WellSpan Health Medical Assistant - Full Time - WellSpan Pediatric Medicine - Cornwall Road - Day/Evening in Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Medical Assistant - Full Time - WellSpan Pediatric Medicine - Cornwall Road - Day/Evening
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Medical Assistant, under the general supervision of the Clinical Nursing Coordinator, the Practice Manager, or Physician/Advanced Practice Clinician (APC), provides safe, therapeutic, and efficient care and services to patients and their families. Assists in the care of patients, performs treatments, administers medications (if both qualified and appropriately supervised), and reinforces education for patients and their families when appropriate, as directed by their Physician/APC.
Duties and Responsibilities:The following are essential job accountabilities:1 Obtains and documents reason for visit, patient vital signs to include both pain scale and pulse oximetry as appropriate.2 Assists providers with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.3 Collects specimens as directed by Physician/APC. Uses appropriate equipment and protocols for collecting, handling, testing, labeling and preparing for transportation to lab including proper identification, storage procedures and techniques.4 Ensures all patient care areas are adequately stocked with unexpired supplies and medications.5 Prepares patients for scheduled procedures by assuring patient is undressed and appropriately gowned.6 Assesses sterility of instruments, ensures they are intact, and supplies are set-up. 7 Sterilizes instruments, equipment and supplies as required, when applicable. Handles and stores instruments, equipment, and supplies appropriately.8 Completes necessary paperwork, prior authorizations and/or scheduling of appointments for patients who are ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services. 9 Maintains patient records to ensure an accurate record of the patients medical treatment.10 Adheres to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.11 Under the direct supervision of a Physician/APC, prepares and administers vaccines, medications, and controlled substances/narcotics as prescribed and as competencies permit. Utilizes the Six Rights of Medication Administration. Asks prescribed screening questions, identifies risks and contraindications, questions and observes for appropriate responses or adverse reactions.12 Documents and processes prescription requests and refills per Physician/APC order and or policy.13 Performs basic office procedures, examinations, and/or tests ordered by the Physician/APC and as certified competent (i.e. EKGs, ear lavage, vision tests etc.).14 Provides health care information materials and reviews with patient and family members as directed by Physician/APC (i.e. VIS sheets etc.).15 Under the direction of the Physician/APC, tracks, reviews, and monitors the follow-up of diagnostic test results to ensure the Physician/APC have verified and the patient has been notified. Relays information to patient from the provider regarding results and follow-up instructions.16 Obtains basic health information from patient/family members to review with Physician/APC or clinical resource person at the time of the visit or over the phone. Uses this information to assist Physician/APC in determining the urgency for care or an alternative venue for care for patients with acute problems, should access not be readily available at the practice. 17 Gives basic care information to patients/family members per provider guidelines and instructions.18 Uses Universal Precautions with every patient and visitor encounter.
Minimum Education: Associate degree or Diploma in Medical Assisting
Minimum Experience: Externship in physician office setting (4-6 weeks)
Required Certification/Registration: BCLS certification
Preferred Certification/Registration: National certification as a medical assistant
Excellent interpersonal skills
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
Additional Scheduling Info
PA Act73 – Child Abuse Clearance Required