Location: Family Practice Associates
Position: Medical Assistant
REQUIREMENTS: Graduate from an accredited Medical Assistant Program. High School Diploma. Certification.
HOURS OF WORK: Flexible work hours which average 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, excluding lunch; however, hours of work and days worked may be adjusted to meet operational needs of the department.
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES: Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Demonstrate knowledge of growth and development appropriate to the patients served. Must be able to access and interpret age specific data about the patient’s status in order to properly identify each patient’s needs. If applicable, must possess knowledge of age specific community resources. Patient population consists of infant, adolescent, adult and geriatric.
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Able to identify revenue-enhancing activities. Responsible for appropriate use of corporate resources.
REPORTS AND RECORDS: Responsible for medical record documentation, collecting patient data for risk assessment and taking patient histories. Clinical audits. Verbal reports to supervisor as needed. Report case status to medical providers regularly. Communicable disease reporting.
INITIATIVE, JUDGEMENT, AND CREATIVE ABILITY: Take initiative and demonstrate creativity in maintaining smooth patient flow and enhancement of provider productivity. Exercise judgment, operating within guidelines established by Family Practice Associates when interpreting policies and procedures. Demonstrate organizational skills and ability to work independently, as well as the ability to follow directions. Flexibility in dealing with different personalities is necessary. Detail oriented; set priorities and consistently meet established deadlines.
MENTAL VISUAL, AND HEARING DEMANDS: Effective written and verbal communication skills and telephone etiquette are required.
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT OPERATED: Accucheck, Audiogram, Computer, EKG Machine, Fax Machine, Hemocue, Nebulizer, Photocopier, Pulse oximeter, Telephones, Thermometers.