- Date: 08/01/2019
- Hospital: Rochelle Community Hospital
- Address: 900 N 2nd St, Rochelle, IL 61068
- Contact Information:
- Position Summary:
GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATION: Rochelle Community Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. All offers are contingent upon successful passing of a post-offer substance testing, positive reference checks and background check and your ability to establish your employment eligibility in the United States.
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No sponsorship is available for this position.
No agencies or 3rd party vendors.
The Clinic Medical Assistant is responsible for assigned clerical duties and delegated clinical duties including obtaining vital signs, phlebotomy, CLIA waved testing necessary for the medical office visit, and documenting findings in patients’ medical records. Communicates effectively with staff, providers, patients and families.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for greeting patients appropriately and registering patients for scheduled appointments.
- Answers phone calls, schedules appointments, documents patient messages and forwards information to the nurse or provider. The MA does not provide medical advice or recommend treatment.
- Initiates and manages prior authorizations/prior approvals as necessary for referrals, diagnostic testing and medications according to insurance companies’ guidelines.
- Documents clearly, concisely and accurately in the medical record.
- Prepares the patient for medical examination by obtaining vital signs, height and weight; obtains pertinent patient history and reason for visit, and documents in the medical record.
- Maintains/updates/reconciles the patient’s medical record, including allergies and medications, and enters in the medical record according to provider’s designated process.
- Prepares and maintains examination and treatment areas.
- Prepares patient for and assists with routine and specialty examinations, and in-office procedures and minor office surgeries.
- Performs specimen collections: venipuncture, capillary puncture, and obtains specimen for microbiological testing.
- Performs electrocardiography as ordered by Physician or APN.
- Perform respiratory testing, such as PFT/Pulse Oximetry, and administers medications via nebulization as ordered by Physician or APN.
- Perform CLIA-Waived testing: urinalysis, rapid strep, rapid influenza, mono-spot as ordered by Physician or APN.
- Administer immunizations and other injectable medications as ordered by the Physician or APN.
- Refills medications as directed by Physician or APN.
- Maintains confidentiality of information regarding patients, families, and staff members; avoids discussion of related issues in public areas.
- Follows infection control fundamentals related to: Standard Precautions, good hand washing, proper disposal of biohazardous materials, sterile or aseptic technique, disinfection of instruments/equipment, and preparation for sterilization.
- Scans documents into EMR system after completing orientation and competency.
- Participates in Performance Improvement Activities.
- Adheres to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal/state/local requirements and regulatory bodies.
The responsibilities listed above are not all-inclusive; other activities may be required in support of the hospital’s goals and objectives.
- Credentialed by one of the following: American Association of Medical assistants as a Certified Medical Assistant, National Healthcareer Association as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, National Center for Competency Testing as a National Certified Medial Assistant.
- Current BLS Certification.
- High School graduate or equivalent.
- Graduate of an accredited medical assistant program.
- Previous medical office experience preferred.
- Working knowledge and use of computer applications.
- Excellent organizational and communication skills required. Willingness to work as a part of the team is a must.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
- Work is generally performed in patient care setting, tasks require clinical contact that could produce exposure to injuries (e.g. cuts, needle sticks) and exposure to blood, illnesses and contaminated, hazardous materials.
Rochelle Community Hospital Association position descriptions are guidelines. They are not intended to identify every task that an employee will be asked to do. They are intended to provide a general outline of the work, responsibilities, and qualifications of the position. Employees are expected to provide whatever assistant is needed so that both individual and organizational success can be achieved.