Oakhurst Medical Centers Inc

Medical Assistant

US-Atlanta
9 months ago
ID
2017-1166
# of Openings
1
Category
Nursing

Overview

This position is responsible for providing assistance to other members of the health care team in assuring the efficient provision of health services and the smooth flow of patient care through the center.  Responsible to the LPN, RN, and Nurse Manager.  Performs a variety of tasks as an entry-level worker on the health care team.  Introduces the client and/or client’s family into the health care system.  The position is a liaison between the client, client’s family and the health care providers.    

Responsibilities

  • Prepare patients for examination by primary care provider and assist patients in exam rooms.
  • Obtain and record patient’s vital signs, height, weight and performs hearing and vision screenings.   
  • Maintain order and cleanliness of all exam rooms. 
  • Give injections and routine venipuncture, with supervision by provider and perform specified lab tests. 
  • On-site lab procedures, i.e. U/A, blood glucose, hematocrit, strep screen, gram stain, wet mount, OC culture, TB tine test, urine pregnancy test, and EKG and Pap smear preparation.   
  • Routine and special culture preparation for off-site testing.
  • Maintain order and cleanliness of bathroom and lab.
  • Clean and sterilize equipment and instruments.
  • Assist the Mid-level/nursing supervisor in maintaining inventory of all medical equipment and stock supplies as needed.
  • Maintain logs on specified lab results as required for the BCRR report and Quality Assurance Committee.
  • Follow protocols (as implemented) for clinical measures in given specialty area.
  • Knowledge of rules, regulations, center policies, procedures and capable of communicating the above on the clients level as necessary.
  • Be familiar with the emergency crash cart.
  • Assist in maintaining OSHA and CLIA regulations for OMC.
  • Participates in conferences and meetings as necessary.  Participates in any pertinent in-service education planned by the Center to improve job performance.
  • Cooperates with the LPN, RN and Medical Director in implementing planned changes and activities to improve Nursing Care provided in the department.
  • Promote harmonious working relationships and favorable attitudes among the health care team.
  • Supports and adheres to administrative and nursing services policies and procedures.
  • Conform to Center dress code.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
  • Perform other duties within the Nursing department or other areas as assigned.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Graduate of an accredited medical assistant program. 
  • Current medical assistant certification preferred.
  • At least 2 years of clinical experience in an outpatient/ambulatory setting. 
  • BLS certification required.
  • Knowledge of medical procedures, which relates to patient education and health practice.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and customer service skills.
  • Excellent phone etiquette. 

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