Medical Assistant
American Family Care - Madison, AL

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Provides general nursing care to patients in outpatient clinic setting by performing the following duties .

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Explain procedures and treatments to patients
  • Administer prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques
  • Prepare equipment and aid physician during treatment and examination of patient
  • Maintain awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient
  • Observe patient, record significant conditions and reactions, and notify supervisor or physician of patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
  • Take temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal.
  • Respond to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.
  • Document nursing history and physical assessment of patients
  • Rotate among various clinical services such as lab, nursing and x-ray
  • Prepare rooms; sterilize instruments, equipment, and supplies for procedures.
  • Manage difficult and emotional customer situations
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness
  • Observe safety and security procedures
  • Report potentially unsafe conditions to manager or physician
  • Regular attendance to ensure efficient clinic operations
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Education and Experience

Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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