RHC Medical Assistant

Provides assistance with patient care in a clinic environment. Assists with providing a safe, clean setting for patients during their clinic visits. Utilizes appropriate equipment and resources under supervision of a physician or licensed staff member.

Shift(s): Hourly, Non-Exempt
Department: RHC
Chain of Command: RHC Director or Chief Nursing Officer
Supervises: N/A
Location(s): Memorial Hospital Seminole Hospital District

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • extended periods of standing/ walking
  • manual dexterity
  • pushing pulling carts <300 lbs
  • repetitive motion
  • lifting/carrying >= 50 lbs.
  • crawling
  • climbing
  • kneeling/bending
  • visual acuity
  • hearing acuity

Work Conditions

  • inside
  • occasionally highly stressful

Hazards

  • OHSA Blood Bourne Pathogens Class III

Job Qualifications

Education

  • High School Graduate or equivalent.

Licensure, Registry and Certifications

  • None Required

Personal Job Related Skills

  • Effective oral and written communications skills.

Experience

Prior Work Experience

  • One year of experience in a medical setting preferred.

Technical Training

  • None required

Primary Responsibilities

Provides clinic services and care for patients

  • Takes and records blood pressure readings, weight, and length measurements.
  • Assists physicians and prepares patients for various types of examinations and procedures.
  • Applies or changes dressings as requested.
  • Assists physician with minor surgical procedures performed in the clinic.
  • Performs basic life support skills in an emergency situation.
  • Follows aseptic procedures and universal precautions when involved in direct patient contact or handling potentially infectious materials.

Assists with maintaining patients’ files

  • Prior to examination, obtains subjective information related to patients’ perception of health.
  • Collects necessary information received concerning x-ray and laboratory reports, data from referring physicians, and surgical or other procedure reports for patient’s files

Maintains supplies and equipment.

  • Insures that inventory of necessary supplies and equipment is maintained for diagnostic and treatment procedures.
  • Is responsible for stocking supplies in exam rooms and assures the cleanliness of the rooms.
  • Cleans and sterilizes surgical instruments, labels the type of instrument and records the date.

Job Related Factors

  • Communicates positively and respectfully to audience (coworkers, patients, physicians, and others)
  • Performs required tasks without prompting and adjusts appropriately to situations.
  • Adheres to the attendance policy.
  • Follows District and Department Policies.
  • Attends required meetings and in-services
  • Participates in Hospital District Safety Program and QA Programs
  • Uses time and resources wisely.
  • Maintains HIPAA, keeping patient and hospital confidentiality
  • Maintains adequate supplies of items needed to perform job, orders, or reports low items to supervisor.
  • Practices proper phone etiquette, identifying self and department.
  • Reports adverse events regarding patients, guests, or self to supervisor immediately.

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