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Jordan Hospital Medical Assistant - Cancer Center in Plymouth, Massachusetts

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Under the direction of the registered nurse and physician, delivers clinical assistance to patients within the outpatient clinic.

  • Reviews and prepares medical record prior to clinic start. Ensures all recent laboratory, consult and ancillary reports are present in the record.

  • Escorts patients into the exam area. Prepares patient for the physical exam.

  • Maintains optimal flow of patients for efficiency of practice.

  • Takes and records routine vital signs, heights, weights. Obtains and documents limited patient history and present symptoms.

  • Assists the physician/provider with treatment and procedures as directed.

  • Obtains labels and sends patient specimens as ordered.

  • Ensures accurate coding for visits and procedures performed.

  • Assists nursing staff in the treatment rooms as directed. May be required to perform direct patient care, i.e., assist with physical care, vital signs, patient monitoring, specimen retrieval.

  • Carries out other tasks as directed by the Physician, Charge Nurse or Director.

  • Assists in data entry.

  • Organize, store and refill medical supplies in exam/treatment areas.

  • Maintain, and adhere to all BID-Plymouth Hospital, OSHA, CLIA, and government regulations.

  • Transports patients to other setting as directed.

  • Assists receptionists with telephone management, visitor assistance, Scheduling, etc.

  • Files records as directed.

  • Performs all tasks in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.

  • Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit.

    EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Knowledge of medical terminology required.

  • Ability to organize.

  • Knowledge of computer programs, systems.

  • Demonstrated communication skills, verbal and written.

  • 1-2 years experience in a medical office preferred.

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Medical Assistance required.

    EDUCATION REQUIRED

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Medical Assistance required.

    REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

  • Medical Assistant certification preferred

  • BLS required

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