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Certified Medical Assistant with lab experience

Description

Summary: (Full-time/40 hours)

Assists in examination and treatment of patients under direction of Physician or Nurse Practitioner by utilizing a team based model and performing the following duties

Responsibilities: Include the following.

  • Interviews patients, measures vital signs, such as pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height, and records information on patients' charts and maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Performs phlebotomy to obtain blood samples for laboratory testing as well as obtain other samples required for testing upon medical provider’s request.
  • Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients.
  • Hands instruments and materials to doctor as directed.
  • Cleans and sterilizes instruments.
  • Inventories and orders medical supplies and materials.
  • Administers routine diagnostic test or calls medical facility or department to schedule patients for tests.
  • Obtains pre-certifications from insurance providers for special procedures.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement (QI), Quality Assurance (QA) and Continuous Quality Improvement Activities (CQI) as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience:

High School diploma or equivalent, One to two years related experience in medical office and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working in lab and pediatrics is preferred. 

Communication Skills:

Must possess the ability to communicate verbally and non-verbally with clients, coworkers, and members of management. Excellent professional customer service skills required.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Work Processing software, Electronic Medical Records software and Spreadsheet design software.

Certificates and Licenses:

Medical Assistant Certification. Certification in CPR and OSHA training. 

Maintain professional certification

Maintain a current and valid TN driver’s license

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job:

Stand for extended periods of time; push, pull and reach; occasionally bend, sit, stoop and stretch

Have full range of body motion, including handling and lifting of patients

Have the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity needed to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and medical equipment

Have a normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports; specific vision requirements: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus

Occasionally lift and carry up to 20 pounds

Occasional travel between office location

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