Medical Assistant

Waterbury Hospital Middlebury , CT 06762

Posted 2 months ago

Assists in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management by performing selected clinical and administrative duties. # # Duties and Responsibilities: # 1.################# Assists provider in preparing for physicals and minor surgeries.# Prepares patients for examination and treatment.# Takes patient histories and vital signs, performs phlebotomy and EKG as needed. # 2.################# Prepares exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments.# Assists with ordering and maintaining supplies and equipment, including sterilization of instruments. # 3.################# Assists with scheduling of tests and treatments and follows through with referrals when indicated. # 4.################# Screens telephone calls for referral to nurse or provider. # 5.################# Maintains patient files, records and other information according to office standards. # 6.################# Implements provider orders under provider direction and notifies patients of results as requested. # 7.################# Remains updated and current on the electronic health record policies and procedures. # 8.################# Attends required meetings and participates in committees and professional development activities.# Maintains professional affiliations.# # 9.################# Scribe to include: history of present illness, review of systems, physical exam findings, diagnostic assessment and plan of care. # 10.############# Maintains patient and office confidentiality. # 11.############# #Performs related work as required.


Supervision Received:


Reports directly to the Practice Manager


Typical Physical Demands:


Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.# Involves frequent standing and walking.# Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 20 pounds.# Requires normal visual acuity and hearing.# Requires exposure to bodily fluids.# Requires the ability to work in a busy medical office environment. # # Performance Requirements:# (Required knowledge, skills and abilities.) # ####### Ability to perform medical assistant duties such as assisting the provider, performing EKG#s and phlebotomy, vital signs and other office testing / procedures.


Ability to communicate clearly and effectively and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with medical staff


, patients and the public.


Ability to follow direction and comply with office policies


/ procedures.


Strong computer skills


.# Prior experience utilizing medical practice computer systems. Allscripts EMR experience preferred.


Knowledge of medical terminology


Working knowledge of insurance requirements


# Education:# (Acceptable experience and training) # ######## High School Diploma or equivalent.# Graduate of an accredited program for Medical Assistants. Certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants or at least 3 years of relevant experience in a fast-paced medical office highly preferred. # This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements.# Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.#


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