Medical Assistant - Specialty

Slidell Memorial Hospital

Job Description

This non-exempt position is responsible for nursing care under the supervision of physicians and clinical services manager. This position requires physician office clinical operations and coordination of patient care, patient assessment, interaction, and education. In addition, the medical assistant serves as the vital contact for patients, medical vendors, and medical providers by communicating information in a friendly professional manner. Familiarity and knowledge of outpatient physician office operational practices required. Coordinates the medical care for patients under the direction of the SMH employed physician. Triages patients includes delivery of patient to treatment room, performing accurate vitals, reviewing and recording accurate history and physical, and maintaining accurate documentation. Coordinates the daily medical operational activities and communicates to the medical provider the tasks required to provide quality care. Demonstrates cooperation and support in engaging staff with teamwork. Communicates and relays medical information to patients, in accordance with HIPPA guidelines, in a timely manner. Provides direct patient care as ordered by medical provider. Administers medications and treatments as directed by medical provider. Assists health care professionals in performing exams, diagnostic procedures and treatments, and minor medical procedures. Verifies benefits on medical procedures ordered by physician, as well as obtaining pre-certification or authorization when required. Maintains accurate and appropriate documentation in patients medical records as services are being rendered. Demonstrates responsiveness and follow through. Demonstrates planning, organizing and problem solving and assists in the implementation of the solutions. Attends training for staff development. Reviews medical supplies required to provide quality care, and stocks patient's exam rooms daily. Follows physician office policy and procedures for ordering supplies. Review weekly medical supply ordering requests and communicates this weekly to the Office Manager. Follows OSHA guidelines and properly cleans treatment rooms, exam rooms and lab station after each patient visit. Adheres to infection control, safety guidelines and confidentiality policies. Processes patient requests and/or fax requests by pulling charts, attaching documents to charts requiring attention and providing the necessary care as directed by the SMH employed medical provider. Current knowledge of appropriate clinical practice and knowledge or regulatory agency standards for area of expertise. Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant Certification program. High School diploma required. One year experience in a physician office with direct patient nursing experience required. CPR required.

Employment Type

Full Time