St. Luke's Hospital
TheMedical Assistant, under the medical direction of the Clinic Physicians and the general administrative direction of the Clinic Manager, is responsible for providing assistance to the Physicians and Mid-Level Practitioners through coordination of the patient's visit and performing designated procedures and patient care. TheMedical Assistant also participates in quality and safety control and provides support service within Clinic when not providing patient care.
Education and Experience: Sufficient training and/or experience to maintain the required licensure/certification/registration (listed below).
Within 120 days of hire into this position, the incumbent must:
Be licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse; OR
Be certified as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) registration/certification from a Medicare recognized organization such as; National HealthCareer Association, American Association for Medical Assistants, National Association for Health Professionals, or certified as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from American Medical Technologist; OR
Be licensed as a Paramedic, EMT, RT, or other licensure recognized under CMS Meaningful Use standards.
Upon hire, BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or Military Training Network.
Experience: Direct patient care in a Medical Office.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the current practice standards that apply to clinical or medical assisting, including functions that support ambulatory family practice services. Knowledge of equipment commonly used in a family practice setting. Knowledge of medical record documentation and customer relations principles. Knowledge of computer keyboarding. Ability to perform tasks within scope of education and experience. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work collaboratively with the patient care providers and support staff to meet the health care needs of the patient. Ability to exercise good judgment and accept personal responsibility. Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, with all persons involved in the delivery of health care services. Ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions. Ability to administer injections. Ability to demonstrate positive customer relations behaviors in person and on the telephone and to present a professional image. Ability to use the telephone and to perform routine computer data entry functions. Ability to write legibly, see, hear, speak English andread. Ability to travel to and from other clinics and/or departments in a safe and timely manner as assigned.
READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
WRITING - Basic: Ability to write simple correspondence.
SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking; assists with lifting and moving patients, supplies and equipment; considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling andcrouching; work more than eight (8) hours but less than twelve (12) hour shifts
Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Reach with hands and arms - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Bending-repetitive forward - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Up to 25 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases. Exposed to reagents used in laboratory testing; may be exposed to/occasionally exposed to unpleasant patient elements. Exposed to hazards from electrical and mechanical equipment.