Assists physicians, certified nurse practitioners and/or nurse with patient examination and treatment. Responsible for patient medical histories, routine lab procedures, collection of specimens and reading patient vital signs. Responsible for intake information and correct data input into EMR.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintains the general appearance and cleanliness of exam rooms and work area.
- Keeps room fully stocked with supplies.
- Follows specified list for each physician module.
- Maintains inventory identifying needs to supply person.
- Maintains timely flow of patients.
- Notifies patients of delays.
- Cover for lunches when scheduled to do so.
- Greets patients and prepares them for physician examination.
- Obtains and documents patient histories including medications and drug allergies, height, weight, blood pressure, pulse and temperature when needed.
- Labels all specimens correctly and fills out labs/paper work appropriately.
- Performs fetal non-stress test (NST) exams, draws blood collects urine samples, performs office lab procedures and documents results, in appropriate area of EMR.
- Cleans and sterilizes equipment.
- Performs quality control measures and documents in appropriate log.
- Instructs patient regarding preparation for tests.
- Provides information and pamphlets.
- Requests and assists with formal consent when required.
- Receives and organizes the handling of medication samples, checks expiration dates and disposes outdated medications and supplies (ie; cultures, etc) according to policy.
- Disposes of contaminated and disposable items appropriately.
- Able to receive and make calls to patients regarding test results or any other patient information under the direction of a nurse or physician.
- Schedules testing/procedures as ordered by physician.
- Precerts procedures and testing.
- Calls in prescriptions as ordered by the CNP or physician.
- Maintains strictest confidentiality.
Graduate of a Medical Assisting Program. Medical Assistant certification from an accredited program preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of medical terminology to communicate with clinical staff.
- Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe working environment.
- Skill in taking vital signs.
- Skill in collecting and labeling specimens.
- Ability to follow quality control guidelines.
- Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
- Ability to follow written protocols, policies and procedures.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, employees and the public.
- Ability to communicate clearly.