in and out


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