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Certified Medical Assistant - Internal Medicine

June 19, 2014 - August 29, 2014
Location:Greenville, NC
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Clinical Services
Description:The certified medical assistant performs under the direction of a physician, Mid-Level Provider, an R.N. or L.P.N. and within the framework of the office policies and procedures for the clinical department.
Duties:1. Assist patient to complete health history.

2. Perform accurate measurement of vital signs, including blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and body weight and height.

3. Record all allergies, medications, and pertinent lab work on flow sheets.

4. Assist the physician or P.A. with common procedures, which involve little or no modification from one situation to another and may be performed with a predictable outcome.
a. EKG
b. Treadmill
c. Flexible sigmoidoscopy
d. Dressing changes
e. Administer p.o. meds under direct supervision
of physician
f. Administer subcutaneous, intramuscular or
intra-dermal injections under direct
supervision of a physician
g. Schedule various procedures with other
departments and clinics and co-ordinates
related appointments
h. Make referrals to other physicians with
authorization from patientís insurance
i. Assist with Pap smears
j. Set up sterile tray
k. Assist with bone marrow biopsy,
thoracentesis, paracentesis or lumbar
l. Ear lavage

5. Use proper body mechanics to assist patients with turning/lifting or to and from vehicle via wheelchair/stretcher.

6. Talk with patient and family members concerning medical problems via phone and documents conversation in charts as per office policy. Maintains patient confidentially.

7. Call in prescriptions to pharmacy per verbal order or written order of physician. Documents in patientís chart as per office policy.

8. Assist receptionist areas in working in unscheduled patients.

9. Communicate effectively with patients and staff.

10. Perform errands as delegated by station supervisor.

11. Restock and cleans exam rooms maintaining a clean and orderly work area.

12. Keep clinical supervisor informed of high-risk situations.

13. Demonstrate appropriate use in cleaning of equipment.

14. Practice infection control, following OSHA guidelines and office policy.

15. Maintain Medical Assistant certification.

16. Maintain CPR certification.

17. Attend fire safety classes, clinical meetings, and other continuing education classes as offered by Physicians East.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.
Qualifications:Graduate of an AAMA accredited Associate's Degree program. Must have current certification through AAMA by commencement of employment.

Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Involves standing and walking. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 100 pounds. Requires normal visual acuity and hearing. Requires exposure to bodily fluids.

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