The Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting the provider in back office duties, including but not limited to: escorting the patient from the waiting room to the examination room promptly; taking vital signs as per guidelines; maintaining examination rooms’ stock; documenting all patient communications; preparing lab specimens for processing; completing the necessary referral forms and obtaining authorizations for referrals and keeping records of same; scheduling patients for tests; placing and receiving phone calls in order of importance and filing into patient charts to become part of the permanent record; and administering treatments and medications per provider order in accordance with established policies.
Challenges to this position are delivery of patient care complicated by new techniques, paperwork, changing department and hospital policies, increased information available on each patient and fluctuations in staffing.
The incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensor, psychosocial and safety appropriate to the age of the patient served and meet the standards of quality as measured by the unit/department age specific competency standard.
The incumbent uses professionalism and diplomacy with interacting with patients of all ages, their families, physicians, physician office staff and other health care providers in the accurate collecting of demographic, clinical and financial information in person or via telephone interviews.
This position will keep abreast of all standards to assure compliance with federal, state and local regulatory agencies and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulatory agencies including third party reimbursement requirements.
For Department 530244, 515284, and 515322 Only
The position requires a fundamental knowledge of technical work with orthopedic bracing and casting related activities. Responsible for application, medication, repair and fitting with a wide variety of casts, splints, and braces to all areas of the body.
• Apply appropriate casts/splints per physician or practitioner direction using appropriate casting/splinting materials with the body in the appropriate position.
• Fit casts, splints and braces to ensure maximum comfort and avoid unnecessary pressures
• Trim, split, remove casts as required
• Adjust braces to physician specification
• Perform documentation and patient education related to cast, splints or braces
• Provide cast care and brace instructions
• Fit and instruct on Crutches and other mobilization aids
• Prepare, stock and clean exam rooms per MA requirements
• Stock exam rooms, Inventory specialty items and initiate reorder of supplies as needed
• Maintain tools and equipment
• Setup fluoroscopy machine for care provider use
• Contact vendors about brace orders
• Coordinate with patients to assist in completing workups
• Complete forms prior to physician review
Assistance in Operating Room, Inpatient units and Emergency room
• Assist physician with application of splints, casts and braces as needed
• Modify or split casts as needed
• Instruct patients on cast care, brace/splint application and care
This position does provide patient care.