The Medical Assistant provides support for clinic providers, office staff and clinic leadership and works under the supervision of the clinic physicians and clinic leadership. This position assists with patient examinations and treatments, performs various tests and maintains medical equipment and supplies. The position also assists in managing patient flow, both in the office and via telephone interaction, to facilitate organized and efficient patient care. Job roles and responsibilities emphasize a team-based approach to care and support each team being trained to the highest level of function by the state law.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Greets patients presenting to the clinic or on the phone in a customer friendly manner at all times.
Gathers accurate information by interviewing the patients, verifying insurance coverage and patient demographics at each visit and obtaining patient signatures as appropriate.
Pulls and prepares charts for visits, telephone calls and per request prioritizing based on urgency.
Performs and records vital signs and patient history information including but not limited to chief complaint, allergies, and current medications.
Performs designated procedures as directed by physician such as EKG, pulse oximetry, etc. (site specific.)
Assists physician in taking patient history, chart documentation and progress calls.
Performs suture removals as directed by physician.
Recognizes and responds appropriately to medical emergencies.
Discharges patient and schedules follow up appointments, specialty referrals and tests as directed by physician.
Communicates information to patient regarding test results and medical instruction as directed by physician.
Communicates prescription requests to pharmacies via fax, phone and/or e-prescription services; records prescription requests in medical record.
Maintains medication inventory and logs.
Stocks exam rooms and maintains adequate and appropriate supplies in each room.
Maintains cleanliness of instruments to promote the safety of patients.
Performs phlebotomy tasks (site specific.)
Collects and logs specimens.
Assists in the coordination of laboratory and pathology result reporting process.
Performs quality checks and maintains current log.
Informs and prepares patients skin for procedures; assists physician with procedures as directed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Demonstrates knowledge of medical terminology.
Successful completion of in-services and competencies for site specific tasks.
Current BLS certification.
Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically within a multi-functional team.
Ability to successfully function in a fast paced, service oriented environment.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy.
Experience in understanding and usage of computers, including the Microsoft Office Suite, as well as the ability to learn applications relevant to the position.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.