The Medical Assistant is responsible for performing administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height
- Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician
- Record patients’ medical history, vital statistics and information such as test results in medical records
- Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician
- Collect blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing
- Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets and physicians’ instructions to patients
- Help physicians examine and treat patients, handing them instruments and materials or performing such tasks as giving injections and removing sutures
- Authorize drug refills and provide prescription information to pharmacies
- Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean.
- Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies
- Schedule appointments for patients
- Change dressings on wounds
- Greet and log in patients arriving at office or clinic
- Perform general office duties such as answering telephones and completing insurance forms
- Inventory and order medical, lab, and office supplies and equipment
- Perform routine laboratory tests and sample analyses
- Set up medical laboratory equipment
- Perform other duties as assigned
· High school diploma or GED. Associate degree in a medical field preferred
· Must have one year of Medical Assistant work experience
· Medical assistant certification preferred
· Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and customer service
· Understanding of medical terminology, coding procedures and reference tools
· Familiarity with an electronic practice management system
· Positive, professional attitude
· Neat and clean appearance at all times
· Ability to work with precision under pressure
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
The physical demands of this job include frequent walking, sanding, and light physical effort performed on a level surface. Some carrying, lifting, kneeling, bending, reaching, and squatting are involved in the medical office.