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Medical Assistant

Posted: 01/07/2022

Duffy Health Center is a patient-centered medical home, and every role requires functioning effectively using a team-based approach. Position is responsible for preparing patients for appointments with medical providers. Work includes, checking vital signs, collecting specimens for testing, performing initial health screening/assessments, performing routine tests, updating health and medical information, coordinating prescription call-ins to pharmacies for doctors, scheduling appointments and providing general information and assistance.

Position Functions
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
1. Interviews patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
2. Updates medical records such as vital statistics, health information, and test results in electronic medical records system.
3. Collects laboratory specimens, logs the specimens into system and prepares for testing.
4. Provides prescription information to pharmacies.
5. Operates electrocardiogram (EKG), and other equipment to administer routine diagnostic tests.
6. Prepares and maintains cleanliness of treatment rooms for each patient examination; keeps treatment room stocked with supplies.
7. Schedules appointments for patients; contacts medical facilities or departments to schedule patients for tests and/or admission.
8. Performs general office duties such as answering telephones, getting wet-reads from hospital and completing insurance forms.
9. Cross-trains for front desk and phone duties.
10. Responsible to maintain a steady pace of appointment for providers.
11. Inventories and maintains supplies monthly, including sample drugs.
12. Participates in regular continuing education to stay abreast of practices and trends.

Education and Experience
A candidate for this position must have a High School diploma or equivalent, and advanced training (certification), with at least two (2) years of experience in an internal medicine office setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
 

Position Type: Full-time