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Medical Assistant / Medical Assistant

Golden Valley, Minnesota

Category: Allied

Certification: Medical Assistant

Specialty: Medical Assistant

513206

Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION - MEDICAL ASSISTANT (GT)

Job Summary:

The Medical Assistant performs routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep clinics or physician offices running smoothly. The duties of the medical assistant may vary from office to office depending on the office size, location and specialty. The Medical Assistant reports to the Nursing Supervisor or the Office Manager and maintains a cooperative working relationship with patients, patients families, medical staff and interdepartmental personnel.

Qualifications:

Education: High school education or the equivalent with formal training in medical assisting. Certification as a Medical Assistant preferred.

Experience: One year full time experience as a Medical Assistant

Certification: Certification as a Medical Assistant from a nationally certifying organization. Current BLS Certification

Duties and Responsibilities

The Medical Assistant is expected to practice safe and ethical assistant duties within his/her scope under the direction of Registered Nurse Office Manager or Physician. The Medical Assistant should understand his/her own limitations, seeking advice and assistance when necessary. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Clerical Duties
    • Answer Telephone
    • Greet patients
    • Update and file patient medical records
    • Fill out insurance forms
    • Handle both written and verbal correspondence
    • Schedule appointments
    • Arrange for hospital admissions
    • Handle billing and bookkeeping
  • Clinical Duties
    • Taking medical histories
    • Taking and recording vital signs
    • Explaining treatment procedures to patients
    • Preparing patients for examination
    • Assisting physician with examinations
    • Collect and prepare laboratory specimens
    • Perform laboratory tests
    • Dispose of contaminated supplies
    • Sterile medical equipment
    • Authorize prescription refills as directed by physician
    • Perform IKGs
    • Remove sutures
    • Change dressings
  • Utilize resources and materials in an efficient and safe manner
  • Consistently practice universal precautions
  • Performs all duties promptly in a competent and caring manner
  • Maintain good working relations and communication among patients/residents and all healthcare personnel
  • Present a neat appearance and dress in compliance with the client facilities’ policies
  • While on assignment, the Certified Nursing Assistant is responsible and accountable to their assigned patients and to the client institution. The Nursing Assistant is under the direct supervision of the Charge Nurse, Physician or other assigned personnel and must have the ability to follow directions/instruction from his/her supervisor.

Essential Functions:

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    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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