The Certified Medical Assistant – Lab Tech helps providers with the delivery of patient care, responsible for lab and lab draws, providing basic triage and helping to ensure optimum patient-to-doctor flow. The Certified Medical Assistant – Lab Tech provides administrative support as well as clinical support under the supervision of the provider or nurse.
Overseeing daily operations of the lab.
Drawing labs on patients.
Following all protocols and accurate documentation.
Transmission of labs, requisitions and daily reports.
Lab maintenance and cleanliness of the lab.
Follow-through on lab results and coordinating with providers for additional results as needed.
Coordinate with site leadership to address lab bill concerns presented by site leadership or patients.
Reviews and prepares medical record to ensure completeness prior to patient exam, obtains reports, results that are not included in the chart. Documents clinic visit, observations, and related activities. Files charts.
Assists with gathering data for the patient history and physical assessment. Assists nurses and physicians with physical exams and simple in- house surgical and therapeutic procedures.
Checks patient vital signs and takes body measurements, documenting results in patient chart.
Prepares and maintains exam and treatment rooms, cleaning after patient discharges to ensure a clean and sanitized environment. Maintains supplies inventory and ensures patient care equipment is clean and properly functioning, reporting defective equipment and supplies to supervisor.
Collects specimens and prepares them for outside lab, communicating with lab for STAT pickups or testing. Performs simple STAT lab tests and performs urinalysis on urine specimens. Prepares lab results for physician to sign.
Administers breathing treatments and injections as ordered by the Provider, performs EKGs, and tests pregnant patients on NST machine per provider orders.
Answers phone calls, relaying patient requests and questions to appropriate individuals. Explains Provider instructions to patient, as appropriate. Provides teaching to patients and families within scope of knowledge base.
Assists with scheduling/referral of patients for specific treatments.
Responds to medical emergencies and administers first aid as appropriate.
Performs other duties as required.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent; graduate of an approved Medical Assistant Program.
Experience: Experience in ambulatory care preferred, bilingual preferred
Licenses or Certifications: Valid Certified Medical Assistant certificate and BCLS certification required.