Medical Assistant I - PRN in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 11/30/2019

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Job Description



Organization: HHC



Division:Eskenazi Health  



Sub-Division: Speciality Clinics  



Req ID:  2432 



Schedule: PRN/Per Diem 



Shift: Days 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 315-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.



JOB SUMMARY:

The Medical Assistant, under the direction of designated staff, provides basic care to patients in the outpatient clinic in accordance with established procedures and nursing practice. This position obtains and records blood pressure, height, weight, pulse, respiration, occipital frontal circumference (ofc) and temperature for patients at time of check-in as appropriate.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Proactively contributes to Eskenazi’s mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County. Models Eskenazi values.
  • Under the direction of designated staff, provides basic care to patients in the outpatient clinic in accordance with established procedures and nursing practice.
  • Alters activities/behaviors to reflect/ensure adequate care appropriate to the age of patients served (pediatric, adolescent and adult). 
  • Performs all functions in a manner that ensures policies and procedures are followed.
  • Interacts with all internal and external customers in a caring and respectful manner.
  • Performs all procedures in a manner specific to the age and developmental stage of the patient served.
  • Obtains and records blood pressure, height, weight, pulse, respiration, occipital frontal circumference (ofc) and temperature for patients at time of check-in as appropriate.
  • Performs pain screenings as appropriate.
  • Plots growth information.
  • Prepares room and patients for examination and assists during the examination as requested.
  • Prepares and administers medications per written order by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant and follows the five rights of administering medications.
  • Authorizes drug refills per written order and telephones prescriptions to a pharmacy as appropriate.
  • Assists/administers tests and procedures.
  • Performs phlebotomy.
  • Performs routine quality control monitoring and maintains appropriate records.
  • Reports quality control failures to supervisor.
  • Fills out appropriate information on lab requisitions.
  • Handles specimens appropriately per clinical procedures.
  • Charts accurately, concisely, descriptively, and legibly in a timely manner.
  • Communicates clearly and appropriately with other office staff.
  • Maintains clinic flow.
  • Assembles and maintains patient charts.
  • Calls patients back for repeat lab work when needed.
  • Stocks room daily.
  • Cleans rooms after each patient examination.
  • Keeps clinic area clean and orderly.
  • Disposes of bio-hazardous material appropriately.
  • Adheres to company policies, procedures, and standards while consistently demonstrating a professional and positive image.
  • Keeps site management informed of unusual circumstances, patient needs, and problems in the clinic.
  • Photocopies/faxes documents as appropriate.
  • Adheres to State and Federal safety guidelines.



JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Graduation from an accredited education program for the medical assistant.
  • At least 6 months clinical experience preferred.
  • Adult and pediatric phlebotomy, EKG experience preferred (may be acquired through on the job training).
  • CPR certification (American Heart Association or Red Cross) helpful.
  • Must have current TB certification.

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

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