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Medical Assistant - CMA/RMA - Full Time

Medical Assistant - CMA/RMA - Full Time
Amherst, OH
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Responsible for assisting physicians with patient care which will include checking schedules and organizing patient flow; accompanying patients to exam/procedure room/assisting patients as needed, collecting patient histories, performing screenings per guidelines, assisting physicians/nurses with various procedures; charting, relaying instructions to patients/families; answering calls and providing pertinent information. This person will also cross train to help fill in at the front desk. Needs to be willing to travel to various locations and be flexible with work hours.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
Complies with all HIPAA and OSHA regulations and policies.
Provides basic patient care as ordered.
Willing to travel to various office locations.
Documents all activities/interventions, patient/family responses, medication dispensed/prescribed, etc., in the medical record.
Promotes wellness by providing patient education materials, communicating physician advice/instructions.
Adheres to infection control/safety guidelines, and confidentiality policies.
Maintains examination rooms including cleaning exam/procedure rooms between patient visits. Stocks necessary supplies (medical and radiologic) as required.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Knowledge of basic nursing principles and protocols.
Knowledge of policies and procedures related to infection control, environmental safety and patient confidentiality.
Knowledge of medical chart reporting/records.
Skill in appropriate assessment and assistance techniques.
Skill in appropriate use of universal precautions, safe workplace and confidentiality methods.
Skill in health information management by appropriately charting patient data.
Skill in identifying equipment problems and correcting or notifying supervisor.
Ability to work effectively as team members with physicians and other staff.
Ability to appropriately interact with patients, families, staff and others.
Ability to flexibly respond to changing demands.
Ability to apply written instructions and standardized work practices.
Ability to communicate clearly.
Phlebotomy experience is not required but highly preferred.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
High school graduation or GED
Certified or Registered Medical Assistant certification required.
Minimum of two year work experience in public contact job, preferably medical office environment.
Graduate of medical assisting program preferred.
Maintains CPR certification
ENVIRONMENTAL / WORKING CONDITIONS:
Combination of office and exam offices. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations. Hepatitis B vaccination and TB test required
PHYSICAL / MENTAL DEMANDS:
Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, reaching. Occasional stress from workload. Must be able to use a variety of office equipment including phone, writing instruments, PC, fax and medical equipment including stethoscope, eye washing equipment, blood pressure cuff.
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