The Department of Otolaryngology seeks a Medical Assistant to participate in the care of the patient under the direct supervision of the Physician and in collaboration with the healthcare team.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Collect patient information and assessment data.
Obtain and record patient’s vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight and height.
Report assessment findings to practitioner and records on appropriate documentation forms in a timely manner.
Perform chart review prior to clinic visit to obtain historical data.
Monitor patient status recognizing and reporting abnormal findings or changes in condition. Organize patient care activities based on assessment findings.
Maintain and use principles of aseptic techniques and infection control when performing clinical duties and tasks.
Under clinical supervision, perform delegated procedures common to the specialty area in a safe, effective, and efficient manner according to Clinical Practice Policy and Procedures.
Assist practitioner in identified patient procedures/treatments/examinations, (preparation, positioning, supplies, equipment).
Proactively problem-solve and identify solutions to barriers to safety.
Appropriately obtain and manage specimens including labeling, form completion, transport to laboratories, and log maintenance.
Recognize emergency situations and implement emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines. Administer first aid, CPR, and maintain emergency equipment and supplies.
Provide appropriate patient education, health information materials and community resources lists as directed; maintain educational supplies.
Identify patient’s need for additional information, and refer to appropriate healthcare resources. Complete all relevant tasks in regards to prescription refills; fax pharmacies, follow up with patient and pharmacies
Perform other duties as required.
High School diploma or GED required. Certification/Registration as a Medical Assistant (e.g. CMA, AAMA, RMA, AMT, NAHP) required. If not currently certified/registered, must become certified/registered within 90 days of date of hire. Current CPR certification by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross required. Must maintain MA and CPR certification/registration during duration of employment in this position.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
Certification/Registration as a Medical Assistant (e.g. CMA, AAMA, RMA, AMT, NAHP). Current CPR certification.
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Classified Title: Medical Assistant Working Title: CO Medical Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $13.00 - $16.93/Hour; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm; Essential Staff Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: JH at Greenspring Station Department Name: Otolaryngology Clinic Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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