Medical Assistant - Casual, Ambulatory Float Pool

Hennepin County Medical Center

Job Description

Perform assigned clinical tasks under the direction of a physician or other providers including:
--administer medications, injections, and immunizations, spirometry, tympanometry, apply minor dressings and splints, connect patients to portable monitors e.g. pulse oximetry, nebulization, glucose monitoring, and urethral catheterization.
-- Set up for and provide direct assistance to physicians and other licensed care providers with medical examinations and procedures including: colposcopy, flex sigmoidoscopy, minor surgery.
-- Perform specimen collection including: blood draws, sputum samples and urine samples.
-- Perform hearing and vision screens and developmental testing.
-- Obtain patient information and medical history including: current medications, allergies, chief complaint, immunization schedule..
-- Perform basic patient care activities including: place patients in rooms, take and chart vital signs.
-- Under the direction of a physician or other providers, provide patient education from standardized teaching plans. Teach crutch walking.
--Perform clerical duties involved in registering and scheduling patients, transcribing orders,maintaining telephone communication, and maintaining specific unit records.
-- Clean equipment and rooms.
-- Procure and stock equipment and supplies and ensure that equipment is operable through quality assurance checks.
-- Attends mandatory department or unit meetings, in-services and appropriate work related education programs.
-- Conducts point of care tests as assigned and instructed.
-- Develops and maintains a positive working relationship with patient and family, team members, department and medical center personnel.
-- Supports clinic and medical center compliance with JCAHO standards, customer service and other initiatives.
-- Uses resources appropriately.
-- Performs various technical nursing procedures according to protocol including: to include; maintaining oxygen equipment, performing oral or nasopharyngeal suctioning, routine incision care
-- Performs clerical duties in EHR; answers phones and transfers calls appropriately.
--Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education/work Experience:
- Diploma or Associates Degree from an accredited Medical Assistant training program that includes a clinical externship or a formal medical services training program of the United States Armed Forces.

- Effective June 1, 2009, newly hired or promoted Medical Assistants must possess current certification by the AAMA or current registration by the AMT or obtain that certification or registration within twelve (12) months of hire.

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