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Job: Medical Assistant

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Title:
Medical Assistant
Added:
May 15, 2018
State:
WY
County:
Park
City:
Cody
Employer:
West Park Hospital District
Description:

WEST PARK HOSPITAL DISTRICT
JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:  Medical Assistant                  

REPORTS TO:  Physician Clinics Director

JOB SUMMARY:  The Medical Assistant must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients.  The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective to the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the departments policies and procedures.

AGE SPECIFIC TO URGENT CARE CLINIC:
Newborn- Birth through 1 month Adolescent/Teenager- 13 years through 17 years Infant- 1 month through 1 year Young Adult- 18 years through 34 years Toddler- 2 years through 3 years Middle Adult- 35 years through 50 years Preschool- 4 years through 5 years Mature Adult-             51 years through 69 years School Age- 6 years through 12 years Geriatric Adult- 70 years +

CULTURE/RELIGIOUS ASPECTS:  Employee will care for patients of all cultural and religious backgrounds.  In view of the seasonal influx of people from all over the world, be prepared to care for patients of diverse cultural and/or religious backgrounds.

ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE:  Employee performs within the prescribed limits of the hospitals/departments Ethics and Compliance Program.  Is responsible to detect, observe and report compliance variances to their immediate supervisor, or upward through the chain of command, the Compliance officer or hospital hotline.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Administrative Duties:

  • Answering telephones
  • Updating, filing, and scanning patient medical records
  • Coding and filling out insurance forms
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services
  • Completes purchase orders, maintains inventory, and orders items from material management.
  • Makes out maintenance requests and insures items are repaired.

Medical Assistant Functions:

  • Taking medical histories
  • Explaining treatment procedures to patients
  • Preparing patients for examination
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
  • Performing basic laboratory tests
  • Instructing patients about medication and special diets
  • Preparing and administering medications as directed by a provider
  • Authorizing prescription refills as directed
  • Drawing blood
  • Taking electrocardiograms, as needed
  • Removing sutures and changing dressings
  • Assist physician and physician assistant in exam rooms
  • Escort patients to exam rooms, interviews patients, measure vital signs, including weight, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and document all information in patient's chart
  • Give instructions to patients as instructed by provider.
  • Ensure all related reports, labs and information is filed is available in patients' medical records prior to their appointment
  • Keep exam rooms stocked with adequate medical supplies, maintain instruments, prepare sterilization as required
  • Take telephone messages and provide feedback and answers to patient/physician/pharmacy calls
  • Prioritize and process messages from patients and front office staff to physicians and physician assistants
  • Maintain all logs and required checks (i.e. refrigerator temperatures, emergency medications, expired medications, oxygen, cold sterilization fluid change, etc.)
  • Pursues continuing education.
  • Follows policies and procedures per West Park Hospital.
  • Should be able to work well under situations of stress.
  • Performs lab procedures as certified.

Other Clinical Duties:

1.      Performs ancillary duties as required, i.e. ordering tests, running specimens to WPH, or picking up supplies as requested.
2.      Assists in general hygiene of the clinic and self, keeping waiting room and all working areas clean and free of clutter.
3.      Assists with back office functions as trained, i.e. rooming patients, taking vital signs, and performing lab procedures as certified.
4.      Adheres to West Park Hospital District Standards of Behavior.
5.      All other duties as assigned.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

1.      Attends department meetings and in-services and disaster drills.
2.      Stays up to date on all changes/education affecting position.
3.      Keeps current with CPR certification.

EDUCATION:  Graduate from an accredited medical assistant program or equivalent experience preferred.  Previous customer service and/or medical office experience preferred.

SKILLS:  Previous computer experience helpful. Basic Life Support Certification is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Ability to retain information with aptitude for detailed work, ability to follow directions, work flexible hours if necessary, to speak and hear (may use corrective devices), good vision acuity or corrected acuity, keyboarding.
    Job Classification A 0-20% of work time: standing, walking, lifting, carrying or pushing 20 pounds or less. Any lifting of 35 pounds or more requires the use of an assistive device and/or physical assistance. Up to 80% or more of work time: sitting.
  √ Job Classification B
  15-85% of work time: standing, walking, lifting, carrying or pushing up to 35 pounds independently. When lifting, carrying or pushing greater than 35 pounds assistance or assistive devices will be used.  0-15% of work time sitting
    Job Classification C
  15-85% of work time: standing, walking, lifting, carrying or pushing items up to 100 lbs. and occasionally 150 lbs.  When lifting, carrying or pushing greater than 35 pounds assistance or assistive devices will be used.  0-15% of work time sitting
EXPOSURE CATEGORY:      2                     

Tasks that do not involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue, but exposure may be required as a condition of employment.  Appropriate protective measures are readily available to these employees when needed.


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