Outer Cape Health Services Medical Assistant in Harwich Port, Massachusetts

Reviews electronic medical record (EMR) prior to patients? scheduled appointment to assure that all that lab results, consult reports and hospital discharge records are available to the provider and notes dates of most recent primary care screening tests. Properly identifies patients and escorts them to the exam room; reviews and records reason for visit, current medications, and updated history as noted in adult health history form/interim history form as well as through patient interview. Provides patient with forms to be completed prior to provider visit (learning needs assessment, depression screen, consent forms as necessary). Accurately performs and records patient vital signs, height, weight and oxygen saturation as appropriate. Assists in preparing patients for examination; assists patients in undressing, dressing, and getting on and off the examination table. Notifies provider of patient?s arrival and readiness for their examination. Assists providers with patient examinations and procedures, including (but not limited to) minor surgical procedures, GYN exams, diagnostic studies, and treatments. Operates and monitors functioning of equipment; hands instruments to the provider; comforts patients. Recognizes and reports to provider abnormal vital signs; recognizes potential emergency situations, seeks assistance and intervenes appropriately. Notifies the appropriate person in the event of a medical emergency; assists provider in rendering emergency care as directed by provider. Applies and removes dressings under the direction of the provider. Conducts hearing, vision, breathing and EKG testing; records results in EMR; reports abnormal findings to provider. Performs CLIA waived point of care testing. Labels, collects and prepares lab specimens; Handles all specimens using Universal Precautions. Delivers all lab specimens to lab as indicated. Interacts with patients regarding clinical complaints; reports these complaints to the site manager, charge nurse, or medical director to insure effective and immediate response. Participates in quality assurance activities and all training seminars (OSHA and others). Assists in orientation of new employees, shares pertinent information and teaches others to perform tasks. Interacts and communicates professionally with co-workers. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times Maintains as pleasant, respectful and courteous demeanor at all times with patients and coworkers; uses discretion with conversation and awareness of HIPPA regulations. Cleans wraps and sterilizes instruments according to policy and procedure for reprocessing of instruments. Assists charge nurse with inventory and ordering all medical supplies, Keeps exam rooms stocked, clean and orderly in accord with infection control and HIPPA standards; monitors rooms for patient safety; documents inspection of rooms twice daily. Participates in appropriate role in disaster drills, fire drills, fires and other emergency situations. Exercises care in the operation and use of equipment. Performs routine cleaning and preventative maintenance to ensure continued functioning of equipment. Maintains work areas in a clean, safe and organized manner. Performs similar or related duties as requested or directed. Performs similar or related duties as requested or directed. Ability to deliver patient care in a manner that is appropriate to the patient?s age, physical ability and intellectual development. Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in assessing care to meet the needs of the population served (newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric) The ability to measure blood pressure, temperature, pulse, weight and height of patients seen and the ability to do objective patient interviews. Must be able to work cooperatively as part of a clinical team