Catholic Health Initiatives MEDICAL ASSISTANT I in BARDSTOWN, Kentucky

MEDICAL ASSISTANT I

Description

Job Summary:

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 generalpatient care by following established standards and procedures.

  • Greet andprepare patients for the health care provider.

  • Obtain and recordvital signs including but not limited to, blood pressure, temperature,pulse, respiration, height, weight, drug allergies, and currentmedications and presenting problem.

  • May be requiredto draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens forlaboratory analysis.

  • May administerordered medications and/or vaccines via oral, injection, topically,rectal, ophthalmic, and/or inhalant administration.

  • May performroutine tests including but not limited to EKG’s.

  • Schedulepatients for diagnostic testing and follows up to ensure completion oftesting.

  • Communicate withpatient regarding test results and plan of care by phone or mail asdirected by physician.

  • Prepare, cleanand sterilize instruments and maintain equipment; keep patient exam roomsstocked, clean and orderly; dispose of contaminated items according toprotocol.

  • Document patientplan(s) of care, tests and examination results in the medical record asdirected by the provider.

  • Escalatenon-routine issues, questions and/or concerns to the practice manager orhealthcare provider(s).

  • Ensure safetychecklists/quality controls are completed as required.

  • Provide forpatient 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

Certifications &

Education:

  • High schooldiploma or equivalent required.

  • Graduate from anaccredited Medical Assistant program preferred.

  • Basic LifeSupport (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) required.

Job Licensed/Registered Medical Professionals (Non-Nursing)

Primary Location KENTUCKY-BARDSTOWN-FLAGET ORTHOPEDIC ASSOC-SEWELL

Daily Schedule M-F

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2017-R0120642