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Certified Medical Assistant

Company: Valley Healthcare System Inc
Location: Columbus
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSummary: This position is intended to enhance the efficiency with which patients are seen by the physicians and mid-level practitioners. The Medical/Nursing Assistant is expected to anticipate the needs of the patient and assure the patient and the environment is in readiness for the examination by the provider. The position requires a high degree of integrity to keep information confidential.Duties and Responsibilities: The authority and duties of the Medical/Nursing Assistant shall include but not be limited to:

  • CLINICAL:
  • Obtains information from patient or family to assist with treatment plans and assures that all pertinent information is on the patient's chart.
  • Performs various pre-treatment screening and testing and obtains vital signs (BP, TPR, Height, and Weight), and measures head circumference specific to the age and reason for visit. Documents patient record appropriately.
  • Assist provider with special procedures to include administration of aerosolized nebulizers treatments and oxygen therapy, wound suturing and care, EKG and other examinations as may be required.
  • Obtain immunizations and injections for administration by the provider.
  • Upon request and/or direction of a physician, may administer immunizations, flu and allergy medications, vitamins, and antibiotics.
  • Assist with specimen collection, packaging and preparation for transportation to laboratory.
  • Perform routine medical x-ray and/or laboratory procedures at the direction of the physician/mid-level practitioner. Disposes of contaminated supplies and sterilizes medical instruments.
  • CLERICAL DUTIES:
  • Document check-in procedures in medical records
  • Obtain diagnostic reports and include in medical record for review by provider during patient examination.
  • Complete all non-medical information on forms and requisitions.
  • Obtain medical records for follow-up by the provider as requested.
  • Distribute diagnostic reports to providers daily.
  • Assist in the appointment scheduling and logging and distribution of referral requests and results.
  • All other duties within the Medical/Nursing Assistant certification.
  • UNIT MAINTENANCE:
  • Clean, package and sterilize instruments.
  • Clean and maintain patient care equipment to include sphygmomanometer, nebulizers, autoclave, scales and all other equipment used in patient care.
  • Clean and stock work areas, examination rooms, treatment rooms and laboratories.
  • QUALITY ASSURANCE:
  • Participate in staff meetings and committee meetings as assigned.
  • Participate in Quality Assurance activities to include closing care gaps by researching the gaps and assisting in getting these quality measures addressed and closed (Examples- A1C, colon cancer screening, pediatric immunizations, etc.).
  • Demonstrates practices of infection-control principles.Evaluation: The evaluation of work performance, including: specific duties, responsibilities, demeanor, and work ethic, will be ongoing and implemented by the Clinical Coordinator per center policies.Minimum Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent and a graduate of an accredited school which awards a certificate as a certified Medical Assistant or. A current Georgia or National certificate to practice the occupation and at least six months of experience as a Certified Medical Assistant. .The ability to deal maturely with the general public and fellow staff members. The ability to respond rapidly and calmly during emergencies.Status: FLSA nonexempt position; OSHA high-risk position; ADA negotiable position.Compliance: Adhere to company policies and procedures and all Federal, State and Local medical service requirements. To include HIPAA Privacy & Security.Confidentiality (HIPAA): Every employee is required to sign a Pledge of Confidentiality. Failure to comply with our Pledge of Confidentiality can or will lead to immediate termination of employment. Confidentiality applies to a patient's Personal Health Information (PHI) and includes: written, oral and electronic communications. Each employee has an obligation to maintain confidentiality after their employment/association with this facility ends. Security (HIPAA): Every employee is required to protect their computer log-on and password. You must secure your work area prior to leaving it unattended for an extended period of time. You are required to log-off of your computer and secure your work area prior to leaving at the end of the day. If you have a responsibility for closing or locking files, securing equipment, or locking the building and you do not comply with these requirements, you will be subject to reprimand and/or termination based upon the infraction. We are required by law to protect patient privacy, identifiable patient information, and all properties containing such information.Physical Requirements: Varied activities include standing, walking, reaching, bending and lifting. Employee must possess full range of body motion including the ability to assist or lift patients when necessary; occasional weight bearing to exceed 50 pounds, use of portable stretchers/wheelchairs encouraged. Employee must possess hand-eye coordination with normal range of vision and hearing abilities. This position frequently requires working under stressful conditions and frequently requires irregular work hours.Environmental Working Conditions: This position includes both administrative and medical responsibilities. Employee is frequently exposed to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medical cleaning and processing solutions which my included ionizing radiation plus other elements common in a clinical environment.THIS POSITION IS AT RISK FOR OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO BLOOD AND/OR BODILY FLUIDS

Keywords: Valley Healthcare System Inc, Columbus , Certified Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Columbus, Georgia

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