Assists physicians with necessary services needed to care for their patients. Supports staff with routine duties and patient care services. Functions in front and back offices or specializes in certain specific responsibilities.
Provides general aspects of basic patient care that meet psychosocial or physical needs or both simultaneously within the Medical Assistant's scope of practice.
Prepares patient's chart and determines completeness. Adds information, dictation, and test results as needed.
Utilizes computer system to print letters, forms, and requests for tests.
Coordinates efforts with receptionist with regard to patient pre-certification for services from third party payers.
Logs patient results as required.
Tracks patient progress.
Cleans and sterilizes office equipment as needed and prepares instruments for autoclave as necessary.
Sets up examination rooms and procedure rooms for proper patient care and delivery of services.
Chaperones and assists physician with patients as appropriate or needed.
Performs procedures, tests, specimen collection as directed by physician and within scope of the Medical Assistant's scope of practice.
Stocks and restocks examination rooms and office lab with needed supplies and medications. Orders and inventories supplies as required.
Completes a thorough and effective pre-examination interview with patient. Reports to physician or Registered Nurse.
Maintains proper communication with patients concerning any follow-up care or information.
Prepares all lab specimens for proper testing.
Communicates with pharmacists as needed to convey patient prescription information.
Assists in the effective and efficient operation of the medical practice.
Maintains CONFIDENTIALITY of all pertinent patient care information to assure patient rights are protected. Releases information in accordance with established policies.
Does not have unauthorized overtime, arrives on time, leaves on time and has few unscheduled absences.
Respects diversity of each individual (patients, visitors, vendors, co-workers).
Medical Assistant Certification. BLS Certification. Previous experience preferred or the ability to learn and demonstrate competency after successful completion of a training program.