Medical Assistant

Mednax Orlando , FL 32801

Posted 3 months ago

Overview

The Medical Assistant performs both clinical and administrative duties. The Medical Assistant supports patient care by taking medical histories and recording vital signs of patients as well as administrative duties such as requesting and updating patient medical records, filing and preparing correspondence for patients or members of the healthcare team.

Responsibilities

  • Greet and escort patient to exam room, gather patient history, measure vital signs and document all information in patient medical chart.

  • Assists physicians in preparing and conducting office procedures.

  • Give instructions to patients as directed by physician, advanced practitioner or nursing staff.

  • Assists with scheduling of tests and treatments.

  • Ensure exam rooms are clean and stocked with adequate medical supplies, maintain instruments and prepare sterilization as required.

  • Screens telephone calls for referrals to nurse or physician.

  • Triage and process messages from patients, front office staff, referring physicians and pharmacies to physicians.

  • Maintains patient files, records and other information.

  • Compiles and condenses technical and statistical data for reports and records as requested.

  • Maintains patient confidentiality.

  • Communicates effectively and courteously with and demonstrates a caring attitude toward patients and family.

  • Treats all patients and their families with dignity and respect.

  • Follows universal precautions, OSHA standards and HIPAA regulations.

  • Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.

  • Performs other assigned duties as directed.

Qualifications

Education Level: Diploma from an accredited program for Medical Assistants required. MA Certification preferred.

Experience Years: 1+ years' experience in office based setting preferred.

Experience Industry: Healthcare

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

  • Maintain CPR certification.

Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience will be considered.

The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the associate a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of his/her position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of this position.


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