Medical Assistant (Cardiology)
Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance
Posted 7 months ago
Listing Type: Nursing
Employment Type: Nursing
Education Level: Vocational Degree Required
Experience Level: All
Job Title: Medical Assistant (Cardiology)
Job Req # 21649
Department: 8511-Rio Grande Heart Specialist- Shared
Location: Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Type of Position: Full-Time
Shift: Days - Hours vary
POSITION SUMMARY: Perform selected nursing and administrative/clerical duties that assist in the delivery of patient care management under the direction of a physician. These duties are delegated in relation to the individual's degree of training, in accordance with the objectives and policies of the organization and respective state laws governing such action and activities. JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: •Two (2) years experience in clinical setting most desirable. •Strong knowledge of medical terminology. •Ability to operate the following medical equipment: EKG, Event monitor, holter monitor, treadmill preferred. •CPR Certification is required within six months of employment.
POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS: •High School/GED preferred. •Certification obtained from an accredited Medical Assistant program. •Excellent customer service skills. •Ability to work with geriatric patients in a high volume practice. •Computer skills required with knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Internet, and practice mgmt software. •Good written and verbal communication skills required. •Bilingual – English/Spanish – required. RESPONSIBILITES: •Interviews patients to obtain medical information, records patients' medical history, measure their vital signs, including weight, height, temperature, blood pressure, BMI and pulse. •Prepare charts for daily pts from the office appointment schedule and pull any necessary records from the hospital systems to include lab, procedures, x-rays, etc. •Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat, clean and well stocked with needed supplies. •Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician. •Takes patient call with questions regarding visit, medications, or other issues and handles with excellent customer service skills. •Authorize drug refills and provide prescription information to pharmacies. •Disposes of contaminated or expired drugs and supplies. •Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets and physicians' instructions to patients. •Help physicians examine and treat patients, handing them instruments and materials or performing such tasks as giving injections. •Collect laboratory specimens, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing. •Flexibility to work different work schedules and locations as needed by MD. •Translation for MD’s with the patients during exam. •Take inventory and order supplies on a regular basis •Call for record releases needed from PCP if pt. does not bring records with them to the initial appointment •Fax to PCP offices all reports and progress notes from physician’s. •Participates in clinic prep for TJC •Participates in compliance and process improvement projects. •Report any/all equipment failures to Supervisor and/or Office Manager •Other duties as assigned.