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Medical Assistant in Norwalk, CA at Avanti Hospitals

Date Posted: 9/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Coast Plaza Hospital

Job Title: Medical Assistant 

City: Norwalk / State: California    

Healthcare Practice

Day Shift

From 9:00 AM

To 5:30 PM

                                      


Job Description and Job Responsibilites

 

Job Title: Medical Assistant

SUMMARY: Provides the highest level of patient care by completing the Providers orders accurately and efficiently while demonstrating compassion and empathy. Facilitates communication among team members, patient/family to provider and physician/offices and other healthcare team members under the supervision of the Clinical Nurse Manager.

PURPOSE: Maintain a continuous flow of patient care by executing provider orders. Expedite patient care by preparing the patient for testing, treatment, and procedures that the Provider may perform. Promote constant communication between the patient and provider to ensure all patient needs were met.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

• Maintain compliance with HIPAA and other organization and government regulations applicable to the Patient Access setting

• Provide excellent customer service at all times by effectively meeting patient’s needs, understanding who the patients are and building quality relationships.

• Provider orders are completed in a timely manner and Documented in Agility

• Review Authorization and confirm correct protocol

• Administer Injections/medication/Vaccines with correct dosages, route, and documentation

• Collect and prepare laboratory specimens and contact courier as needed

• Monitor and observe patients and report on conditions to the Providers

• Set up and maintain examination room ready for Provider evaluation

• Daily narcotic count at the start and end of every shift

• Initial all completed line items on Protocol encounter form

• Document all PFT and Audiogram results in EMR

• Reviewing DOT and Physical paperwork with the patient before discharge

• Provide comfort measures to patients (e.g. Water, Blanket, Cold pack, Wheelchair)

• Review Patient health history inputted into the system ( e.g. ROS, HPI, PMH)

• Discharge patient with necessary information and paperwork (e.g. DME, Rx, Work Note,

School Absence, Exit Care Summary)

• Ability to work in a fast paced environment

 OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

• Maintain a clean working environment. This includes your personal work space and the facility (e.g. Nurses station, patient rooms, restrooms, waiting rooms, break rooms).

• Patient rooms are stocked with supplies at the beginning of every shift (e.g. ear speculums, bed paper, sanitizer, cotton tip applicator)

• Completion of Mask fit cards are done prior to discharging the patient

• Complete requisition forms and log specimens out with accurate patient demographics

In order to meet the business need and provide the highest quality of care to our patients and
customers, individuals may be required to work beyond normally scheduled shifts and will be
required to comply with the organization’s attendance policies.

 

 

 




Job Requirements

EDUCATION, LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Front and or back office experience preferred
• Medical Assistant Certification
• BLS/ CPR Card

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
• Previous experience working directly with the patients in a hospital, clinic, physician office or other medical setting preferred.

EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
• Computer, office equipment (photocopier, scanner, fax, etc.), multi-line phone system.
• Proper use of an EKG Machine, WBC Machine, HemoCue – Hemoglobin, and Glucose Machine
• Pulmonary Function Test
• Audiogram and Titmus
• Mask Fit Test, Qualitative
• Sphygmomanometer


SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
• Employees are responsible for all aspects of the organization’s safety and health program including compliance with safety rules and regulations, remedying unsafe working conditions, and for continuously practicing safety while performing duties.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing the duties of this job, the position is frequently required to do the following:
• Use standard office equipment and access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
• Use computer keyboard with manual and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions efficiently for extended periods of time.
• Communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population.
• Frequently bending, squatting, kneeling, climbing with the use of a step stool and twisting.
• Lift and carry up to 20 pounds.
• Sit or stand for minimum periods of one hour at a time.
• Give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail and accuracy.
• Perform complex mental functions and basic arithmetic functions; interpret complex laws, regulations, and policies; collect, interpret and/or analyze complex data and information.
• Vision: see details of objects at close range.
• Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.

 

 

Job Requirements

EDUCATION, LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Front and or back office experience preferred
• Medical Assistant Certification
• BLS/ CPR Card

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
• Previous experience working directly with the patients in a hospital, clinic, physician office or other medical setting preferred.

EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
• Computer, office equipment (photocopier, scanner, fax, etc.), multi-line phone system.
• Proper use of an EKG Machine, WBC Machine, HemoCue – Hemoglobin, and Glucose Machine
• Pulmonary Function Test
• Audiogram and Titmus
• Mask Fit Test, Qualitative
• Sphygmomanometer


SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
• Employees are responsible for all aspects of the organization’s safety and health program including compliance with safety rules and regulations, remedying unsafe working conditions, and for continuously practicing safety while performing duties.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing the duties of this job, the position is frequently required to do the following:
• Use standard office equipment and access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
• Use computer keyboard with manual and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions efficiently for extended periods of time.
• Communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population.
• Frequently bending, squatting, kneeling, climbing with the use of a step stool and twisting.
• Lift and carry up to 20 pounds.
• Sit or stand for minimum periods of one hour at a time.
• Give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail and accuracy.
• Perform complex mental functions and basic arithmetic functions; interpret complex laws, regulations, and policies; collect, interpret and/or analyze complex data and information.
• Vision: see details of objects at close range.
• Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.