The Medical Assistant performs assigned administrative and clinical duties under the direction of the Practice Manager, Senior Clinical Nurse and Physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments and maintaining medical records. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination and administering medications as directed by physician.
Record patients' medical history, vital statistics and information such as test results in medical records.
Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean.
Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.
Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets and physicians' instructions to patients.
Help physicians examine and treat patients, handing them instruments and materials or performing such tasks as giving injections or removing sutures.
Performs certain medical procedures including taking patients’ vitals and administering subcutaneous and intramuscular injections, basic lab tests, dressing changes and suture/staple removal as needed.
Provides lab results to physicians for review.
Contacts patients with lab results as instructed by the physician.
Performs essential office operations, including maintaining various logs and liaising with hospital and physician offices.
Verifies patient’s identification in accordance with the policies and procedures.
Interviews patients and records all gathered information in the patients chart.
Assists the front office staff as needed.
Prepares collected specimen for laboratory analysis, including properly completing proper lab requisition forms.
Orders supplies and maintains the back office. Ensures supplies are maintained and ordered in cost-effective manner.
Maintains and monitors biohazard receptacles.
Maintains OSHA guidelines for the department.
Emergency duty may be required of the incumbent that includes working in Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural. Additionally, incumbents are required to perform emergency response and management duties for Palm Beach County as required.
High School Diploma or GED required. Certificate or diploma from an accredited Medical Assistant Program required.
One (1) year experience as a Medical Assistant required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Certification from AAMA, AMT, NHA or NCCT preferred.