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Medical Assistant II in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 12/17/2018

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Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:

The Medical Assistant II in the Health Center is responsible for the following essential job functions:

  • Maintains a safe patient/clinic environment; practice is in compliance with Eskenazi's safety standards
  • Demonstrates good communication skills using appropriate medical terminology
  • Exhibits legal and ethical professional conduct, follows organizational/site-specific protocols/processes
  • Provides patient care which takes into account patient response to care provided, patient needs, problems, capabilities, limitations, and progress toward goals.  Alters activities/behaviors to ensure adequate care appropriate to the age of patients served (i.e., pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric)
  • Integrates cultural/population specific diversity needs into patient care as well as integrating physiological, psychological and cultural needs
  • Measures and records vital signs, heights, weights, other parameters including pain assessment
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Interviews patient and records history, chief complaint, other findings
  • Calls prescriptions (except Schedule II medications) to pharmacy for the provider per written orders
  • Prepares patients for examinations and performs routine screening tests including EKGs
  • Assists provider with exams and minor office procedures
  • Collects and processes lab specimens including phlebotomy
  • Monitors follow-up of tests and lab studies done and notifies provider
  • Performs point-of-care testing, including pertinent quality control testing, documenting results
  • Prepares and administers medications (with exceptions per organizational or site-specific guidelines) with provider written order
  • Demonstrates competence/accountability in the administration of medications, treatments, performing tests
  • Changes/applies dressings, removes sutures, other minor procedures
  • Performs CPR when needed
  • Accurately, legibly, legally documents findings, services provided (including medication administration), education/instructions given, completes other required documentation
  • Cleans rooms after each patient exam
  • Answers phones/makes phone calls as needed/directed
  • Helps maintain clinic flow
  • Operates standard office equipment
  • Schedules appointments
  • Maintains supplies and equipment (stocking/ordering) including routine stocking of exam rooms
  • Alters activities/behaviors to provide population-specific and age-specific care
  • Maintains required certifications (organizationally and as required by site)
  • Assists with the orientation of other staff members including Medical Assistant Externs

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduation from an education program for the medical assistant
  • CPR certification (American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification is preferred)
  • Current TB education certification is preferred 
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