Certified Medical Assistant

San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation | Peridot, AZ

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Posted Date 5/21/2020
Description

 Certified Medical Assistant

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As directed and supervised by healthcare professional, performs a variety of patient care activities appropriate to the patient population to contribute to healthcare by preparing patients for visits and enhancing patient flow in accordance with established department policies, standards, procedures and compliance with local, Tribal, state and federal regulations and guidelines

 Receives patients, determines chief complaints, reviews medical history prior to exam and updates as appropriate

As directed and supervised by healthcare professional, collects and records a variety of routine patient data as part of check in procedures including, but not limited to: height, weight, temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, and glucose screen
Retrieves patient chart, reviews for completeness and obtains outside test results as appropriate
Performs patient checkout instructions; implements medical orders
Identifies and reports unusual findings or observations, clinical symptoms, behaviors and treatment reactions to appropriate healthcare professional
Prepares exam room for procedures, organizes instruments and equipment; assists healthcare provider during outpatient surgical procedures, applies/removes dressings
Cleans and sanitizes exam room and fixtures by removing soiled materials/instruments, replacing exam paper sheets and wiping counter areas to provide for efficient room turns
Performs lab draws and basic tests; seals and packages for processing by laboratory
As supervised by healthcare professional, administers immunizations to patients in accordance with physician orders
Assists review and reinforce education of basic healthcare procedures and activities
Assists coordinate transport of patients from clinic to other healthcare facility; faxes patient information and authorizations to receiving facility to facilitate admission
Assists ambulate patient to and from other clinic areas
Actively participates/assists during urgent care situations as directed; initiates and administers CPR as appropriate
Maintains current all records of medication and related health care provided in accordance with all applicable regulations, licensing requirements and standards
Performs visual inventory of stock and laboratory items; re-orders items to provide for availability of supplies for optimum efficient clinic operations
Performs a variety of activities to provide for the ongoing maintenance of the clinic’s environment
Performs medical scribe duties
Participates in a variety of in-services and unit meetings to maintain understanding of care plan changes
Refers problems beyond standards of practice to healthcare professional as appropriate
Participates in departmental orientation, on the job training and quality assurance programs/initiatives
Participates in a variety of department and hospital educational programs to maintain current skill and competency levels; identifies and discusses performance or training needs with Supervisor
Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements
One year of patient care experience preferred
High School Diploma or GED Equivalent required
Medical Assistant Certification required
Current BLS certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire

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