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Medical Assistant-UHC Urgent Care-Full Time in Lafayette, LA at Lafayette General Health

Date Posted: 10/28/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    1214 Coolidge Street
    Lafayette, LA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/28/2018

Job Description

SUMMARY:

This position interacts with patients in a professional and caring manor. Is responsible for patient flow and also helping out in front reception area.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In absence of the RN and/or when volume dictates, Initiates patient contact and prepares the patient by completing vital signs, a brief history and preliminary physical assessment.
  • Assists the physician, NP and/or RN in patient examination, evaluation, and other clinical procedures as needed.
  • Performs specimen collection, veni-punctures for lab tests, and daily quality checks, EKG’s.
  • Initiates and assist physicians with emergent situations and administering Basic Life Support.
  • Gives injections to patients.
  • Maintains office supplies and clinical supplies at Par levels.
  • Maintains office equipment and sanitization of equipment according to state and federal guidelines.
  • Cleans exam room after each patient and prepares room for the next patient.
  • Maintains patients’ medical record and ensures proper documentation of examination, evaluation, treatments and follow-up visits.
  • Maintains proficiency in utilizing electronic medical records through proper scanning, documentation, and scheduling.
  • Ensures that all lab and x-ray reports are reviewed and initialed by DR/NP and filed.
  • Performs patient discharge teachings and ensures that all patient fully comprehend discharge and follow-up instructions.
  • Assist with scheduling of ancillary services as needed.
  • Assists nurse and secretary with answering phones, scheduling patients in system, and returning patient phone calls.
  • Performs patient discharge teachings and ensures that patient fully comprehends discharge and follow-up instructions.
  • Ensures patient confidentiality and privacy.
  • Promotes a supportive, positive environment for both staff and patients.
  • Ensures that all abnormal ancillary services are followed up appropriately.
  • Communicates any problems or organizational concerns to Doctor/Nurse Practitioner.
  • Assists with other duties as needed.The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Hospital/Clinic and the employee.  The job description is subject to change as the needs of the Hospital/Clinic and requirements of the job change.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent required.
  • Required completion of an accredited medical assistant course or paramedic certification.  
  • Two (2) years health care experience preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills required.
  • CPR is required.

EQUIPMENT OPERATED:

  • Computer

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis
  • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as      walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas