Lahey Health Medical Assistant/full time/Burlington,MA in Burlington, Massachusetts
Primary Care is a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.
We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environmentfor all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.
About the Job
As a Medical Assistant at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, you will assist with patient care and operational flow by performing clerical and clinical duties as needed. Accountable for providing safe patient care by demonstrating organizational skills that maintain and coordinate safe delivery of quality care, you will:
Participate in a competent plan of care that identifies patient problems, expected outcomes and addresses preventative measure
Deliver care that is specific to the age of the patient
Contribute information provided by the patient or family for assessment
Evaluate outcomes of interventions within your scope and follow directions on a modified plan of care.
Some of what you might do on a daily basis is:
Greet and transport/escort patients to exam rooms
Ask patient for and document in HER complaint, symptoms, duration of symptom(s)
Obtain history and review medications list
Ask patient if they need any medication refills and queue refills in HER
Document all drug and other allergies
Document smoking history
Take vital signs
Alert provider when patient is ready
Prepare special equipment if necessary
If you have a high school diploma or equivalent and are a graduate of an accredited medical assistant program or have obtained a medical assistant certification (AAMA, CCMA, RMA, NCMA), you are an ideal candidate. If you have a certificate, it must be maintained if you are not a graduate of an accredited MA program.
With a focus on helping patients become and stay healthy, Lahey Health’s physicians and advanced care teams are among the most talented and respected clinicians in the region. We have a team approach to patient care and have developed long-standing, mutually respectful relationships with local specialists at our affiliate hospitals to guide and support the most effective and efficient patient care.
Lahey Health recognizes the central role of Primary Care in our organization. It is also a vital contributor to population health goals. Primary Care is the essential and welcoming front door to Lahey’s systemwide high-quality, coordinated patient care.
Ready to join a team with a primary commitment to Primary Care? Apply now!
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Maintains strict adherence to the Lahey Health confidentiality policy.
Incorporates the Lahey Health Guiding Principles, Mission Statement and goals into daily activities.
Complies with all Lahey Health policies and clinical protocols.
Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Health.
Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations and competency assessment.
Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to customer service standards.
Participates in and successfully completes mandatory education
Demonstrates a commitment to life-long learning and their field.
Completes various special projects and responsibilities as assigned to share the workload and/or to recognize
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent required, and:
1) Graduate of an Accredited Medical Assistant program or 2.) has obtained a Medical Assistant Certification (AAMA, CCMA, RMA, NCMA)
Licensure, Certification, Registration:
Certification required upon hire and maintained if not a graduate of an accredited medical assistant program.
Note: Those hired prior to May 28, 2017 without a certification are grandfathered in this position.
Achieves and maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through American Heart Association, within 90 days of hire.