Company: Phelps Health
Posted on: November 22, 2021
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
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
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
One year Medical Assistant or other medical specialist experience
preferred but not required. Medical Clinic experience
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.
Considerable mental concentration required. Lifting up to 35 lbs.,
turning activities and nearly constant walking required. Standing,
turning, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting,
Frequent exposure to infectious disease and hostile persons at
times. Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and
other body fluids. Minimal physical discomfort.
Keywords: Phelps Health, Columbia , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Rolla, Missouri
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