Job SummaryThe Medical Assistant is the first clinical contact for each patient and provides kind and caring service to each patient from initial triage through patient discharge. The role of the Medical Assistant is to guide patients through their visits and carry out provider orders according to established procedures.
Greet each patient, verify identity at each encounter, explain procedures to be performed, and address patient questions and concerns.
Take temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal.
Prepare equipment and aid provider during treatment and examination of the patient.
Ensure all ordered tests are performed accurately and in a timely manner.
Observe patient, record significant conditions and reactions, and notify supervisor or provider of patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
Conduct provider referrals as well as service pre-certifications on an as-needed basis.
Document nursing history and physical assessment of patients.
Prepare rooms; sterilize instruments, equipment, and supplies for procedures.
High School Diploma or GED required
Certification or diploma in Medical Assisting or MA experience required