The Medical Assistant at 21st Century Oncology is a specifically trained individual who demonstrates expertise in dealing with cancer patients during all aspects of care. Performs administrative and clinical duties under the direction of the Physician or Physicians designee.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the guidance of the Physician, responsibilities are as follows:
Remain with physician at all times in the exam room unless asked to step out or sent to schedule a study.
Assist the doctor in all aspects of the patients initial consultation, and
Weekly status checks
Routine follow-up examinations
Any emergency visits that are needed.
Schedule and follow-up on all diagnostic studies that are ordered including proper documentation and obtaining physicians signature on test result.
Responsible for acquiring results and notifying Physician of results on all interim reports.
Charts information of patient progress on weekly status check sheets and scuts.
Draws blood for various lab tests that are sent out. Follow up on results of lab.
Attend annual OSHA/Biomedical update meetings and application in the clinical setting of the updates.
Practice safety precautions and wear personal protective equipment when needed.
Document medications the patients are currently taking, and document any new medications prescribed by our physicians while under our care. This includes the name of the medication, dose and amount prescribed, physician prescribing, instructions, date and nurses initials.
Documentation of any samples given to patient.
Responsible for charting patients vital signs, initial weight, and all follow-up weights.
Responsible for obtaining all signed permission slips for patients who are radioactive prostate seed implants only.
Verify the allergy sticker is complete.
Assist or perform cathing of patients for various simulations.
Responsible for reporting or verifying all patient problems as reported.
Maintain HIPAA rules and regulations as it applies to patient privacy.
Maintain open communication with front desk, Nursing staff, etc. as it applies to:
Patients on treatment breaks
Changes in treatment plan
Be an active part of the centers team.
Demonstrate courtesy and respect at all times
Represent the company in a professional manner
Maintain professional demeanor in stressful situations
Maintain attendance according to scheduled days and hours and uniform and appearance standards, according to company policy.
Attends mandatory company training sessions as required by state/federal law where applicable
Excellent attention to detail, good oral and written communications skills
Must work well with multiple tasks and changing priorities
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Maintain licenses and/or certifications as applicable
Experience in radiation oncology preferred
1-3 years experience as a Medical Assistant preferred
CONFIDENTIAL AND SENSITIVE INFORMATION:
Job Description Clause:
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.
21St Century Oncology