Medical Assistants support Providers and Nurses in preparing clients for clinic visits and diagnostic testing. Also responsible for obtaining accurate results and document, laboratory results, medical records and referrals.
REPORTS TO: Clinical Site Manager and Clinical Services Director
Graduated from accredited school, and High School diploma/G.E.D.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, patients, representatives of outside agencies and the general public.
Professional mannerisms and appearance
Demonstrate proficiency in assessment and delivery of all services to a diverse population
Adult, Infant and Child C.P.R. certification
In accordance with established procedures, take and record vital signs including height , weight, blood pressure, pulse and temperature for all visits
Perform tests, i.e., EKG, vision & audio screening, updraft treatments, ppd placement/readings and oxygen saturation as requested
Prepare exam room and assist with exam as needed
If bilingual, provide assistance to staff in interpretation during visits and phone contact as needed
Perform other duties deemed necessary by Site Manager or Clinical Services Director
Overseeing providers schedule and management of patient flow
Maintain confidentiality of all health center information
Schedule patient appointments and follow-up
Comply with H.I.P.P.A. regulations
Maintenance of lab/work area:
Keep work areas, exam rooms, and lab clean and orderly
Maintain Universal Precautions at all times and follow protocols related to blood/body fluid spills
Order lab and clinic supplies as needed
Inspect supplies in exam rooms and supply closet minimally every quarter and document in log books
Review order sheet
Draw, perform and/or collect all lab specimens ensuring specimen integrity
Perform urinalysis, hcg, strep testing , finger stick blood glucose, hgb and lead testing
Complete correct lab requisition according to insurance/grant
Record completed lab work in lab logs daily
Autoclave and record weekly spore count
Review referral and verify patient insurance information
Consult with patient regarding scheduling appointment times
Verify patient address and phone number
Complete medical referral, inform patient of appointment information via mail/phone
Fax all pertinent referral information i.e., history and physical, labs last office visit and referral
Obtain correct insurance authorization as required per insurer
Record referral information in patients chart and referral log
This position also requires the ability to work at a computer workstation, and some knowledge of a key board. From time to time, it also requires the ability to work long and arduous hours.
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