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Cert Med Assist-60321-PRN-OBP

Company: St. Francis Hospital
Location: Columbus
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

St Francis Hospital

Assist with moderately complex patient care throughout one or more physician practices; responsible for the safe transport of patients, dispatch services, and appropriate documentation of services. Collect data and transpose information into patient chart. Render limited direct patient care; instruct patients and family members on the care requirements as directed by the attending physician or advanced practice clinician.

  • Prepare patient for examination, procedure, test, and consultation; provide efficient and effective care under the guidance of a physician.

  • Assist patients and visitors as requested; ensure questions/concerns are addressed appropriately; receive and report complaints.

  • Conduct patient assessments and measure vitals (i.e., record temperature, blood pressure, and pulse) and provide patient information to physician; draw and collect blood samples; prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.

  • Apply and remove wound care dressings using aseptic techniques under the direction of a physician or advanced practice clinician.

  • Transport patients safely as requested or required.

  • Aide in patient education and reinforce care practices with patients.

  • Call in verbal pharmacy orders.

  • Chart patient activities appropriately; ensure all applicable occurrences and information are documented; complete all applicable forms.

  • Provide signed surgery/testing orders; follow-up on results and reports.

  • Maintain a clean and well stocked clinical area; maintain patient files, medical records, etc. according to established procedures.

  • Monitor and maintain the medical & drug supply closet.

  • Monitor the surgery/test schedule; notify the appropriate staff; ensure schedule changes are communicated appropriately.

  • Prepare patient charts, clinical instruments; patient room, and injections at the direction of the physician.

  • May conduct limited x-ray exams; review x-ray and provide to physician for interpretation.

  • May serve as the first point of contact in the Physician Office; greet patients and guest; direct calls and answer basic questions.

  • Other duties as assigned or required.



Job Requirements:

Minimum Education

High School diploma or completion of GED equivalent, and completion of a medical assisting program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Minimum Work Experience

Six (6) months of Medical Assistant (MA) or similar experience in a physician office setting.

Minimum Certifications

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification from the State of Georgia.

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) from the State of Georgia.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of basic medical terminology.
  • Working knowledge of general office equipment (i.e., copy machine, fax, 10-key calculator, etc.).
  • General knowledge of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude with patients and guest.
  • Basic computer skills and the ability to operate simple to moderately complex software platforms.
  • Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with persons of varying personality types.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Problem solving skills and the ability plan and prioritize work.
  • Ability to be detail oriented and accurately document details and actions.
  • Ability to maneuver, lift, push, and/or carry patients and/or equipment with limited aide.
  • Ability to work effectively in a clinical setting with medical staff.
  • Ability to manage change effectively.
  • Ability to demonstrate and maintain a compassionate attitude with others.

LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: St. Francis Hospital, Columbus , Cert Med Assist-60321-PRN-OBP, Other , Columbus, Georgia

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