Certified Medical Assistant - Surgical in Columbus, GA at St. Francis Hospital

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

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Job Description

St Francis Hospital

Assist with moderately complex patient care throughout one or more physician practices; responsible for the safe transport of patients, dispatch services, and appropriate documentation of services.  Collect data and transpose information into patient chart.  Render limited direct patient care; instruct patients and family members on the care requirements as directed by the attending physician or advanced practice clinician.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

-          Prepare patient for examination, procedure, test, and consultation; provide efficient and effective care under the guidance of a physician.

-          Assist patients and visitors as requested; ensure questions/concerns are addressed appropriately; receive and report complaints.

-          Conduct patient assessments and measure vitals (i.e., record temperature, blood pressure, and pulse) and provide patient information to physician; draw and collect blood samples; prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.

-          Apply and remove wound care dressings using aseptic techniques under the direction of a physician or advanced practice clinician.

-          Transport patients safely as requested or required.

-          Aide in patient education and reinforce care practices with patients.

-          Call in verbal pharmacy orders.

-          Chart patient activities appropriately; ensure all applicable occurrences and information are documented; complete all applicable forms.

-          Provide signed surgery/testing orders; follow-up on results and reports.

-          Maintain a clean and well stocked clinical area; maintain patient files, medical records, etc. according to established procedures.

-          Monitor and maintain the medical & drug supply closet.

-          Monitor the surgery/test schedule; notify the appropriate staff; ensure schedule changes are communicated appropriately.

-          Prepare patient charts, clinical instruments; patient room, and injections at the direction of the physician.

-          May conduct limited x-ray exams; review x-ray and provide to physician for interpretation.

-          May serve as the first point of contact in the Physician Office; greet patients and guest; direct calls and answer basic questions.

-          Other duties as assigned or required.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education:

-          High School diploma or completion of GED equivalent, and completion of a medical assisting program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Minimum Work Experience:

-          Six (6) months of Medical Assistant (MA) or similar experience in a physician office setting.

License(s) / Certification(s):

-          Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

-          Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:

-          Strong knowledge of basic medical terminology.

-          Working knowledge of general office equipment (i.e., copy machine, fax, 10-key calculator, etc.).

-          General knowledge of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

-          Strong customer service skills and the ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude with patients and guest.

-          Basic computer skills and the ability to operate simple to moderately complex software platforms.

-          Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively.

-          Interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with persons of varying personality types.

-          Organizational skills and the ability to multitask.

-          Problem solving skills and the ability plan and prioritize work.

-          Ability to be detail oriented and accurately document details and actions.

-          Ability to maneuver, lift, push, and/or carry patients and/or equipment with limited aide.

-          Ability to work effectively in a clinical setting with medical staff.

-          Ability to manage change effectively.

-          Ability to demonstrate and maintain a compassionate attitude with others.

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