- Fulfills patient care responsibilities as assigned that may include checking schedules and
organizing patient flow; accompanying patients to exam/procedure room; assisting patients as
needed with walking transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc.; collecting
patient history; performing screenings per provider guidelines; assisting physicians/nurses with
various procedures; charting; relaying instructions to patients/families; answering calls, and
providing pertinent information.
- Fulfills clerical responsibilities as assigned that may include sending/receiving patient medical
records; obtaining lab/X-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc.; completing
forms/requisitions as needed; scheduling appointments; verifying insurance coverage and patient
demographics; managing and updating charts to ensure that information is complete and filed
appropriately. May also work at front desk as needed.
- Fulfills environmental responsibilities as assigned that may include setting up instruments and
equipment according to department protocols; cleaning exam/procedure rooms, instruments, and
equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control; cleaning sterilizer according to
scheduled maintenance program and keeping appropriate records; ordering, sorting, storing
supplies; and restocking exam/procedure rooms.
- Fulfills organizational responsibilities as assigned including respecting/promoting patient rights;
responding appropriately to emergency codes; sharing problems relating to patients and/or staff
with immediate supervisor.
- Fulfills clinical medical assisting responsibilities that vary according to state law, which may
include medical/surgical asepsis, sterilization, instrument wrapping and autoclaving; checking
vital signs ; physical examination preparations; clinical pharmacology; drug administration
through various routes including injections; prescription verifications with physician’s orders;
minor surgery assists including surgical tray set-up pre/post surgical care, applying dressings, and
suture removal; biohazard waste disposal and monitoring; therapeutic modalities; instructing
patients with assistive devices, body mechanics, and home care; laboratory procedures including
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines; quality control methods;
CLIA-waived testing; capillary punctures and veni-punctures; specimen handling such as urine,
throat, vaginal, stool, and sputum; electrocardiography including mounting, emergency triage, and
first aid. Medical assistants must adhere to the MA scope of practice in the laboratory.
- Will make call to remind patient of appointment as instructed by their supervisor.
- Attendance, promptness, professionalism, the ability to pay attention to detail, cooperativeness
with co-workers and supervisors, and politeness to customers, vendors, and patients.
- Occasional to moderate travel required.
- Other duties or special projects as assigned.