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Medical Assistant - Palisades Eye Surgery Center

Company: Surgery Care Affiliates
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Today, SCA Health has grown to 11,000 teammates who care for 1 million patients each year and support physician specialists holistically in many aspects of patient care. Together, our teammates create value in specialty care by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering on the quadruple aim of high-quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care.
As part of Optum, we participate in an integrated care delivery system that enables us to support our partners as they navigate a complex healthcare environment, Only SCA Health has a dynamic group of physician-driven, specialty care businesses that allows us to customize solutions, no matter the need or challenge:

  • We connect patients to physicians in new and differentiated ways as part of Optum and with our new Specialty Management Solutions business.

  • We have pioneered a physician-led, multi-site model of practice solutions that restores physician agency by aligning incentives to support growth and transition to value-based care.

  • We lead the industry in value-based payment solutions through our Global 1 bundled payment convener, that provides easy predictable billing to patients.

  • We help physicians address everything beyond surgical procedures, including anesthesia and ancillary service lines.

    The new SCA Health represents who we are today and where we are going-and the growing career opportunities for YOU.
    We are actively hiring for an Medical Assistant.

    • Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA.

    • Comply with the SCA and facility policy and procedures.

    • Function as a n assistive person by

    • Protecting the patient from injury caused by extraneous objects and chemical, electrical, mechanical, and thermal sources

    • Demonstrating safe operation of equipment machinery and follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation

    • Speaking up with safety concerns acting as the patient's advocate

    • Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures

    • Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment

    • Performing interventions to protect the patient from infection

    • A ssembling supplies and equipment;

    • A ssum ing an active role in assisting patient with care needs ;

    • P roactively optimizes opportunities to enhance flow and efficiency of the center;

    • Orient ing patient to environment ;

    • Maintain ing patient normothermia ;

    • Assisting with patient transfers;

    • Assisting throughout the facility in environmental cleaning;

    • Protecting the patient's rights, dignity, and privacy

    • Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice.

    • Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation and time-out policy.

    • Notif y the RN any observed changes in patient's status and responses.

    • Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent to the patient's condition and response to care.

    • Document episode of care accurately, timely, completely, and legibly.

    • Monitor vital signs and recognize emergencies and noti f y RN.

    • Clean and prepare equipment according to manufacturer's instruction s for use .

    • Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with members of the team and other stakeholders.

    • Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in patient care.

    • Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects.

    • Participate in the performance appraisal process.

    • Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships.

    • Maintain required competencies.

    • Pursue professional growth.

    • Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.

    • Comply with all SCA and facility policies and procedures, regulatory and accreditation standards and professional guidelines when providing patient care.

    • Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety huddles.

    • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility.

    • Perform o ther duties as assigned


      • High School Gra duate or equivalent .

      • One year of Medical Assistant / Nursing Assistant / Patient Care Tech experience preferred.

      • Certified Medical Assistant (MA) /Nursing Assistan t (CNA) /Patient Care (PCT) preferred .

      • Successful completion of BCLS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BCLS certification.

      • Knowledge of medical terminology

        Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

        • Physically demanding, high-stress environment

        • Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions

        • Pushing and pulling heavy objects

        • Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients and equipment

        • Manual and finger dexterity

        • Hand eye coordination

        • Standing and walking for extensive periods of time

        • Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs

        • Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range

        • Working irregular hours

Keywords: Surgery Care Affiliates, Bethesda , Medical Assistant - Palisades Eye Surgery Center, Healthcare , Bethesda, Maryland

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