Under general supervision, performs various technical and clerical duties related to assisting medical providers and patients, phlebotomy and specimen collection.
Assists nursing staff in obtaining vital signs, weight checks and general patient-comfort needs. Assists patient in preparing for physical examinations and medical procedures. May monitor physical examinations and medical procedures. Restocks rooms and supply areas as needed. Transports patients and assists staff with moving patients from stretchers and wheelchairs. Registers patients and assists with clerical duties such as answering phones, preparing charts, charge entry, assessing and verifying patient test requests and billing information. Documents physician orders as required. Provides patient results to physician offices, as necessary. Assists with obtaining and understanding specimen and test information. Responsible for collecting blood and other samples, identified and labeled in accordance with authorized technical procedures and laboratory policies. May perform complex collection procedures including sweat chlorides, urinalysis or glucose tolerance tests. Prepares specimens for transport to lab. Operates, calibrates and maintains instrumentation and equipment. Complies with all hospital and laboratory policies and procedures. Complies with JCAHO and CAP patient safety goals. Maintains accurate records, documents and files as required. Performs other duties as
Successful completion of a recognized training program for medical assistants or an equivalent combination of education and experience which includes phlebotomy training.
One (1) year of experience working in a physician practice or healthcare setting.
Must type at least 20 words per minute in a timed typing test.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of medical office, medical assistant and phlebotomy policies, procedures, techniques and processing requirements. Skill in performance of phlebotomy process. Good communication skills both verbal and written. Ability to use general office equipment including computer. Basic typing skills. Excellent customer service skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to work effectively in stressful environment. Ability to read, understand and follow written procedures.
Physical Requirements (with or without accommodation):
Requires ability to sit, stand and walk throughout working day. Must have sufficient manual dexterity to perform the essential functions of the position and to operate equipment. Must have sufficient clarity of vision to read reports and prepare files. May have some exposure to blood, body fluids or communicable diseases. May perform repetitive tasks.
HCA Inc - 9 months ago