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Medical Assistant

Location: Baltimore
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

  • Job Summary
    • Performs administrative and clinical duties under the direct on-site supervision and delegation of a physician in an ambulatory setting.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Training
      • High school graduation or equivalent.
    • Experience
      • Externship experience in a medical office or ambulatory health setting with experience with medical records.
    • License/Certification/Registration
      • CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) through American Association of Medical Assistants, or RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) through American Medical Technologists, or certification/registration from a nationally recognized agency. CPR certification.
    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Clinical competency as verified annually. Basic computer skills preferred.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Assists physicians with patient preparation for examination and with the examination and education of patients.
    • Calls in refill prescription medications for patients after physician approval and documentation.
    • Cleans, stocks, sterilizes equipment, and prepares exam rooms for patients. Maintains equipment/environment; (i.e.: carts, cabinets, utility rooms, refrigerator) and assists with medical supply requisition. Discards outdated drugs from sample cabinet.
    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
    • Documents clinically related activities accurately in the medical record.
    • Maintains log system and performs required patient follow-up for pap smears, Pb levels, HIV, mammograms, and STD's.
    • Participates in meetings (staff, safety, infection control, OSHA, CPR, etc.) and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
    • Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Performs selected patient and laboratory testing such as pregnancy testing, urinalysis, microbiology (streptococcal testing and cultures), tuberculosis skin testing, electrocardiography, pulmonary function tests, and vision and hearing testing (dependent upon physician and site requirements). Removes sutures/staples after the provider has examined the patient and written the appropriate order.
    • Performs venipuncture and finger sticks on children and adults and heel stick on infants if applicable.
    • Provides escort for patients and assists with patient discharge activities.
    • Serves as backup for Patient Registrar (back), Technician, Health Information, and Coordinator, Referral/Discharge as required. Provides telephone triage services as needed.
    • Under physician supervision, prepares and administers oral drugs and injections limited to intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular (deltoid, gluteal, vastus lateralis).
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

Keywords: MEDSTAR HEALTH, Baltimore , Medical Assistant, Other , Baltimore, Maryland

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