Medical Assistant

US-FL-Zephyrhills
# Positions
1
Category
Clinical
Department
0640 PULMONARY
Job Status
Regular Part-Time

Job Description

Medical Assistant

Department:              Pulmonology

Job Summary:           Assists providers and manages clinical functions in the department

Reports to:                 Office Supervisor

Position Level:           5

 

 

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Completes the start of day processes
    • Unlocks cabinets and doors
    • Powers up equipment
    • Logs on all work stations in exam room and work area
    • Sets up medical supplies and equipment for the day
  • Properly room patients
    • Takes and records vitals
    • Confirms information required by provider is present (labs, hospital records, etc.)
    • Updates IEHR (allergies, medications, history, etc.)
    • Assists in following appointment schedule
    • Prepares exam room
    • Prepares patient for examination or treatment
    • Obtains informed consents and ABN as necessary
    • Notifies provider when patient is ready
  • Assists provider during examination and with treatment
    • Administers injections and immunizations and records them in IEHR
    • Obtains consents
    • Prepares specimens and requisitions for lab courier
    • Performs tests and procedures and records them in IEHR
    • Handles medication refill requests
    • Checks in ordered medication and puts it away immediately
    • Assists provider with completion of forms requested by patients
    • Returns patient calls
    • Distributes, reviews, and teaches patient education
    • Enters charges for services rendered by the medical assistant
    • Addresses and handles all tasks
    • Enters referral information into the Practice Management System for referral tracking
  • Prepares charts
    • Acquires all medical records necessary for visit
    • Makes sure all ordered tests have been performed and results are present
    • Makes sure that outside films are brought by the patient
  • Completes the end of day processes
    • Maintains medical equipment; ensures all equipment is calibrated, cleaned, sterilized and charged
    • Collects red bags as necessary
    • Monitors and replaces sharps containers when needed
    • Stocks exam rooms
    • Cleans and sanitizes exam rooms
    • Checks in samples and office supplies
    • Organizes and maintains sample and supply closets
    • Empties HIPAA container into destruction bin
    • Logs off of all work stations including exam rooms
    • Locks all cabinets

 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Maintains an organized and clean work area
  • Participates in maintenance of clinical supplies
  • Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned

 

Physical and Mental Demands:

  • Physical requirements
    • Able to stand or walk for long periods
    • Use of proper body mechanics
  • Normal concentration and normal complexity of decision making
  • High level verbal and written communication skills
  • Above average ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

 

Occupational Exposure:

  • High risk exposure to bloodborne pathogens and chemical hazards

 

Job Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or GED equivalent
  • Completion of Medical Assistant program
  • Medical Assistant Certification preferred
  • Strong team player
  • Basic computer proficiency
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Pulmonary experience a plus

 

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