Oakhurst Medical Centers Inc Medical Assistant in Stone Mountain, Georgia
This position is responsible for providing assistance to other members of the health care team in assuring the efficient provision of health services and the smooth flow of patient care through the center. Responsible to the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Manager, and Director of Nursing (DON). Performs a variety of tasks as an entry-level worker on the health care team. Introduces the client and/or client’s family into the health care system. The position is a liaison between the client, client’s family and the health care providers.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Graduate of an accredited medical assistant program.
Current medical assistant certification preferred.
At least 2 years of clinical experience in an outpatient/ambulatory setting.
BLS certification required.
Knowledge of medical procedures, which relates to patient education and health practice.
Excellent communication, organizational and customer service skills.
Excellent phone etiquette.
Appropriately obtain and record patient’s full vital signs, height, weight, head circumference and performs hearing and vision screenings.
Obtaining patient histories.
Obtaining health and developmental screens using provided assessment tools.
Obtaining pre-authorizations and prior authorizations.
Maintain order, readiness and cleanliness of all exam rooms per OSHA standards.
Administers injections and medications as ordered by a provider.
Performs routine venipuncture, with supervision by provider.
Perform CLIA waived tests such as urine analysis, blood glucose, hematocrit, strep screening, flu screening, urine pregnancy test, gram stain, wet mount, OC culture, TB tine test, and EKG and Pap smear preparation.
Routine and special culture preparation for off-site testing.
Performing suture/staple removal per provider orders.
Maintain order and cleanliness of bathroom.
Clean and sterilize equipment and instruments using the autoclave.
Assist the nursing supervisor in maintaining inventory of all medical equipment and stock supplies as needed.
Maintain logs on specified lab results as required for the Quality Assurance Committee.
Follow protocols (as implemented) for clinical measures in given specialty area.
Knowledge of rules, regulations, center policies, procedures and capable of communicating the above on the clients level as necessary.
Be familiar with the emergency crash cart, and participating in medical and other emergencies.
Assist in maintaining OSHA and CLIA regulations for MedCura Health.
Participates in conferences and meetings as necessary. Participates in any pertinent in-service education planned by the Center to improve job performance.
Cooperates with the LPN, RN and Medical Director in implementing planned changes and activities to improve Nursing Care provided in the department.
Promote harmonious working relationships and favorable attitudes among the health care team.
Supports and adheres to administrative and nursing services policies and procedures.
Conform to Center dress code.
Maintains confidentiality of patient information.