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Medical Assistant Job Description

Various locations

 

Job Summary

Under medical supervision, assists physicians in the delivery of health care services; and performs related duties as required.

Job Responsibilities

• Identifies patient’s chief complaint and records pertinent information in patient’s permanent medical record.

• Communicates to physician abnormal findings.

• Assists patients to complete medical history forms and prepares patients for examination and treatment by physician.

• Documents all phone calls with patients.

• Performs vital signs, measurements as height and weight and records them in the EMH – structure data

• Conducts tests and procedures as directed, such as EKG’s, non-stress tests, spirometer, venipuncture, skin punctures, strep screen, glucometer, and urine tests.

• Assists health service providers with treatments and examinations of patients such as injections, wound care, pelvic exams, minor surgery, and IUD insertions; assists in the identification of psychosocial needs and consults with the health service provider.

• Cleans and sterilizes equipment and stocks patient rooms and labs with appropriate supplies.

• Maintains medical supply inventory.

• Transcribes doctors’ orders and prepares appropriate requisitions, forms as needed.

• Performs calls to pharmacy. Daily follow up of pharmacy messages.

• Notifies patient of any change ordered by the physician.

• Ensures Physician signs charts, labs, prescriptions, diagnostics daily.

• Maintains patient flow after check in. Discuss patient flow with physician according to urgency and daily patient load.

• Performs triage on patient.

• Ability to assist more than one physician at a time.

• Complies with office policy and procedure, OSHA Standards and HIPAA Privacy Regulations as stated in HIPAA Policy and Procedure Manual.

 

Minimum requirements

Medical Assistant Certificate issued by an accredited institution approved by the State of Florida, or one year experience working in a health care setting that included direct patient contract or a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred but not required

Abilities required:

• Basic medical terminology,

• Basic arithmetic,

• Satisfactory vein puncture techniques

• Safe work practices in a clinic setting.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.