Medical Assistant

Requisition ID
2021-163895
Department
Pulmonary Function Services
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St Joseph Health
Location
TX-BRYAN

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Under the direction of the health care provider, Medical Assistant is responsible for the delivery of patient care that promotes the safety and wellbeing of all patients.  Responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementation, and evaluation.  Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. 

 

  • Perform general patient care by following established standards and procedures.
  • Greet and prepare patients for the health care provider.
  • Obtain and record vital signs including but not limited to, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, height, weight, drug allergies, and current medications and presenting problem.
  • May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • May administer ordered medications and/or vaccines via oral, injection, topically, rectal, ophthalmic, and/or inhalant administration.
  • May perform routine tests including but not limited to EKG’s.
  • Schedule patients for diagnostic testing and follows up to ensure completion of testing.
  • Communicate with patient regarding test results and plan of care by phone or mail as directed by physician.
  • Prepare, clean and sterilize instruments and maintain equipment; keep patient exam rooms stocked, clean and orderly; dispose of contaminated items according to protocol.
  • Document patient plan(s) of care, tests and examination results in the medical record as directed by the provider.
  • Escalate non-routine issues, questions and/or concerns to the practice manager or healthcare provider(s).
  • Ensure safety checklists/quality controls are completed as required.
  • Provide for patient safety and protection of patient privacy rights.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by practice manager, MA Lead or as requested by healthcare provider(s).

Qualifications

Education and Licensure Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Graduate from an accredited Medical Assistant program preferred
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) required.

 

Experience

  • <0 or greater than 1 year of experience preferred

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform EKGs, draw blood and administer injections.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to staff and patients.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures.
  • Through knowledge of the meaning and use of medical terminology and abbreviations.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and composure with the ability to take appropriate action in questionable or emergency situations.
  • Maintains a positive, caring attitude towards patients.
  • Good computer skills using a medical management application.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and a high level of professionalism.

 

 

 

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:

This job description reflects CHI’s assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Critical features of this job are listed above.  They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

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