Certified Medical Assistant
- - Geriatrics
- Dayton, OH, USA
- Full Time
- Competitive salary and excellent full-time benefits, including Medical, HSA, Dental, Vision, PTO, Tuition Remission with Wright State University and a generous 7.5% company contribution to employee 401(a).
General Summary: A non-exempt position of a trained individual who is responsible for performing administrative duties and basic clinical tasks within the scope of such individual's practice in the State of Ohio as delegated under the direction of practice physicians.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
1. Fulfills patient care responsibilities as assigned that may include checking schedules and organizing patient flow; accompanying patients to exam/procedure room; assisting patients as needed with dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc.; collecting patient history; performing screenings per provider guidelines; assisting with various procedures; charting; relaying instructions to patients/families; answering calls, and providing pertinent information; all as within the scope of medical assistant practice.
2. Fulfills clerical responsibilities as assigned that may include sending/receiving patient medical records; obtaining lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc.; completing forms/requisitions as needed; scheduling appointments; verifying insurance coverage and patient demographics; managing and updating charts to ensure that information is complete and filed appropriately.
3. Fulfills environmental responsibilities as assigned that may include setting up instruments and equipment according to department protocols; cleaning exam/procedure rooms, instruments and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control; cleaning sterilizer according to scheduled maintenance program and keeping appropriate records; ordering, sorting, storing supplies; and restocking exam/procedure rooms.
4. May be involved in assisting physicians with certain patient care activities and handling clerical, environmental, and organizational tasks. Provides certain information to patients so they may fully utilize and benefit from the clinical services
5. Fulfills organizational responsibilities as assigned including respecting/promoting patient rights; responding appropriately to emergency codes; sharing problems relating to patients and/or staff with immediate supervisor.
6. Fulfills clinical medical assisting responsibilities in accordance with State guidelines, which may include medical/surgical asepsis, sterilization, instrument wrapping and autoclaving; checking vital signs (taking blood pressure, measuring pulse and breathing rates, collecting data such as weight and height measurements); physical examination preparations; drug administration through certain routes including injections (does not include arterial punctures or inserting intravenous medications); prescription verifications with physician's orders; minor surgery assists including surgical tray set-up pre/post surgical care, applying dressings, and suture removal; biohazard waste disposal and monitoring; therapeutic modalities; instructing patients with assistive devices, body mechanics; laboratory procedures including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines; quality control methods; specimen handling such as urine, throat, vaginal, stool, and sputum; electrocardiography (if trained as an electrocardiograph technician), and first aid.
7. Other duties as assigned.
Education/Certifications: High school diploma or equivalent; medical assistant diploma from an accredited vocational institution or a community college course in medical assisting. Current documentation of a national certification for the registered medical assistant (RMA) through the American Medical Technologists (AMT) or for the certified assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Must possess current health records with the appropriate immunizations to work in the health care field (hepatitis B and tuberculosis).
Experience: 1-5 years recent experience working in a medical facility as a medical assistant and/or documented evidence of externship completed in a medical office.
Other Requirements: The employee is expected to protect the privacy of all patient/client information in accordance with Wright State Physicians privacy policies, procedures, and practices as required by Federal (and State) law in accordance with general principles of professionalism as a health care provider.