Medical Assistant - Vein/Plastics
GWU Medical Faculty Associates

Washington, District of Columbia

Posted in Medical and Nursing


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Position Summary

To assist physicians, nurses and patients by providing ambulatory medical care services.\n

Position Summary


To assist physicians, nurses, and patients by providing ambulatory medical care services.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.


CLINICAL




  • Escort




Responsible for clinic patient flow, informing physicians of patients' arrival and room assignment




  • Rooming patients




Accompanies and/or assists patients to the exam room in a professional manner


Obtains patient vital signs, to include height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration. Pulse oximetry if needed.




  • Vital Signs




Able to perform using manual equipment and Welch Allen spot vital sign machine and import results to electronic medical record in a timely fashion




  • Assist physicians during examinations and procedures




This includes setting up the exam room and preparing the patient




  • May be required to take patient medical history if applicable per department




  • May perform a variety of testing, diagnostic, and screening procedures




  • Assists in explaining test procedures to patients




  • Current in basic CPR/AED




  • Medications




  • Ability to calculate dosages (may be required to demonstrate via passing yearly written medication exam)




  • Administer medications (oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal, inhalation, rectal, topical) using proper technique - this duty can only be performed after the MA has demonstrated competency to clinic RN yearly, if applicable per department.




  • Communicates laboratory and test results to physicians and/or nurses




  • May assist with other support activities, including packaging and sterilizing equipment and supplies.




  • Maintains patient areas clean and safe




  • Maintains and improves knowledge and expertise through continuous training




Passes yearly Competency-Based Objectives (CBO), if required by the department.




  • Must pass all tests in a maximum of two attempts, if required by the department.




  • Knowledge and performance of sterile techniques required.




  • Suture removal is permitted as long as a nurse or physician is present to assess the wound.




  • Performs other duties as assigned




Qualifications


Education



  • High school graduate and graduate from a Medical Assistant School. Certification or Registration as a Medical Assistant is required and required to keep current.


Experience



  • Two to three years experience in general patient care (i.e. hospital, physician's office or ambulatory care setting) preferred.



 


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