The Medical Assistant supports the physician and nursing staff in the delivery of health care by performing a variety of medically related tasks.Serves as an advocate for patient and utilizes appropriate resources.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Greet patients.
2. Manages patient care flow including but not limited to:
a) Room patients
b) Direct patients if ancillary services are ordered
c) Notify physician of patient status
3. Prepare patients for provider by recording current medications in medical record
4. Takes vital signs and record in medical record as directed
5. Assess patient needs and s appropriately sets up exam room or procedure rooms
6. Assist provider during examination/procedure
7. Perform designated diagnostic tests as directed by provider
8. Draw, prepare and properly label designated lab work and/or specimens as directed by provider
9. Administer immunization, injections, or oral medications as ordered by provider
10. Assist in scheduling follow-up appointments
11. Answer patient calls in timely fashion
a) Monitor voicemail communications from patients
b) Communicate patient questions or concerns to provider
c) Follow-up communications to the patient as requested by provider
12. Verify completeness of medical record by reviewing previously ordered studies or documentation, ensures that documents are placed in the appropriate location within the record if using paper records
13. Communicates clinical findings and information obtained from the patient to the provider
14. Assist with provider correspondence and communications as directed for clinical care
15. Provide support in performing QA measures or controls for suites
16. Recognizes and communicates potential patient safety issues
17. Initiates and completes appropriate administrative and quality documentation including security and occurrence reports
18. Supports appropriate ordering of medical supplies demonstrating basic understanding of cost containment
19. As necessary, may function as a scribe:
a) Accompany the physician during the patient encounter.
b) Transcribe the physician dictated patient history, including history of present illness, review of systems, past medical, surgical, family and social histories, medication and allergies.
c) Transcribe the physical examination findings and procedures as performed by the physician.
d) Transcribe the results of laboratory and radiographic studies as directed by the physician.
e) Transcribe patient education and explanations of risks and benefits as performed by the physician.
f) Pend orders for referrals, tests, medications and procedures as directed by the physician.
g) Prepare and edit scribed document for physician review and signature.
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