QUALIFICATIONS: The LHC (Life Health Center) Medical Assistant must have at least one-year of varied clinical experience in a comprehensive medical care program which has involved direct patient care which may have included such patient care activities as taking vital signs, performing venipuncture, obtaining specimens, performing laboratory tests, and operating diagnostic equipment. Education is equivalent to the completion of the twelfth school grade, completion of academic work and graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant Training Program. Certification in one of the Medical Assistant professional bodies. Sufficient training and/or experience to be able to understand, speak fluently and clearly in English as well as a designated non – English language. Bilingual/bicultural preferred.
JOB SUMMARY: This is general patient care support work in Life Health Center. An employee in this position assists in implementing MD/DO/NP/PA’s orders and performs limited clinical services and procedures necessary to provide comprehensive health care services to patients. Work assignments include operating specialized medical equipment, contact with patients, organizing supplies, organizing equipment, cleaning of equipment and patient care areas. Work is performed under the supervision of a licensed or registered nursing superior. Consistently demonstrates and models the outstanding patient experience in alignment with LHC’s core values.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Takes and charts vital signs i.e., temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, height, and weight
· Completes medical history questionnaire; screening instruments and/or new patient documentation as needed
· Administers adult and pediatric injections, medications under the direction of a licensed or registered nurse.
· Tests under the direction of a licensed or registered nurse.
· Obtains blood samples for laboratory examination by venipuncture, finger-prick technique; obtains sputum, urine, and any other specimens for laboratory examination; logs, labels, prepares, centrifuges and processes laboratory specimens for transport; when necessary may perform and record certain laboratory determinations such as dipstick urine tests, urinalysis, urine pregnancy tests, blood glucose levels and other tests performed in a health center laboratory; operates various laboratory instruments in interpreting test results.
· Conducts and records results of eye chart vision tests; operates electrocardiograph, audiometer, sphygmomanometer, centrifuge, pulmonary function machine and other basic diagnostic or screening equipment, such as an electrocardiogram; or defibrillator; records results of tests on designated forms and in patient’s records.
· Prepares patients for medical examination; accompanies and assists doctor or other health care provider in examining and treating patients; administers first-aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation; speaks to parents and patients to provide them with information.
· Receives patients and guides them to proper destination; files and retrieves charts, reports and correspondence; selects appropriate forms and prepares patients’ charts; obtains then verifies patient’s signature consenting to treatment and billing; schedules ambulatory specialty services and special procedures under the specified direction of the physician on team; operates computer and other medical office equipment; may schedule appointments; completes or assists in completing patient’s insurance or other appropriate requests for information; photocopies medical records and correspondence; posts, organizes, maintains ledgers and logbooks; checks supply levels in the team areas, requisitions and stocks all supplies on team.
· Operates autoclave; organizes, washes, and sterilizes medical instruments, equipment, and furnishings; maintains treatment and work areas in a prescribed state of cleanliness; performs quality controls on laboratory equipment such as microscopes, refrigerators, and centrifuges; may be responsible for performing proficiency testing as required by regulatory agencies.
· Participates in training and may be required to demonstrate test techniques.
· Performs daily Point of Care (POC) testing and accurately logs results
· Enter and obtain information from the Life Health Center computer/EHR system including appointment scheduling
· Performs other job-related duties as necessary.