Under general supervision of the provider, the Medical Assistant works with members of the departmental health care team to provide assistance to providers, patients, and their families ensuring smooth work and patient flow. The Medical Assistant, under the supervision of the provider, is responsible for conducting initial and on-going assessments of the patient and working with the provider on their procedures and/or exams. This includes but is not limited to, reviewing the patient medical record and conducting per-visit interview with patient, taking and recording all vital signs, recording chief complaint, documenting medical history, assessing need for referrals and prescription renewals, and administering injections. The Medical Assistant also assists in the coordination of clerical information to provide patient care and assists with patient follow up.
Conducts designated point of care testing to include but not limited to such as electrocardiograms and throat cultures.
May perform venipuncture and capillary punctures on patients.
Processes test results and provides patient with timely results via email, mail or phone as directed by the physician, allied health professional or department protocols. Office/Clinical Preparation
Prepares, and maintains clinical and office supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization and restocking of exam and treatment rooms.
Cleans and, when appropriate, sterilizes equipment, instruments, and work areas as needed. Administration
Maintains confidentiality of patient information at all times.
Performs pre-visit review to ensure the medical record has all information needed for the visit including (but not limited to): hospital notes, immunization records, consents, test results, disease management items.
Documents patient information in the electronic medical record following standard work guidelines.
Communicates patient concerns or significant changes in patient's health status to the physician or allied health professional.
Assists in the coordination of clerical information necessary to provide patient care during the visit; this may include, but is not exclusive to arranging referrals, assisting patients with future appointments, assisting patients with the arrangement of tests and treatments prescribed by the physician or allied health professional, assisting the physician or allied health professional in providing routine treatment instructions.
Completes necessary patient follow up for continuity of care. Education
Demonstrates an understanding of the Unit's Standards of Care and Practice and Administrative Policies as well as being able to locate Policy and Procedures Manuals on the assigned units.
Focuses on personal development areas, engaging in professional/collegial interactions with peers and students.
High School Diploma or GED- Required
Medical Assistant Diploma from an accredited Medical Assisting program or college and/or
Provide a valid and active Medical Assistant Certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) - CMA, American Medical Technologists (AMT) - RMA, National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) - NCMA, National Health Care Association (NHA) - CCMA- Required within 90 days of hire
Certification & Licensures
Current NAH Medical AssistantsCurrent NAH Medical Assistants with a valid Certification will be grandfathered in under their current certification. If for any reason there is a lapse in employment current certification will not be accepted unless it was obtained from the AAMA, AMT, NCCT, or NHCT.
BLS (American Heart Association)- Required within 90 days of hire
NAHPG Clinic-Based Staff:Fingerprint Clearance Card application number- Required upon hire
Fingerprint Clearance Card- Required within 90 days of hire
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