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Phelps County Regional Medical Center Medical Assistant in Rolla, Missouri

General Summary

  • The Medical Assistant functions within his/her skill set in providing patient care as delegated by the clinic LPN/RN. Must be well organized, high level of professionalism, customer service skills, detail oriented, able to multitask efficiently, and perform in a fast-paced work environment.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides direct interaction to patients in the clinic including escorting patients to rooms, obtaining vital signs, EKG’s, verification of medications, allergies, past medical/surgical/family history and chief complaint/visit reason according to provider preference, documenting accurate information in the patient chart in a timely manner.

  • Routes phone messages, patient questions, and telephone communications to appropriate personnel.

  • Acts as a general liaison between doctor and patient calling patients with normal/abnormal test results, answering questions and assisting physician with return calls.

  • Assists with renewal and authorization of medications, administers medications (oral, IM and SQ) as ordered.

  • Obtains blood samples and other specimens for testing as ordered.

  • Schedules appointments, surgeries, diagnostic procedures, and admissions as ordered by the provider. Completes necessary paperwork, prior authorization, referrals and documentation.

  • Monitors supply inventory, assuring adequate supplies, cleans and stocks exam areas.

  • Informs and sets up patients and/or guardian for the patient portal at the time of service and informs and educates patients regarding the benefits of signing up for the patient portal.

  • Assists in orientating and training new medical assistants.

  • Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, works as a team and assists all team members, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.

    Job Qualifications

  • Education

  • Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant or Medical Specialist program required or equivalent amount of working experience as a Medical Assistant or Registered/Certified as a Medical Assistant.

  • Work Experience

  • One year Medical Assistant or other medical specialist experience preferred but not required. Medical Clinic experience preferred.

  • Certification/License

  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) or a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) through an approved accrediting organization, such as the American Medical Technologist (AMT) preferred. American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification required.

    Mental/Physical Requirements

  • Considerable mental concentration required. Lifting up to 35 lbs., turning activities and nearly constant walking required. Standing, turning, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching.

    Working Conditions

  • Frequent exposure to infectious disease and hostile persons at times. Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and other body fluids. Minimal physical discomfort.

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