EVMS

  • Medical Assistant

    Position Number
    6221101
    Department
    OB/GYN
    Category
    Clinical
    Compensation Max
    USD $16.58/Hr.
    Compensation Min
    USD $12.75/Hr.
    Location : Location
    US-VA-Norfolk
  • Overview

    Responsible for front and back office procedures.  Also assists Physicians and Nurses with medical examination and urodynamic testing of patients.

     

    Your active certification must be uploaded to your profile.

    Responsibilities

    Perform Urodynamic Testing on patients.

     

    Answers incoming telephone calls and refers calls as necessary.  Also responsible for taking messages, paging doctors when appropriate, handling hospital consults, and answering inquiries.

     

    Schedules appointments with doctors, calls patients to remind and confirm appointments; reschedules patients from the bump list, and schedules residents’ clinics where appropriate.

     

    Prepares charts for the next day; creates new patient charts, files and pulls charts and checks charts for referrals and authorization prior to visit.  Also prepares charge tickets.

     

    Greets patients in a courteous manner, marks off names as patients arrive, and notifies nurses/medical assistants/MDs of arrivals.

     

    Checks-in and checks-out patients, obtains and writes referrals, when appropriately trained and directed, and schedules outside appointments with specialists.

     

    Gives directions to patients and visitors.

     

    Handles pick-up and drop off of medications.

     

    Phone triage.

     

    Takes vital signs such as height, weight, temperature, and blood pressure.  May draw blood and give injections under the immediate supervision of a Physician or RN. 

     

    Chaperons when appropriate and assists during certain minor surgeries and diagnostic procedures, such as Pap Smears. 

     

    Maintains clean, well-equipped examination rooms; cleans and sterilizes instruments. 

     

    Stocks examination rooms and triage area with medical supplies.  Inventories and reorders supplies.

     

    Document all information in EMR.

     

    Prepare education packets.

     

    Transport patients to hospital/ED when necessary

     

    Check EMR tasks daily

     

    Review patient lab results, discuss abnormal findings with the physician and follow up with patient in regard to treatment as necessary

     

    Performs other duties as assigned, according to the individual departmental needs.

     

    PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY MUST BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.

     

    Qualifications

    Successful completion of a Medical assistant program (or equivalent military training) and certification (CMA, CCMA, or RMA) is required.  Previous clinical experience is preferred.

     

    Your active certification must be uploaded to your profile.

    Location : Location

    US-VA-Norfolk

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