The Columbus Integrative Family Medical Centers needs a full-time, professional Medical Assistant to facilitate our increasingly busy practice. As a Medical Assistant you would talk with clients as well as coordinate with the medical physicians about what they hope to achieve through the treatment plans. You will be involved in suggesting personalized treatment plans for the clients. You will also offer clients information about additional treatment between office visits. If this sounds like an environment in which you would excel, we’d love to talk with you about this opportunity.
Medical Assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians and other health practitioners running smoothly. The duties of medical assistants vary from office to office, depending on the location and size of the practice and the practitioner’s specialty.
Medical assistants help patients by providing information, services, and assistance. Other duties include securing medical records; maintaining medical supplies inventory; performing preventive maintenance to keep equipment operating.
Medical Assistant job summary
Medical assistants collect and prepare laboratory specimens or perform basic laboratory tests on the premises, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. They also arrange examining-room instruments and equipment, purchase and maintain supplies and equipment, and keep waiting and examining rooms neat and clean. Medical assistants should not be confused with physician assistants, who examine, diagnose, and treat patients under the direct supervision of a physician.
• Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit.
• Prepares patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature; reporting patient history summary.
• Saves ophthalmologist’s time by helping with office procedures such as laser surgeries, tear duct probes.
• Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential.
• Counsels patients by transmitting physician’s orders and questions about surgery.
• Schedules surgeries by making arrangements with the surgical center; verifying times with patients; preparing charts, pre-admission and consent forms.
• Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
• Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
• Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
• Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.
• Serves and protects the ophthalmology practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
• Enhances practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Medical Assistant Responsibilities
Administrative Duties (may include, but not limited to):
• Using computer applications
• Answering telephones
• Greeting patients
• Updating and filing patients’ medical records
• Coding and filling out insurance forms
• Scheduling appointments
• Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services
• Handling correspondence, billing, and bookkeeping
Clinical Duties (may include, but not limited to):
• Taking medical histories
• Explaining treatment procedures to patients
• Preparing patients for examination and recording vital signs
• Assisting the physician during the examination
• Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
• Performing basic laboratory tests
• Instructing patients about medication and special diets
• Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician
• Authorizing prescription refills as directed
• Drawing blood
• Taking electrocardiograms
• Removing sutures and changing dressings
Medical Assistant Knowledge
Medical assistants must have knowledge of:
• Healthcare field and medical specialty
• Medical terminology
• Grammar, spelling, and punctuation
• Knowledge of EHRs (if applicable)
Medical Assistant Skills
• Exceptional customer service and phone etiquette
• Ability to maintain effective and organized systems to ensure timely patient flow
• The ability to perform phlebotomy and administer injections
• Supply Management
• Verbal Communication
• Infection Control
• Creating a Safe
• Effective Environment
• Customer Focus
• Bedside Manner
• Medical Teamwork
• High school diploma; some college preferred
• Medical assistant certification
• We prefer that our medical assistants are CMA (AAMA) certified. The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) offers certification to graduates of medical assisting programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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