Medical Assistant

US-FL-Wesley Chapel
# Positions
1
Category
Clinical
Department
0685 NEUROLOGY
Job Status
Regular Full-Time
2352 Bruce B Downs Blvd

Job Description

Medical Assistant

Department:                Neurology- Wesley Chapel

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

Position Level:              6AA

Reports To:                   Office Supervisor

Shift:                              Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITIONS:

  • COMPLETES THE START OF DAY PROCESSES
    • Powers up equipment
    • Logs all work stations in exam room and work area
    • Sets up medical supplies and equipment for the day
    • Prints physician's schedules 
  • PROPERLY ROOMS 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
    • Notifies provider when patient is ready 
  • ASSISTS DURING EXAMINATION AND WITH TREATMENT
    • Prepares and lays out supplies for provider ahead of time
    • Assists providers 
  • PERFORMS DIAGNOSTIC STUDIES AND TREATMENTS AS ORDER BY THE PROVIDER
    • Administers injections and immunizations and records them in iEHR
    • Obtains consents
    • Performs test 
  • ENTERS CHARGES FOR SERVICES RENDERED BY MEDICAL ASSISTANT
    • Assists provider with completion of forms by patients 
  • PROCESSES MEDICATION REQUESTS PER PROVIDERS
    • Handles medication refill requests
    • Obtains prescription overrides and prior authorization when needed
    • Obtains patient consents when needed
  • ADDRESSES AND HANDLES ALL TASKS, AS WELL AS MONITORING PROVIDER'S TASKS

 

  • ORGANIZES AND MAINTAINS SAMPLE AND SUPPLY CLOSETS

 

  • CLEANS AND STERILIZES INSTRUMENTS AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AFTER EVERY PATIENT USE

 

  • PREPARES CHARTS
    • Acquires all medical records necessary for visit, to include hospital records, prior to visit
    • Makes sure all ordered tests have been performed and results are present
    • Confirms authorization has been obtained if required
    • Reviews chart and drug inventory to ensure drub (i.e. Botox) is available as necessary 
  • HANDLES PATIENT CALLS
    • Returns messages
    • Notifies patients of test results and instructions from provider
    • Schedules follow up appointments
    • Makes follow up calls to check on patients post procedure as indicated by provider or office protocol
    • Triages patient calls and needs 
  • DISTRIBUTES, REVIEWS, AND TEACHES PATIENT EDUCATION

 

  • OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Checks faxes daily
    • Checks email daily
    • Organizes and maintains sample and supply closets
    • Removes and dispose of expired drugs in sample closet
    • Ensures samples and supplies are properly stocked at each location 
  • COMPLETES 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
    • Empties HIPAA container into destruction bin
    • Logs off of all work stations including exam rooms
    • Locks al cabinets
    • Break down charts when completed

 

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

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

 

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE

  • High risk exposure to bloodborn pathogens and chemical hazards

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

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

 

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