Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of provider. Prepare and maintain treatment rooms, drape and position patients, hand equipment, supplies, and instruments to provider. Takes vital signs, visions PAMS, assists with treatments, maintains equipment, visual fields and inventory supplies, including EMR, patient scheduling, charge slips and routine patient instruction and knowledge of CPR.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assures timeliness of services rendered to patients
Clearly informs patient the name of provider who will render services
Arranges for and assists patients in understanding instructions for all ancillary services
Listens to complaints from patients regarding services rendered
Demonstrates adequate triage technique in handling telephone calls from patients and inquiries regarding services rendered
Appropriate management of filing records, recording telephone calls and prescription refill information in electronic medical records
Checks floor stock and sample medications, discards expired medications appropriately, re-orders as needed
Demonstrates accurate knowledge in management of emergency situations
Assists patient to room
Looks after patient's comfort while on premises
Maintains availability to examining Provider as needed.
Accurately performs visual testing and on-site testing.
Accurately file all patients' lab results, x-ray, EKG, SCANS and all miscellaneous documents after doctor signs off
Assists providers in all medical examinations
Collection of all specimens, including cultures, for laboratory processing
Assists in minor surgery, positioning and draping patient, passing instruments
Inventory, Ordering, Facility Maintenance
Screens telephone calls for referral and takes messages for provider
Under the direction of the provider an MA may administer injections of scheduled drugs, including narcotic medications, only if the dosage is verified by the provider prior and the injection is intradermal, subcutaneous, or intramuscular.
Compiles and condenses technical and statistical data for reports and records.
Updates and maintains required logs
Translates for provider and office staff as requested
Assists in preparation of office for a site review and audit
Performs tasks under the direction of provider and management
Calls in prescriptions or prescription refills under the direction of the provider
Performs related work as required
Maintains patient care areas
Provide reproductive health counseling ( title X services )
Participate in huddles with provider MA team
Conducting chart prep (to ensure that patients file are complete for patient care on day of appointment, including Standing Order Sets based on Clinical Guidelines)
Registers patient data in computer
Sends appropriate information to various departments and medical offices
Knows rules and procedures for request for Information.
Knows rules and procedures for release of information.
Acquires appropriate signatures.
Ascertains that Provider or manager is aware of request for information.
Submits appropriate information per above procedure.
Reports equipment or supply needs to Administrator.
Reports malfunctioning equipment.
Maintains general office equipment, i.e., Xerox, typewriters, Computer, Printers, CPR carts, emergency supply and auxiliary services
Maintains computerized files of patients, including updated names, addresses, telephone numbers, etc.
Conducts mailings to patients.
Performs calls to patients for recall purposes.
Attends health fairs/events.
Plans for event and prepares necessary items required to conduct successful event.
Communicates effectively with event attendees, explains services, and schedules appointments.
Works with Management in creating/reviewing necessary collateral materials.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or its equivalent
Medical Assistant Certificate
2 years experience preferred
Certification through AAMA preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to find solutions when barriers are identified.
Strong documentation skills.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize when needed.
Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively.
Ability to read, understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Experience and work ethics that supports working within a high functioning, team-oriented environment.
Demonstrates a willingness and ability to work under supervision.
Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with staff.
Ability to use computer and learn new software programs.
Excellent interpersonal skills reflecting clarity and diplomacy and the ability to communicate accurately and effectively with all levels of staff and management.
Demonstrates ability to work in a regulatory climate that includes oversight of state and federal entities, payer contracts etc.
Possesses ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Possesses genuine respect for others and acceptance of their individual social and cultural traits.
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Outlook.
Able to travel and attend professional meetings, conferences, trainings and clinic sites.
Demonstrate flexibility, enthusiasm, and willingness to cooperate while working with others in multi-disciplinary teams.
Requires the knowledge of Informal Medical Office Policies and Procedures.
Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with others
Ability to be highly organized.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to speak effectively with vendors as well as employees.
Ability to create and prepare reports.
Must have analytical and problem solving abilities.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions functions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to read, write and communicate effectively.
Ability to present information in an easily understandable manner.
Ability to organize and prioritize work with minimum supervision.
Proficiency with computer applications such as Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Word.
Flexible and able to multi-task; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Position requires prolonged sitting at a computer, some bending, lifting, stooping and stretching. Good eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, photocopy machine, telephone, and other office equipment is also required. Employee must have normal range of hearing and eyesight.
Comprehensive Community Health Centers