The Medical Assistant, in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s Neurology department will assist Physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses in the preparation and delivery of health care to clinic patients by performing a variety of medically related tasks to ensure smooth patient flow. Performs clinical task such as taking patients vital signs, weight, and documenting reason for visit in medical chart. May give patient injections. Ensures that exam rooms are prepared for patient visits.
Responsibilities Include: Taking patients' vital signs, weight; Documents health history and medical information along with reason for visit in the electronic medical record; Administering injections; Performs blood draws and office waived laboratory point of care testing to include compliance for quality control testing; Prepares, labels and bagging specimens; Ensures that exam rooms are prepared for patient visits; Accompanies patients to exam/procedure room, and assisting them to the examination tables; Assists physicians with examinations and in-office procedures; Orders and schedules laboratory tests; Packages and transports specimens, instruments and requisitions to lab and pharmacy; Completes questionnaires and necessary forms for physician referrals and hospitalizations.Assists in obtaining pre-certifications, as needed. Orders, receives and stores all medical and surgical supplies; May clean instruments and operate sterilizer.
Delivers patient care individualized relative to age/developmental, psycho-socio-cultural patient treatment needs; Repairs charts, and creating and maintaining logs; Retrieves necessary lab reports, ultrasound, x-rays and mammogram reports; Makes calls to patients; Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Certified Medical Assistant and at least two years of experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated ability to use electronic medical record systems.
- Demonstrated familiarity with medical terminology.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain positive interactions with the patients, their families and associated medical professionals in a respectful and courteous manner.
- Must be self-motivated and able to adapt to change and work under stressful circumstances.
- Strong attention to detail with the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the operations of clinical equipment.
- Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and make sound decisions.
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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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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular