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Under direct supervision of a physician or other medical personnel, performs routine patient care functions such as physician assistance, patient placement, testing, information gathering, nursing duties, chaperoning, supply maintenance, and scheduling. May coordinate schedules of patients in an outpatient clinic and provide clerical assistance toward the smooth operation of the facility.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Physician Assistance. Assists physician or other medical personnel in the examination process as required or necessary. Performs order entry to electronic medical records, i.e., prescription refills, lab orders, radiology orders, etc.
2. Patient Placement. Places patients in exam rooms. Drapes and positions patients for appropriate exams or procedures. Assists in restraining or controlling patients (infants, children, geriatrics, etc.).
3. Test Performance. Performs routine tests on patients such as audiograms, vision, spirometer, EKG, rapid strep, urinalysis, and urine pregnancy tests. Assists with cardiovascular stress tests, fetal non-stress tests, and OB ultrasounds. 10%
4. Information Gathering. Obtains and records vital signs including body temperature, height, weight, and blood pressure. Takes and documents complaints and patient histories including allergies, immunization histories, etc. Maintains patient confidentiality. Receives and returns telephone calls from or to patients and pharmacies. Obtains authorizations and referrals.
5. Nursing. Performs various nursing duties such as suture removal, casting and steristrip applications, administration of injections, venipunctures, breathing treatments, ultrasound therapy, and hydroculator therapy. Assists with both surgical and non-surgical procedures.
6. Chaperoning. Chaperones examinations and patients.
7. Supply Maintenance. May be responsible for stocking exam rooms, taking inventory, ordering supplies, and sterilizing instruments and/or equipment.
8. Scheduling. Makes scheduling arrangements with other healthcare professionals and facilities.
9. Training. Assists with training other Medical Assistants.
10. As Needed. Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.
High school diploma or GED and qualified ABR-OE (Assessment Based Recognition Order Entry) or graduated from an accredited Medical Assistant Program. CPR Certification and Certified as a Medical Assistant, Registered Medical Assistant, or qualified ABR-OE.