Medical Assistant - #19543442
NEW MEDICAL ASSISTANTS ARE WELCOMED TO APPLY!!!!!!
The Medical Assistant is responsible for receiving and preparing patients for
medical examination and treatment. This includes taking vital signs, medical and
social history, assisting the provider with the examination and treatment and
entering clinical data into the electronic health record. Under general
supervision of a medical provider, performs general medical services such as
medication administration, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Functions
within the patient centered medical team to provide quality, accessible, and
safe patient centered care.
Collects and records demographic information on the appropriate forms and in
the patient’s medical record and validates accuracy at every visit.
Uses patient full name and date of birth to verify patient identify and
verify correct patient following Swope Health’s policies.
Performs and records the patient’s vital signs and reason for the visit
and enters this information into the electronic health record.
Administer nebulizer “breathing” treatment as ordered.
Assist provider with examinations and procedures.
Collects and processes specimens including urine, capillary blood, nasal and
nasopharyngeal, and throat.
Addresses assigned telephone encounters, documents and referrals within
designated time frames within the electronic health record.
Performs medication reconciliation with the patient and records in the
electronic health record.
Performs assigned screenings, including but not limited to depression
screening, tobacco use, and substance abuse.
Screens patients and/or Associates for signs and symptoms of illness
following protocols and procedures.
Administers medications as ordered using the 6 Rights – right dose, right
patient, right med, right route, right time, and right documentation following
Swope Health policies and procedures.
Performs injections to include intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular.
Performs venipuncture (if performed in the clinic).
Completes approved standing orders as indicated by chief complaint or
chronic/acute condition of patient.
Observes and conforms to Personnel, Infection Control, Quality and Safety
policies of the Health Center. This includes the donning and doffing of Personal
Protection Equipment when indicated.
Reports safety concerns to the Clinic Manager. Completes Incident Reports as
Perform other duties commensurate with skill level as assigned by the LPN,
RN or Clinic Manager.
May performs appointment reminder calls the business day prior to the
scheduled appointment and documents in the electronic health record.
Reviews incoming faxes or documents and attaches to the patient record.
Scans documents into the electronic health record. (ex. EKG’s, ROIs,
Cleans patient rooms between patients and stocks patient exam rooms daily at
the end of each shift.
Calibrates and performs controls on specific waived testing machines,
Customer Service Skills:
Works to decrease patient wait time in the clinic by rooming patients as
quickly as possible
Communicates customer/patient complaints to the Clinic Manager as soon as
Maintain a positive and professional attitude throughout any interaction
with the customer/patient/coworkers
Possess the ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives,
department nursing and medical staff, other departments and the community while
maintaining a caring and professional attitude.
High school graduate or G.E.D.required
Must have graduated from an accredited medical assistant program and must be
a Medical Assistant certified by NRCMA (Nationally Registered Certified Medical
Assistant) RMA (Registered Medical Assistant),CMA (Certified Medical Assistant),
NCMA (National Certified Medical Assistant) or CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical
Possess certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS).Must be obtained
within 3 months of hire and should be renewed every 2 years must keep current
Excellent communication skills, telephone etiquette and possess the ability
to work with people.
Must have reliable transportation.
Must exhibit the ability to work with people (staff, visitors and clients).
Willing to travel to all Swope Satellite Clinics and temporary testing sites