The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology seeks a CertifiedMedical Assistant (MA) to be responsible for duties related to patient care in the ambulatory clinic environment. The individual displays responsible behaviors, communicates effectively with others, and functions as a member of the healthcare team. The MA functions under the direct supervision and authority of the physician when performing clinical tasks during patient care. The MA reports to the nurse manager, who is responsible for administrative supervision, staff development, and orientation of the MA to the area's policies and procedures.
The MA must demonstrate competency in all skills related to the performance of patient care. The MA maintains inventory of examination/procedure room supplies, assists in the organization of efficient patient flow, and organizes the clinic environment to assure patient safety. The MA demonstrates problem-solving skills as they relate to patient care activities, provides guidance for and acts as a role model for Medical Assistants in the clinical area.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Participates in the care of the patient, under direct supervision of a physician or mid-level provider, and in collaboration with the healthcare team.
Collects patient information and assessment data.
Obtains and records patient's vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight and height. Reports assessment findings to practitioner and records on appropriate documentation forms in a timely manner.
Obtains additional data from patient and significant other based on initial data collection. Performs chart review prior to clinic visit to obtain historical data, including any previous ultrasounds, labs, etc.
Monitors patient status, recognizing and reporting abnormal findings or changes in condition. Organizes patient care activities based on assessment findings.
Confirms and clarifies written orders prior to implementation of delegated tasks. Maintains and uses principles of aseptic techniques and infection control when performing clinical duties and tasks.
Under clinical supervision, performs delegated procedures (including injections) common to specialty area in a safe, effective, and efficient manner according to Clinical Practice Policy and Procedures.
Assists practitioner in identified patient procedures/treatments/examinations (preparation, positioning, supplies, equipment).
Proactively problem-solves and identifies solutions to barriers to safety. Appropriately obtains and manages specimens, including: labeling, form completion, transport to laboratories, and log maintenance.
Performs quality control for waived testing. Acts as a
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