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Medical Assistant

Posted: December 11, 2023
Salary:US$20 - US$23 per year + Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k
Job type: Contract
Work Location:On-site

Job description

Position: CMA (Cert req)

Location: Livingston, NJ

Specialty: Dermatology

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30-5pm (30 min lunch break)

Essential Job functions:

  • Prepares the examination room. Escorts patient into the room. Cleans examination room when exam is complete.
  • Maintains efficient patient flow.
  • Monitors Providers schedule for additions/cancellations
  • Properly utilizes Athena to alert Provider when patient ready
  • Ensures proper preparation for patient visit. Prepares pertinent information needed for patient visit.
  • Chart Prep: Prepare patient visit in advance
  • Perform patient outreach to obtain vaccine records and imaging results
  • Queue up orders as appropriate for visit
  • Review outstanding orders/referrals
  • Communicates & provides care consistent with age, cultural, spiritual and developmental needs of the patient.
  • Answers the telephone in an appropriate manner. Directs calls and/or takes accurate messages.
  • Perform Patient check-in/check-out when applicable
  • Schedule's appointments accurately and appropriately according to departmental guidelines.
  • Consistently and accurately stocks examination rooms with all necessary supplies.
  • Assists in ordering and maintaining of all supplies as assigned.
  • Reconciles encounters daily and accurately, according to policy guidelines.
  • Effectively communicates problems, concerns, or issues to the Supervisor and/or Manager appropriately and promptly.
  • Understands and performs within scope of practice.
  • Obtains vital signs: BP, temp, pulse, height & weight accurately and completely as required. Documents appropriately in EHR.
  • Reviews and updates medication list and accurately documents known allergies in the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Demonstrates an understanding of prescription control and prescription refill procedures.
  • Accurately documents allergies in EHR.
  • Accurately documents family, medical, social history
  • Performs medication reconciliation
  • Performs preventative screenings (PHQ2/9, STEADI Falls Risk, CAGE screenings)
  • Employs appropriate and timely use of Tasking in EHR.
  • Maintains Provider Staff Clinical Inbox
  • Appropriately enters orders and schedules appointments in the Practice Management System (PMS) and EHR.
  • Provides referrals and/or consult orders appropriately and in a timely manner in the PMS and EHR.
  • Appropriately adheres to universal safety precautions when administering medications and disposal of medical waste.
  • Maintains proficiency with department specific equipment, troubleshoots and reports malfunctions promptly
  • Facilitates transition of care to UCC/Hospital
  • Demonstrates flexibility with various work schedules and office locations.
  • Administers approved vaccinations
  • Performs point of care testing including but not limited to: Urine Dips/pregnancy, Hemocue, nasal swabs for flu/covid, throat cultures
  • Performs phlebotomy as applicable
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Perform patient outreach: AWV's, Gardasil/Pneumonia, Chronic Care Visits
  • Actively participate in pilot programs
  • Recognizes and performs duties which need to be performed although not directly assigned.

Education, Certification, Computer and Training Requirements:

  • High School Graduate/GED / Equivalent Work or Vocational / Technical School / Diploma, required. Associate Degree's preferred.
  • 0-1 year related work experience, required. 2-4 years related work experience, preferred.
  • Medical Assistant certification, required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or within 30 days of hire, required
  • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, required
  • Ability to organize and perform multiple tasks in a timely manner, required
  • Basic proficiency in computer use, required
  • Ability to commute to satellite offices as needed, required