Job Description

Participates in the care of the patient, under the direct supervision of the Physician and in collaboration with the healthcare team.

* Collects patient information and assessment data. Obtains and records patient’s vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight and height. Reports assessment findings to practitioner, and records on appropriate documentation forms in a timely manner. Obtains additional data from patient and significant other based on initial data collection. Performs chart review prior to clinic visit to obtain historical data.
* Monitors patient status recognizing and reporting abnormal findings or changes in condition.
* Organizes patient care activities based on assessment findings.
* Confirms and clarifies written orders prior to implementation of delegated tasks.
* Maintains and uses principles of aseptic techniques and infection control when performing clinical duties and tasks.
* Under clinical supervision, performs delegated procedures common to the specialty area in a safe, effective, and efficient manner according to Clinical Practice Policy and Procedures. (See attached skills list).
* Assists practitioner in identified patient procedures/treatments/examinations, (preparation, positioning, supplies, equipment). Proactively problem-solves and identifies solutions to barriers to safety.
* Appropriately obtains and manages specimens, including: labeling, form completion, transport to laboratories, and log maintenance. Performs quality control for waived testing.
* Recognizes emergency situations and implements emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines. Administers first aid, CPR, and maintains emergency equipment and supplies.
* Provides appropriate patient education, health information materials and community resource lists as directed, and maintains educational supplies. Identifies patient’s need for additional information, and refers to appropriate healthcare resources.
* Perform injections, including but not limited to, flu, Hepatitis A, B, and C
* Know how to administer breath tests and capsules
* Take pre-visit vitals, including but not limited to, weight, blood pressure, temperature
* Obtain lab results, and under MD guidance, does routine patient notification of results.
Certification/Registration as a Medical Assistant (e.g. CMA, AAMA, RMA, AMT, NAHP) required.

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