Job Description
Job Title Experienced Medical Assistant
Duration
Location San Antonio,  TX 78214
Other Location
Description Summary: Provides direct and indirect patient care activities and carries out physician orders as appropriate.  The MA assists fellow employees in providing the highest quality personalized patient care and maintains a positive work relationship with the health care team.  Maintains and upholds established clinic patient care, operation and employee policies,
 
Duties:
  1. Provides patient care in a clinic setting.  Functions within the scope of training received from Medical Assistant education program and from Gonzaba Medical Group programs such as monitoring vital signs, applying monitoring devices such as pulse oximeter and ECG leads/pads, venipuncture, glucose monitoring or hemocult slide development.
  2. Reports and accurately documents clinical findings to nurse in charge and/or physician.
  3. Performs patient dismissals and participates in patient teaching utilizing physician guidelines and/or patient information handouts.  Ensures patient understanding and documents thoroughly.
  4. Assists in providing quality health care by accessing computer system to obtain/provide pertinent information.  Reports appropriate information to the nurse and/or physician and documents.
  5. Furthers patient care by communicating effectively with physicians, coordinating tests, procedures, surgeries and hospitalizations and providing patients with community resources as needed.
  6. Maintains assigned work area with supplies and equipment.  Cleans, stocks and maintains exam rooms, procedure rooms, instruments and equipment.
  7. Follows universal precaution standards with regard to patients, procedures, handling specimens, cleaning and disinfecting instruments and exam rooms.
  8. Transports patients safely.
  9. Ensures nursing standards of care including participation in quality improvement activities.
  10. Participates in educational programs as needed.
  11. Assumes responsibility for maintaining clinical competencies according to Gonzaba Medical Group policy.
  12. Maintains strict confidentiality.
  13. Other duties as assigned
 
Education and Experience:  Minimum high school education or equivalent. Certificate of completion from an accredited school for medical assistants is required or equivalent medical training.  National certification as a Registered or Certified Medical Assistant is preferred.  Experience in a clinic, doctor’s office or hospital is required, with a minimum of one-year experience.  CPR certification is required and must be kept current.
 
Computer Skills:  Skilled in use of computer, typewriter, fax machine, copier.  Knowledge of Word processing software, spreadsheet software, Internet and database software.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities:  This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
 
Work Environment:  Clinic environment. Exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment.
 
Physical Demands:  Requires manual dexterity, sitting, standing, stooping, reaching, kneeling, crouching, bending, walking, lifting up to 40 lbs. May assist in lifting patients. Close vision and ability to adjust focus.
 
The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Required Skills Medical Assistant
 
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