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DATE ADDED: Sat 22/09/2018

Certified Medical Assistant

Oak Lawn, USA


Job Description


Job Summary:          

The Medical Assistant works interdependently with nurses and physicians to provide quality health care by following Evidence based Guidelines administratively and clinically to the patient. 


Job Duties:

  • Greets and escorts patient to exam room and prepares patients for examination.
  • Collects patient information and assessment data during the check-in process.       
    • Vital signs; temperature; pulse, blood pressure; weight and height;
    • Performs health screenings (depression, alcohol; tobacco; nutrition & exercise; fall assessment; post-partum depression & illicit drugs)
    • Reconciles current medication list
    • Verifies allergies
    • Obtains family health history
    • Obtains patient medical history (surgeries; hospital stays)
  • Notifies patients of normal test results via telephone and/or patient portal
  • Performs spirometry tests
  • Performs nebulizer treatments
  • Administers the following injection types:  intradermal; Subcutaneous and intramuscular for patients >14 years of age.
  • Upon physicians completion of patient’s visit, record the patient within the EMR system as ‘completing’ the visit.
  • Reviews and prepares for upcoming appointments to ensure all outstanding issues with patients are addressed (i.e., outstanding labs, DI; tests).
  • Obtaining voice messages from ‘pharmacy’ phone.  Gather of call information and processing requests and/or routing to the nurse/physician as needed.
  • Clean-up and preparation of exam room prior to next patient’s entrance. 
  • Restocking of exam rooms supplies (medical & maintenance) throughout the day
  • Assist clinical staff with the input of lab and DI orders
  • Contact patients that are ‘no-shows’ for their visit.  Record in patient record.
  • Scheduling of routine office visits within the EMR system.
  • Contact patients to cancel and/or rescheduling of appointments.
  • Contacting third parties for consultation notes.
  • Process patient prescriptions as directed by physician.
  • Sorts incoming patient documents and forwards to office assistant for scanning.
  • Records ‘Circle of Care’ in EMR system for all patients.  This consists of patients outside specialists that are involved in their care.
  • Sterilizing of all instruments
  • End of day cleanup which requires all supplies to be restocked in exam rooms, physician offices and procedure/waiting rooms such as paper towels, cups, gowns, exam table paper; otoscope refills, soap; alcohol; gauze, cotton, bandaids, tongue depressors, pap supplies hemoccults; and thermometers. Straightening of magazines; organize and refold blood pressure cuffs.  Desks, countertops and sinks must be cleared of instruments and debris.  Full Sharps containers are exchanged for new.  All ¾ full biohazard containers are secured and brought to proper area in the basement.
  • Follows the policy, procedures, and standing orders set by the practice.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Attributes:

Must have proficient knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas:

  • Graduate of an approved school of Medical Assistant 
  • Current certification on file.
  • 3 + years of proven work experience.
  • Ability to work within approved procedures and clinical guidelines
  • The ability to communicate effectively with patients, physicians and coworkers in an effective manner.
  • Requires critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Must be a patient focused individual
  • Must be able to multi-task.
  • The ability to receive constructive criticism
  • Skilled in the use of computers.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information and assure patient rights are protected.
  • Must be mature and trustworthy
  • Be respectful
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Be flexible
  • High expectations of self and other team members.
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics


Role: Certified Medical Assistant
Job Type:
Location: Oak Lawn,

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