Medical Assistant I - Danvers, MA3135308
- Monitors medical/surgical supplies and places orders for stock according to par level. Using Peoplesoft, orders specific supplies for the clinic.
- Obtains instrument kits from sterile processing department and pharmacy.
- Prepares exam rooms by cleaning and re-stocking them on a daily basis. Ensures cleanliness meets required standards.
- Escorts patients to exam rooms for all clinics, assists patient to undress and gown. Ensures safe positioning on exam table.
- Performs vitals signs, weight/ BMI and records on assessment form.
- Documents visit information on encounter form.
- Writes progress notes under the supervision of the staff nurse and/or the Nurse Manager and ensures notes are reviewed by nursing
- Sets up and assists with all clinic procedures, such as excisions, biopsies, sigmoidoscopies, and aspiration procedures.
- Removes dressings and applies dressings as directed by physician/registered nurse.
- Ensures the procedure room is stocked with supplies, excision sets, suture materials, specimen jars, electrocautery equipment and grounding pads.
- Instructs patient and family for selected diagnostic testing
- Assists the patient with ambulation, assuring patient comfort, dignity and safety during the patient care visit.
- Adheres to standards of patient confidentiality and privacy at all times.
- Provides care appropriate to the age specific needs of patient population.
- Provides assistance with special projects as necessary.
- Processes all collected specimens with appropriate lab slips, labeling and containers. Adds lab specimens in lab pick-up container.
- Provides back-up phone coverage at front desk of clinic and documents messages as needed per Nurse Coordinator
- Participates in clinic planning and management through discussions, staff meetings and daily communications with management (Practice Nurse).
- High school diploma or equivalent. Completion of medical assisting training program required. Associates degree helpful
- Minimum two years experience in outpatient clinical care (preferably surgical)
- Current BLS certification.
- Basic computer skills.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to interpret and follow directions.
- Basic Life Support/ CPR training
- Sterile field understanding and maintenance.
- Competencies in attaining and documenting vitals signs, weight/BMI
- Handling and identification of surgical instruments/ understanding of the sterilization process. Ability to assist with minor surgical procedures in the clinic.
- Adherence to regulatory and safety standards including OSHA, Joint Commission, infection control and HIPAA.
- Checking vital signs: blood pressure, temperature, weight/BMI
- Fully proficient with use of aseptic (sterile) technique
- Understands and carries out basic wound care techniques
- Knowledge of medical terminology
- Excellent organizational skills
- Works as a team member
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