Company: MEDSTAR HEALTH
Posted on: January 10, 2022
Performs a variety of patient care
related activities to assist physicians, physician extenders and
nursing staff in the ambulatory setting.Minimum Qualifications
High school graduate or equivalent
GED. Completion on Nursing Assistant/Medical Assistant course
strongly preferred or an equivalent combination of education and
experience. Phlebotomy training/certification preferred.
CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO AN APPROPRIATE COMBINATION OF
EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE.Experience
6 months experience in health care
setting, preferably an outpatient setting. Experience with
electronic health records
Certification by an Accredited
Professional Organization, i.e. National Healthcareer Association
(NHA), American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) preferred.
If not certified at the date of hire must become certified within
six months of hire date. CPR certification required.Knowledge,
Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of examination, diagnostic
and treatment room procedures. Knowledge of common safety hazards
and precautions to maintain a safe work environment. Skill in
assisting in a variety of treatments and as directed. Skill in
taking vital signs maintaining records and recording results. Skill
in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
with patient, medical staff and the public. Ability to react calmly
and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to read,
understand and respond to detailed oral and written instructions.
Ability to communicate clearly.Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Contributes to the achievement of established department goals
and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures,
quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental
and accreditation regulations.
- Greets patients and prepares them for physical examination.
Screens patients for appropriate information. Instructs patients in
the collection of samples and tests.
- Takes vital signs and assists patients in patient flow through
- Prepares exam rooms and instruments for examination and
testing. Stocks supplies. Sterilizes instruments.
- Uses electronic systems to access and enter information as
directed such as EMR, practice management IT systems and supply
- Enters clinical information into the appropriate patient chart
including, but not limited to, vitals, consents, patient reported
pain scores learning needs and barriers, medications, allergies,
history, as required and/or directed.
- Assists physicians, physician extenders and nurses with
procedures and treatments as directed. Draws blood. Prepared and
ready to assist physicians and nurses with procedures as
- Labels and maintains proper storage for specimens and tests.
Delivers test and obtains results. Laboratory specimens are
properly prepared, labeled and stored.
- Accompanies patient to other areas as directed and assists in
meeting patients needs for comfort and hygiene.
- Performs quality control functions for assigned area, as
directed. Reviews medical records for accuracy and completeness,
ensuring entries are signed and legible.
- Performs follow-up calls to patients regarding
post-visit/post-procedure status. Records and documents all
appropriate information in the appropriate IT systems and
communicates to physician and/or nurse. Assists in scheduling of
tests, appointments as directed.
- Schedules patients for diagnostic tests, keeps record of the
same, and instructs patients on any preparation necessary for their
procedures both verbally and by giving appropriate patient
- Performs other duties such as calling in prescriptions,
assisting patients in making appointments with consulting
physicians and arranging emergent hospital admissions from the
- Adhering to GPG and departmental policies and procedures, will
access a patient's medical record / electronic health record
(MR/EHR), for work related activities only, to complete proper
patient documentation in the health record or to view needed
information in the patient chart as necessitated by job role or
function. Adheres to most current work flows or processes developed
within GPG or specific Practice.
- Provides educational information to patients as directed.
- Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the
department and hospital in community outreach efforts. Participates
in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
- Performs other duties as assigned.About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care
for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while
advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation
and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians
work in a variety of settings across our health system, including
10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the
largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly
respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the
medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for
more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the
next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education
and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health
offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal
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