The Medical Assistant Level 1 will be responsible for providing direct and indirect services to patients. The Medical Assistant will respond to the clinical needs of the practice, by assisting patients, families, nurses, physicians and service coordinators in the care and flow of patients on a daily basis.
The Medical Assistant will work under the combined guidance of the Level 2 Medical Assistant, the nursing staff and be directly report to the nursing leader and Manager.
Performs pre-visit vital signs, weights, blood pressure, pulses, weights and temperatures
Documents the patient's reason for visit and/or chief complaint or symptoms in the medical record.
Reviews and documents the patient's current medications list, update immunizations and organize, for the provider, medications to be re-filled and all pertinent documents for the visit type
Instructs and assists patients in the collection of specimens. Processes, within the practice, any specimens, which require special handling.
Performs PCOT, EKG tracing and visual acuity testing when indicated by the practice procedures
Perform phlebotomy and/or EKG, according to clinical standards, within the respective areas, as part of an assignment
Maintain the appearance, supplies and function of the individual clinical areas to which the staff member is assigned
Assists with patient examination, i.e. gynecological exams and other procedures
Assists patients with ambulation to assure their comfort and dignity during the provision of care
Maintain the clinical space; and assumes responsibility for the maintenance of a clean and organized clinical workspace.
Exam rooms are to be fully stocked with all the necessary supplies and equipment required by providers
Check refrigerator temperature on a daily basis and document the results on the log
Assists in the escorting of patients to the Emergency Room, Radiology or other pertinent location essential for the patient to complete their care.
Perform all other related duties necessary to maintain the operational integrity of the Practice.
Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant Program and/or previous comparable work experience
High school graduate
Demonstrates basic knowledge of medical terminology
CPR certification and Life Safety training is current
Ability to work as a team with others.
CLINICAL AND AGE BASED COMPETENCIES:
Consistent with the clinical and age based competencies required within the Division of Pediatric Patient Care Services
Graduate of an approved MGH medical assistant program or equivalent
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