Medical Assistant - Occupational Medicine - Cape Girardeau

Posted: 01/08/2023

Job Summary
The Physician Office Medical Assistant will perform administrative and clinical duties under the direction of the Provider, Nurse and the Practi Manager. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, and answering multiline telephones as needed. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, and other types of screenings as necessary.

Essential Functions

  • Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height
  • Assist patients to the examination rooms and prepare them for the physician
  • Record patients’ medical history, perform and records patient’s vital statistics and information such as test results in their medical records
  • Prepare and administer medications as ordered by a provider; only after the incumbent successfully completes the medication administration exam during orientation
  • Collect tissue or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing
  • Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets and physician instructions to patients
  • Help physicians during patient exams and treatments, handing them instruments and materials or performing such tasks as dressing changes, suture removal and gynecological exam set up
  • Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping rooms neat, clean and stocked with supplies
  • Assist patients needing ambulatory assistance as necessary
  • Dispose of contaminated supplies and bio-hazardous waste according to hospital policy
  • Operate equipment to administer routine diagnostic tests
  • Manages multi-line phone system and documents phone calls and problems in the EMR
  • Assist and perform diagnostic procedures and treatments as ordered (point of care of testing, electrocardiograms, and assisting with minor surgical procedures)
  • Obtain insurance pre-certifications for procedures
  • Assure safe patient care by following and adhering to CMS, Meaningful Use, Joint Commission and Hospital policy and procedures in all daily practices
  • Assists with entering billing, collections and insurance claim data
  • Make appointments for tests or referrals to other medical specialists
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department electronic health records
  • Maintains continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs in the electronic health record system
  • Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; participating in team problem-solving methods
  • Will operate other office automation equipment (i.e. scanner, fax, printer and copier)
  • The Medical Assistant shall be responsible for compliance of TJC and office practice standards
  • Perform other job duties as requested by the Provider, Nurse or Practice Manager and/or possibly be assigned to other local/satellite clinical locations as needed
  • The Medical Assistant may also be trained to set up and assist the provider with: • Immunizations – after successful completion of medication administration exam • Injections • Trigger point injections • Joint Injections/Aspirations • Biopsies • Excision & Drainage • I & D • Ingrown Toenail Removal • Abscess Removal • Mole/Wart Removal – use of liquid Nitrogen • Suture / Staple Placement / Removal • Lab Draws • UA Capture • Throat Culture / Swab • Electrocardiogram (EKG) • Pap / Pelvic Exam Set Up • DOT Drug Collection • Breath Alcohol Testing • Conditional Employment Assessments
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required
  • BLS - Basic Life Support Upon Hire required
  • CMA - Certified Or Registered Medical Assistant Upon Hire required