Mount Sinai Careers

Medical Assistant, Mount Sinai Queens

Astoria, New York
Support Services


Job Description

Strength Through Diversity
Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.
 
Roles & Responsibilities:
 
The Medical Assistant is an individual who functions in a support role to the Clinical team by providing direct patient care and related activities as assigned. As a medical assistant one must be able to multi-task while at the same time focus on the details of proper identification of patients to ensure their safety, label all specimens correctly in accordance with the hospital policy and procedures established by the laboratory.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. 1. Assist the primary care provider and specialists with the physical examination of patients as needed.
2. 2. Escort patient to the examination room and instructs patients on the preparation for examination. Assist in the disrobing and dressing after examination is completed if necessary to ensure patient safety and comfort.
3. 3. Responsible for the accurate recording of the patient vital signs; heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and weight of patient.
4. 4. Order supplies and restock supplies in all patient examination rooms. Rotate and check all the examination rooms for expiration of supplies. Maintain the condition of examination rooms for expiration of supplies. Maintain the condition of the examination rooms between patient visits for cleanliness as well as necessary supplies to ensure Joint Commission and DOH compliance.
5. 5. Perform venipuncture, including preparing necessary supplies for blood drawing, verifying patient identification and observing blood drawing procedures and protocol at all times.
6. 6. Make appropriate copies of EKG tracings if needed. Distribute original tracings and copies according to established hospital policy.
7. 7. Instruct patient on the collection of laboratory specimens. Be responsible for the labeling of these specimens.
8. 8. Assist in the maintenance and care of departmental equipment for preventative maintenance
 
 
Requirements:
 
- Education:
High School Diploma/GED. Certification as a Medical Assistant from an approved school or equivalent training and experience.
- Experience:
1  year as Medical Assistant
 
 
Strength Through Diversity
 
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
 
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 
 
Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 
 
Who We Are
 
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 
 
EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans
 
 
 
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