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Medical Assistant - Resource Team

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$ Sign-On Bonus Eligible
Rome, GA, United States
Job ID: 123626
Job Family: Patient Care Support
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Detailed Shift and Schedule: 8a-4:30p with evenings and weekend requirements
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12311112531661-Nursing - Float Pool

Overview

This position is Sign-on Bonus eligible.

The Medical Assistant performs a full range of duties necessary to support the care of patients from birth through the lifecycle.  He or she works under the direction of Physicians, the Site Manager and/or Practice Coordinator to assist with appropriate patient needs including education and communication.

1. Prepares the patient at the onset of the visit

  • Measures and records vital signs, height, and weight as necessary. 
  • Determines patient’s chief complaint and records in medical record.
  • Asks patient about relevant past medical history and records in the medical record.

2. Assists the physician with procedures and examinations as needed

  • Sets up the procedure/exam room with appropriate supplies/equipment. Prepares the patient for exam/procedure.
  • Maintains sterile technique and field during sterile procedures. Cleans exam room post patient encounter.
  • Properly cleans and disinfects instruments and prepares for sterilization.
  • Provides emotional and other clinical support to patient during exam as indicated.

3. Assists the physician in the provision of patient and family education

4. Answers general questions

  • Provides instructional materials.
  • Responds to patient calls by relaying between the provider and patient. Documents instructions appropriately.

5. Performs clerical duties as necessary Files reports in patient records.

  • Locates and pulls files for patient visits and returns files to shelf. Performs duties using IDX as applicable.
  • Performs insurance verification, referrals and precertification as required. 
  • Obtains billing waivers from patients as appropriate.

6. Provides nursing care for the patient as directed by the physician 

  • Administers medications per provider orders.
  • Performs waived lab procedures.
  • Performs other procedures ordered as noted on skill check list.

7. Maintains accurate medical records

  • Completes documentation related to patient visit.
  • Documents medications.
  • Documents all medication orders called in to pharmacies. Documents referrals and pre-certifications appropriately.

8. Communicates clearly and appropriately with team members, providers and patients Communicates 

  • complete timely information to team members.

9. Completes accurate coding of medical and laboratory procedures Completes encounter form 

correctly.

  • Verifies procedures that may be billed as “in-house”.
  • Maintains accurate knowledge of CPT codes of commonly performed services. Verifies diagnosis and procedures are matched for claims filing.

10. Provides age-appropriate care to patients

  • Measurement of vital signs, height and weight are performed using equipment appropriate for the age of the patient. 
  • Medication dosage and method of administration is age appropriate.
  • Techniques and equipment used in procedures are age appropriate.
  • Demonstrates teaching techniques and uses materials in teaching which are age appropriate.
  • Uses safety measures in patient care which are appropriate for age of patient.

 

 Education 

High school Diploma or GED

Medical Assistant diploma/certificate from nationally recognized, accredited program OR

Graduate from an accredited School of Practical Nursing OR

Completion of a formal medical services training of the United States Armed Forces

 

Certification/License

Nationally recognized and accredited current Medical Assistant certification

BCLS certification

 

Work Experience 

1 year of equivalent work experience required 

 

OSHA CLASSIFICATION I

ENVIRONMENTAL AND JOB HAZARDS

Frequent exposure to communicable disease, bodily fluids and tissue, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other

conditions common to a clinical environment.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Standing and walking for

extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries weight up to 50 pounds. Ability to distinguish letters, numbers and symbols with vision.

and hearing within normal range to respond to Code alerts and equipment alarms. Work-related stress due to volume and time constraints with

irregular working hours.