Title: Medical Assistant
The Medical Assistant, in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine's Family Medicine Department, will function as a member of the health care team by exercising sound judgment based on preparation, knowledge, skills, understanding, and past experiences.
The Medical Assistant’s responsibilities will include: setting up and stocking exam rooms for daily clinics; ordering, receiving and storing vaccines and supplies; assisting patients into exam rooms; triaging patient by performing initial assessment, including vital signs, height, weight, giving injections, verify patient medications, take medical histories on new patients, and other required elements for electronic medical record documentation. In addition the Medical Assistant, as needed, will be performing skin test, urine tests and venipuncture.
When not required to be in the clinical area, the Medical Assistant will work with the RN assisting with the following: preparing pre-certs and denials of service, monitoring appointments and lab studies, following up with physician on patients' abnormal lab results, returning patient phone calls within 24 hours, coordinating patient requests for prescription refills, and documenting all patient related issues and charting in the electronic medical record. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Certified Medical Assistant and at least two years of experience in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Pediatrics. Must have demonstrated experience working in an electronic medical records. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
* Demonstrated familiarity with medical terminology.
* Must possess effective and professional communication skills.
* Must possess excellent organizational skills.
* Ability to maintain positive interactions with the patients, their families and associated medical professionals in a respectful and courteous manner.
* Ability to work nights/weekends/early morning; and overtime as required.
* Must be self-motivated and able to adapt to change and work under stressful circumstances.
* Demonstrated proficiency in the operations of clinical equipment.
* Demonstrated computer skills and knowledge of standard office equipment.
* Demonstrated Experience with Epic
* Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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