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Medical Assistant, Metro IPC ( Bethesda)

Company: GWU Medical Faculty Associates
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary To assist physicians, nurses, and patients by providing ambulatory medical care services. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: -To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. - Other duties may be assigned. CLINICAL

  • Responsible for clinic patient flow, informing physicians of patients' arrival and room assignment
  • Rooming patients
  • Accompanies and/or assists patients to the exam room in a professional manner
  • Obtains patient vital signs, including height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration
  • Pulse oximetry, if needed
  • Vital Signs
  • Able to perform using manual equipment and Welch Allen spot vital sign machine and import results to electronic medical record in a timely fashion
  • Assist physicians during examinations and procedures. This includes setting up the exam room and preparing the patient
  • May be required to take patient medical history if an applicable per department
  • Assists in explaining test procedures to patients Ability to calculate dosages (may be required to demonstrate via passing yearly written medication exam) Administer medications (oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal, inhalation, rectal, topical) using proper technique - this duty can only be performed after the MA has demonstrated competencies to clinic RN yearly, if applicable per department
    • Communicates laboratory and test results to physicians and/or nurses
    • May assist with other support activities, including packaging and sterilizing equipment and supplies
    • Maintains patient areas clean and safe
    • Maintains and improves knowledge and expertise through continuous training Passes yearly Competency-Based Objectives (CBO), if required by the department
      • Must pass all tests in a maximum of two attempts, if required by the department
      • Knowledge and performance of sterile techniques required
      • Suture removal is permitted as long as a nurse or physician is present to assess the wound
      • Assist in maintaining patient areas in a clean and safe manner
      • Performs other duties as assigned ADMINISTRATIVE
        • Answers phones and triages calls as appropriate
        • Schedules patient appointments and procedures
        • Takes inventory of supplies, equipment, and medication
        • Ensures clinical areas are well stocked
        • Ensures expiration dates have not lapsed
        • Communicates problems and concerns to supervisors
        • Copying/faxing/scanning
        • Reports equipment/computer problems
        • Provides excellent customer service by demonstrating positive behaviors towards patients, families/visitors, providers, other department staff, and co-workers
          • Performs QA of equipment and instruments COMPUTER SKILLS-EPIC
            • Properly import vital signs into the patients' electronic medical record
            • Properly document medical information
            • Generates accurate simple tasks, such as notifying physicians of PPD and Point of Care (POC) results, etc.
              • Able to locate, follow, and document results of computerized orders
              • Able to appropriately document care and services into the patients' electronic medical record
              • Able to pull up schedules and print labels
              • Attend IT training
              • Attend all training classes to maintain computer skills and learn any EPIC updates
              • Pass all proficiency tests All tests must be passed in a maximum of two attempts if required by the department Per scope of work, Medical Assistants are NOT allowed to do the following:
                • Medical Assistants cannot call in an RX without a doctor's order
                • Medical Assistants are not allowed to do insulin injections
                • Medical Assistants cannot calculate dosages - Qualifications Education - - - - - - - - - - -
                  • High school graduate and graduate from a Medical Assistant School
                  • Certification or Registration as a Medical Assistant is required and required to keep current - Experience - - - - - - - -
                    • Two to three years of experience in general patient care (i.e. hospital, physician's office, or ambulatory care setting) preferred Licensure
                      • Current in basic CPR/AED

Keywords: GWU Medical Faculty Associates, Bethesda , Medical Assistant, Metro IPC ( Bethesda), Healthcare , Bethesda, Maryland

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