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SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Medical Assistant must show an uncompromising commitment to providing the highest quality of patient care by being an integral part of the clinical team. Medical Assistants are under the general and direct supervision of the Office Manager. The Medical Assistant prepares the patient for the physician and will perform their duties to the full level in accordance with NYS guidelines as outlined below. You must be able to work Saturdays as needed.
-Prepares exam rooms for use following protocol including: disinfecting, stocking all rooms, checking vaccinations and medications available for the day.
-Responsible for Practice Health & Safety Assessment tasks such as log keeping, sample medication cabinet, etc.
-Cleans and prepares equipment/ supplies for use.
-Checks equipment to assure accuracy
-Stores all supplies and specimens properly as per guidelines.
-Performs laboratory test procedures within established criteria. Including but not limited to:
-Maintaining logs with accurate documentation.
-Performing Quality controls as per NYS guidelines
-Follow NY state guidelines for CLIA waived testing.
-Adheres to safety and scientifically accepted infection control practices and standards. Including but not limited to:
-Follows hand washing protocols.
-Practices aseptic techniques.
-Utilizes protective barriers.
-Utilizes personal protective equipment, e.g. gloves, lab coats.
-Maintains proper disposal of hazardous materials.
-Demonstrates knowledge of role in emergency disaster.
-Adheres to OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.
-They are to be courteous to the patient at all times, incorporating C-I-CARE into all patient interactions.
-Follows National Patient Safety Goals, using two patient identifiers at all times.
-Provides a comfortable and safe environment.
-Responsible for recording chief complaint in medical record.
-Assists physician with examination and treatment within scope of practice.
-Is aware of patients’ limitations and plans accordingly.
-Prepares patient for examination and treatment.
-Labels all specimens appropriately with two patient identifiers.
-Be familiar with all job functions performed by the front desk staff and assist with these functions as needed, including but not limited to prior authorizations.
-Participates in work huddles daily
-Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
-Comply with all Medical Offices of Manhattan policies related to privacy rules established under the Health Information Privacy and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
-High School Graduate or equivalent.
-Certificate in Medical Technology or a minimum of 6 months experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
-Ability to function as an effective team member. Works well alongside physicians, nurses and other ancillary staff.
-Ability to communicate effectively.
-Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.
-Ability to learn and adapt.
-Ability to direct others.
-Knowledge of EMR, Word Processing software, and other specialized software for healthcare industry.
-Skilled in operation of tools and equipment.
-Prompt and regular attendance according to policy
-Comply with dress code and appearance standards.
-Interact with patients, customers, the general public, management, and team members in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner.
-Functions and communicates respectfully with peers.
-Covering each other during breaks, helping to draw bloods outside of daily assignments
-Work with integrity, uphold Medical Offices of Manhattan’s mission, values, and maintain confidentiality in all situations.
-Follow safety & security policies & procedures, immediately reporting suspicious activities and unsafe conditions.
-Participate in all mandatory job training and meetings.
-Adhere to requirements, policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or other clinical practices.
-Completes annual competencies.
Medical Offices of Manhattan strives to maintain a workplace that accepts and appreciates the differences among our employees. The company will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, status with respect to public assistance or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
Job Type: Full-time
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