Medical Assistant 2

Careworkers & Health

15/07/2020

Medical Assistant 2

Medical Assistant 2.

Overview (Summary) of Responsibilities: Responsible for performing complex and/or specialized patient-oriented procedures under the supervision of a clinician, Registered Nurse (RN), or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to ensure safe patient care. Essential Functions: Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate HCP’s commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care, and concern with  internal and external customers Uses, protects, and discloses HCP patients’ protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards. Checks Touchworks for patients' arrival status and escorts patients from waiting area to exam rooms. Escorts patients to ancillary services as needed. Obtains, records, and reports vital signs and other pertinent patient information to RN, LVN, or clinician. Performs various procedures such as ear lavage, ECG, spirometry, injections, peak flows, pulse oximetry, breathing treatments, suture removals, wound dressings, vision/hearing tests, urine pregnancy tests, urine dips, blood glucose testing, and blood hemoglobin (hemocue) testing. Performs phlebotomy and processes lab specimens (i.e., 24 hour urine, wound cultures obtained by clinician, biopsy specimens obtained by clinician, etc.) and maintains lab specimen logs as appropriate. Assists clinician with procedures (pap smears, laceration repairs, other minor surgical procedures) and may assists with more complex department specific specialty procedures (i.e. vasectomies, cystoscopies, thoracentesis, sigmoidoscopies, bunionectomies, joint aspirations, lance surgery, photo therapy, visual fields, pachymetry testing, etc.). Performs medication administration within scope of practice and documents administration of medications and procedures in Touchworks. Ensures proper documentation of medication administration and documentation procedures in Touchworks. Maintains and...

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