This position is located in the ENT Clinic at the Children's Legacy campus in Plano and performs various outpatient care duties and prepares patients for examinations/procedures. Documents patient information in medical record. Assists physician/nurse practitioner as needed. Orders medical supplies. May also perform laboratory duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Prepares patient for examination and treatment. Gathers patient data regarding condition. Takes vital signs such as blood pressure, temperature, respiration, height and weight and documents in medical record.
Performs routine laboratory functions. Obtains blood specimens from patients through venipuncture and capillary collection. Obtains urine specimens from patients. Receives and labels specimens from patients. Verifies patients information and transfers information to specimen container.
Orders laboratory analysis and arranges for transport of specimen. Follows up with lab analysis and documents results. May explain lab results to patients.
Prepares examination rooms by arranging sterile instruments on tray and stocking rooms with appropriate medical supplies. Disposes of medical waste.
Cleans and maintains laboratory and examination room equipment.
Schedules referral appointments for patients. May assist with admissions activities and processing required documentation.
Educates patient and family members regarding plan of treatment as prescribed by physician/nurse practitioners.
May assist with front office duties such as scheduling appointments, answering telephones, and arranging transportation for patients. May perform coding.
May perform basic radiographs of chest and extremities. May develop and make copies of film.
High School graduate or GED
Current Medical Assistant certification acquired through an accredited institution preferred.
Licenses & certifications
At least one year of experience in a patient care setting.
General knowledge of nursing procedures, anatomy and medical terminology.
Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities
Physical and emotional health adequate for attendance requirements and performance which may include, but is not limited to: gather information concerning patient condition and appropriate use of technical equipment.
Mental/visual concentration required to take vital signs, to apply/change sterile dressing, and to draw blood samples.
Ability to hear and communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner.
Must be flexible and adaptable. Conditions and environment are unpredictable and change frequently.
Appearance projects a professional image that engenders the confidence of others.
Children's Medical Center - 20 months ago
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