EVMS

Medical Assistant

Position Number
6090002
Department
Family & Community Medicine
Category
Clinical
Compensation Max
USD $16.25/Hr.
Compensation Min
USD $12.50/Hr.
Location : Location
US-VA-Portsmouth

Overview

This is a full time position for a medical assistant, providing outpatient care for our patients and assisting our physicians in all clinical areas of the practice.

 

*Your certification must be uploaded to your profile*

 

This position is located in Portsmouth, VA.

Responsibilities

  • Triage of incoming patients by obtaining vital signs, chief complaint, reconcile medication list, reconcile allergies, assess smoking status and prepare patient for the visit.

 

  • Assist physicians with examinations, minor surgeries, diagnostic procedures, and treatments. Provide basic patient care and examinations as directed.

 

  • Administer injection of medications or immunizations in accordance with approved protocols. Observe patient for any reaction to medications, immunizations, treatments and significant incidents.

 

  • Cross train with LPN staff nurses to be able to perform all diagnostic procedures, i.e.; visual exams, ear lavage, EKG, Spirometry, all injections, helping with pharmacy requests, in house labs, procedure clinics and entering of all data in the Electronic Medical record.

 

  • Prepare exam rooms for patient visits, restocking of the clinical area and exam rooms. Sterilize instruments when used and maintain medical equipment.

 

  • Appropriately document interventions in the electronic medical record. Review the chart for completeness, test results and billing.

 

  • Scan upcoming appointments for additional medical record information necessary. Obtain medical records from other physician offices, hospitals, labs, emergency rooms and radiology prior to patient visit.

 

  • Complete all “tasks” assigned to individual team (as well as covering for other MA’s who may be temporarily absent). This includes responding to patient messages, prescription refills, lab results, referrals, home health agencies, medication prior authorizations, patient forms and follow up from physicians. All tasks must be reviewed, addressed and marked appropriately before the close of each business day.

 

  • Respond to questions from patients, family members, faculty/residents, other health care providers in a timely and professional manner. Patient phone calls should be answered on the same day they are logged in, before leaving for the day.  If patient is not home at the first attempt, a notation should be made in the medical record.  All patient conversations must be documented in the electronic medical record.

 

  • In their roles as team members in the Patient Centered Medical Home, MA’s are also asked to administer and collect patient satisfaction surveys, contact patients in between visits to assess medical status and medication adherence. 

 

  • Participate in all staff meetings, education lectures and PCMH/QI improvement activities.

 

  • Follow EVMS protocols related to infection control, environmental safety and patient confidentiality. Complete annual recertification for OSHA, Blood Borne Pathogens, Compliance, Respiratory FIT and IT policy. Maintain current CPR certification MA certification.

 

  • MA staff is required to fill in for other clinical staff during vacations and illness and perform other duties as assigned by physicians or supervisors.

Qualifications

Successful completion of a Medical assistant program (or equivalent military training) and certification (CMA, CCMA, or RMA) is required. Completion of AB-ROE modules will be accepted in lieu of certification.

 

Experience in a doctor’s office/ clinical area preferred. Experience in a “fast paced” ambulatory setting is desirable, but not essential. Possess professional interaction skills with physicians, outside offices, pharmacies, referring agencies, hospital personnel and support staff.

Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to balance multiple priorities and tasks.  Ability to make professional decisions under the supervision of the physicians and licensed nurses.  Have the ability to read and comprehend all information required for this position. Have the ability to calculate figures and amounts required for medication administration.

 

Certification (CMA, CCMA, RMA) must be uploaded to profile.

Location : Location

US-VA-Portsmouth

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