Under the general supervision of the Practice Manager, is responsible for assisting the Physicians and other licensed medical providers with direct patient care, while treating patients in a respectful, confidential, and family-friendly manner.
This is a part-time position at Tamworth Family Medicine.
Education: Graduate of approved Medical Assistant Program preferred.
Experience: One to two years' experience in the medical field unless successful completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program
Accepts and returns patient calls under the supervision of the nurse or provider, using appropriate telephone etiquette.
Files and retrieves records as needed.
Clinical Support Functions
Prepares the examination room with needed supplies, instruments, and equipment and maintains room in a clean manner.
Greets patients in a professional, friendly manner, escorting them to exam rooms.
Prepares/instructs/positions and drapes the patient.
Ensures the provider is on schedule being mindful of emergencies and unexpected interruptions\
Prepares specimens and documentation for processing or transportation to processing facility.
Cares, cleans, and sterilizes equipment per instruction or established procedures.
Orders medical supplies and medication/immunizations as needed, and keeps exam rooms and bathrooms stocked.
Keeps drug closets clean and organized while ensuring that all medications are current and disposing of expired medications or sample medications per pharmacy procedures.
Disposes of used supplies properly and follows all established infection control and biohazard policies and procedures.
Calls orders to pharmacies for medications under the direction and supervision of the provider.
Completes and processes HMO referrals, pre-certifications or pre-approvals as needed.
Clinical Direct Functions
Documents patient's vital signs, including blood pressure, temperature, height and weight, visual acuity and immunization history as appropriate to the appointment type and within EMR guidelines.
Documents patient's chief complaint, medical history and completes pertinent forms
Performs phlebotomy and venipuncture.
Performs EKGs, PFTs, rapid strep, pregnancy tests and other tests that may be ordered by the provider.
Assists in minor procedures such as pap smear, suturing, dressing changes, catheterizations and casting. Practices aseptic and sterile techniques as needed.
Prepares and administers medications as directed by a provider and in accordance with license.
Provide the patient with educational materials as requested by the provider. Instruct patients about medications diet and exercise.
Patient Access Functions