The Medical Assistant is a patient caregiver who, under the direction of a provider, is responsible for direct and indirect patient care activities. The MA strives to maintain efficient and effective workflow to ensure high quality patient care.
Delivers patient care under specified direction, guidance and supervision of the provider.
Prepares the medical records for patient visits
Provides care that is consistent with protocols, policies and procedures, standards and guidelines
Assists and prepares the patient for visit by obtaining and documenting patient information/data according to department/provider guidelines.
Documents chief complaint, reason for patient visit and updates health summary and patient history information.
Collects and records all vital signs and other pertinent information as outlined by reason for visit.
Reviews need for preventive health screenings and informs provider.
Obtains signature for waivers as needed for appt and coverage type.
Prepares and assists provider with exams, procedures and treatments, including those requiring sterile technique.
Instructs patients and/or significant others using established office protocols, delegated medical acts and/or specific provider orders and documents appropriate.
Administers medication in accordance with documented training and demonstrated competence.
Plans, organizes and prioritizes assignment to manage work within scheduled shift.
Prepares, stocks, cleans, and maintains equipment and rooms for patient visits.
Decontaminates and prepares instruments for sterilization according to department/system policy.
Transports specimens to appropriate areas following established practices.
Assures that appropriate emergency equipment and supplies are current and available.
Performs required equipment compliance checks i.e. Emergency equipment, Point of Care QC testing, refrigerator checks etc.
Complies with regulatory requirements and quality initiatives.
Participates in orientation and ongoing educational programs via Learning Link or scheduled class time.
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - 2 years ago
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