The Medical Assistant provides clinical support care to participants. The Medical Assistant also performs administrative and other general duties to support overall clinic functions
Essential Functions and Work Responsibilities
Functional Category: Participant Care
Estimated Percent of time Spent 90%
Pulls charts for participants, performs any necessary documentation in medical records, and performs computer entries to update participant information.
Assists in prioritizing the scheduling of participants by consulting with medical staff, on a daily basis, to manage the participant flow.
Takes the vital signs of participants and performs collection of specimens including phlebotomy, finger sticks and pulse ox tests as requested by medical staff. Reports abnormal findings and changes to Registered Nurse.
Ensures that all lab specimens are labeled and ready for courier to pick up in a timely manner.
Prepares participants to be seen in the clinic by assisting them in disrobing and positioning participants in beds, chairs or exam tables. Ensures that participants are ready to be seen by nurses and physicians in an appropriate state.
Assists physicians and nurses with minor diagnostic procedures and treatments that they have been trained and competency on, may assist in medical procedures as requested by staff within skill and ability.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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
High school diploma or equivalent.
Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program displaying the areas of practice and competencies for the occupation of Medical Assistant.
Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation
Work Experience and Qualifications
A minimum of one year working with the frail or elderly is required.
Knowledge of medical terminology required.
Ability to perform phlebotomy functions.
Skilled in identifying and recommending problem resolution.
Ability to perform EKG's
Other Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required