The Medical Assistant is an unlicensed health professional and is responsible for assisting patients throughout the routine visit and helping with health management. The Medical Assistant works collaboratively with other health care members to provide comprehensive, quality and accessible health care services to patients under the supervision of a Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Center Manager, Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse Team Leader.
· Works closely with medical providers to provide comprehensive health care to patients
· Prepares for the patient visit in advance to ensure that all labs, diagnostics, hospital/ER discharge summary etc. are ready and available for the visit
· Assists in the provision of clinical services such as, but not limited to, taking vital signs; performing EKG, immunizations, skin tests, vision and hearing tests, and blood draws; and collects and prepares specimens as necessary
· Assists with clinical data measures and entry into the electronic health record including the patient’s height, weight, vital signs, BMI, etc.
· Assists medical providers in updating health maintenance checklist
· Operates various medical equipment, e.g., electrocardiogram, audiometry, bilimeter, glucometer, protime reader, pulse oximeter, and autoclave
· Injects, handles, or provides vaccines and medications to patients after verifying with RN or medical provider
· Measures and describes TB skin test reaction, and refers to medical provider if any reactions exceeding thresholds
· Prepares exam rooms before and after each patient in accordance with policy and guidelines, including restocking of exam rooms, operatory, and sterilizes instruments
· Assists providers during physical examinations, treatments, and procedures as requested
· Assists in discharging the patient at the completion of the office visit including going over the printed office visit summary; aids in the completion of medication, laboratory, and radiology orders; provides patient education information ordered by the provider; answers any final logistical questions
· Knowledge of medical terminology.
· High school diploma or GED equivalent.
· Medical Assistant certificate (CMA) from an accredited school required.
· 1 year of experience working as a Medical Assistant required.
· Type at least 35 w.p.m.
· Knowledge of basic computer skills.
· Current BLS and First Aid required or must be obtained within 3 months of hire
· Must be proficient in computer usage Microsoft Office and EMR (Nextgen technology experience is a plus)
· At least 1 year of experience working with the frail or elderly population
· Must be able to fluently speak, read and write English.
· Fluent in Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin) is required.
· Fluency in other languages is an asset.