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JOB TITLE: Medical Assistant (MA)
LOCATION: Lewisburg, Pa
DEPARTMENT: Family Medicine
WORK SCHEDULE: Days/Evenings
WORK TYPE: Full Time
Supports patients and providers within the outpatient setting by performing basic direct patient care activities.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides basic patient care duties such as taking vital signs, weights, assisting patient with ambulation, dressing and undressing for examination, as directed by the provider and clinical supervisor. Assists provider in setting up for minor procedures, gathering supplies and equipment, applying aseptic dressings, opening supplies, etc. Is not permitted to assist with sterile procedures. Obtains and accurately documents patient information using the rooming tool within the electronic medical record. Completes medication review. Accompanies providers and care team members during patient examinations and assists as directed. Provides support and assistance to patients as needed. Reinforces patient instructions to enhance patient understanding and adherence to treatment, and plan of care. Collects and prepares lab specimens, and completes associated paperwork, forms, and documentation to expedite laboratory studies with accuracy and efficiency. Reports patient concerns and questions to appropriate care team member and follows through as directed. Reports all patient safety incidents or issues, patient and family complaints, serious events, environmental hazards immediately to supervisor. Provides onsite service recovery as applicable or as delegated by supervisor. Completes Midas reports as per policy. May have access to non-controlled medication storage and supply areas and can transport non-controlled medications as necessary to meet the needs of the clinic and unit. Inventories and orders supplies based on appropriate or established inventory levels. Checks for expired items and removes expired supplies from inventory. Assists in maintaining clean and organized work environment. Cleans equipment and routinely inspects condition and operation of equipment as appropriate to scope of role. Cleans and prepares exam rooms between patients. Assures adequate stock of supplies and equipment in rooms. Performs high level disinfection or sterilization per policy and procedure.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Communication Skills, Multi-Tasking Skills, Team Player, Customer Service Skills
High School Diploma or Equivalent -Required
Minimum of 1 year Related work experience -Preferred
Basic Life Support Certification
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
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