Medical Assistant

Job Number 58935
Posted 11/9/2018
Account Northern Light Inland Hospital
Department Inland Family Care - Concourse
Location |ME| Inland Hospital, ME 04901
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day
Hours 7:30 to 4:00
Job Details


SUMMARY OF MAJOR FUNCTION

Responsible for patient vital signs, drawing blood, administering shots to patients. Assists in the functions of a Patient Service Representative (PSR)

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND WORK ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

1.Assists in the examination of a patient with a licensed provider.

2.Responsible for drawing/processing blood, collecting urine specimens, urine pregnancy tests, rapid strep tests, EKG's, A1C, INR with proper identification and documentation.

3.Administer immunizations/injections, minor office procedures, EKG's per provider orders.

4.Evaluates and documents patient vital signs.
5.Prepares and records patient information including prescriptions.

6.Refills prescriptions when requested by the provider.

7.Scribing with the provider.

8.Maintains charts including the daily filing/scanning of medical correspondence in EMR or paper chart.

9.Responsible for daily, weekly and monthly inspections to include refrigerator/freezer logs, EKG, oxygen tanks, AED, Nebulizer, medication logs.

10.Observes universal precautions while performing phlebotomy and handles all specimens as being able to transmit disease.

11.Responsible for properly cleaning and packaging instruments to be sent for sterilization.

12.Explains to the best of ability the procedure and purpose of laboratory test(s).

13.Responsible for urine drug screen/medication agreement/pill counts with applicable patients including proper documentation.

14.Stocks/orders medical supplies as well as laundry.

15.Responsible for managing and maintaining State Immunization Portal.

16.Works with the rest of the practice team on quality data through Meridios reports.

17.Responsible for obtaining prior authorizations for patient medications.

18.Observes patient confidentiality with patients and fellow employees.

19.Seeks assistance, guidance and direction when unsure of procedures and protocols in performance of duties.

20.Maintains and updates medical records to include flow sheeting of directives and clinical observation terms.

21.Assist provider as directed in splitting, casting and wound care.

22.Adheres to Joint Practice Protocols.

23.Complies with Inland Hospital Hand Hygiene Standards.

24.Adheres to the Inland Hospital Standards of Behavior.

25.Perform all other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

Exposed to all patient specimens including, humans waste all types of body fluids, including HIV/HBV positive blood. Unpleasant smells may be encountered in working with specimens. Exposure to dangerous substances is sometimes unavoidable.

PHYSICAL CRITERIA/EFFORT

Work involves standing and or walking 90% of the time. Constant hand motion involved with writing, typing, and answering the telephone. Some duties require standing, wide freedom of movement, stooping, bending, lifting, pushing or pulling (<30lbs). Frequent periods of concentration and close attention to detail.

SAFETY

1.Maintain a safe environment which includes knowing and understanding hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
2.Report and directly address identified environmental hazards when appropriate.
3.Report and directly address violations of patient safety policy and/or protocol when involved or observed.
4.Other duties as requested by Director.

OCCUPATIONAL RISKS

Failure to follow established procedures could result in needle sticks. Back injury or strains from lifting, bending (over patients), or pulls and strains from repetitive hand motions. Exposure to blood and/or body fluids.


PROBABILITY AND CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORS

Laboratory testing requires accuracy, precision, and alertness along with critical values. Errors could result in injury to patients and fellow employees.

NUMBERS SUPERVISED

Non-supervisory position.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JOB

Excellent communications skills and the ability to deal effectively with the patients, providers and employees.

EDUCATION

High School Degree or equivalent. Graduated from an Accredited Medical Assistant Program. Associates Degree Preferred. Required Certification from AAMA or AMT required within 90 days of hire date.

EXPERIENCE

Previous experience in a medical office.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

Universal precautions.



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We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.