LHP Pascack Valley LLC Certified Medical Assistant in Westwood, New Jersey
To provide Clinical support services as needed ad within appropriate scope of practice by assisting Providers and performing clinical duties and patient education in the assigned clinical area. This work is carried out in support of the mission and goals of Hackensack Meridian Health/Ardent Health.
Under the supervision of the Clinical Coordinator or Office Manager, screen interview, counsel and provide direct patient care.
Document all clinical observations, findings and services provided in the patient's electronic medical record (EMR).
Report all abnormal observations and findings to the appropriate medical provider in a timely manner verbally or via Skype.
Obtain and document all vital signs including: height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, respiration, pulse, pain assessment, body mass index (BMI), and last menstrual period (LMP). Assist patients in completing assessment forms including, but not limited to, Consents, Depression (PHQ), Functional Assessment and Patient Education Tool, as per Center protocols.
Administer and appropriately document the following tests/procedures/treatments as ordered by providers including but not limited to: EKGs, CLIA waived Testing, Venipuncture/obtaining Labs Specimens and Administering Vaccines according to Center protocol. Assist with examinations and procedures (i.e. colposcopy, pelvic exam, urinary catheterization, endometrial biopsies, LEEP, IUD insertions, etc.), as needed and as per national standards and Center protocols.
Demonstrate proper use of assisted devices including walkers, canes and crutches; escorting patients when necessary.
Responsible for retrieving appropriate laboratory, diagnostic and radiology reports as requested.
Assist in transporting paperwork, and other materials between sites when appropriate.
Review Rx, Results and Office voice-mail folders daily and the, Nurse/ physician pools, daily for tasks, follow-ups as assigned, send Urgent Lab Recall and Missed Appointment letters, as required.
Responsible for notifying Clinical Coordinator of supply and medication shortages in a timely manner.
Immediately inform supervisor about any equipment malfunctioning.
Responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, sterilization and maintaining clinical equipment and medical instruments as per protocol.
Responsible for preparing and organizing the supplies in the examination rooms. This includes preparing examination table; ensuring that supplies are not expired and are maintained in an organized manner in cabinets; ensuring that all necessary equipment and supplies are readily available for the practitioner's use; and informing the Clinical Coordinator of the supplies to be orders in a timely manner.
Maintain refrigerator, freezer and ambient room temperature logs and CLIA waived test logs daily.
Perform Medical Assistant duties in accordance with the current Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals.
Perform Medical Assistant duties when assigned to other clinical areas.
Communicate with clinical, clerical, and managerial staff to provide continuity of patient care.
Practice accepted infection control measures in accordance with OSHA Blood Bone Pathogens Standards, and Center policies and procedures.
Attend health center and network meetings, as required and assigned.
Report any unusual occurrences or problems in a timely manner to Unit Coordinator.
Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
Professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients.
Commits to exceeding expectations of the patient.
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served (if applicable).
Works well with others.
Contributes input to improve outcomes.
Asks others for opinions and feedback; provides feedback in a tactful respectful way.
Associates, High School Diploma, or GED equivalent preferred
Graduate from an accredited Medical Assistant/Medical Technologist school/program and holds a valid Certificate of Completion.
Minimum Work Experience
1-3 years of experience in ambulatory setting (emergency room, clinic or health center).
Bilingual English/Spanish or other language
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask and adapt to the needs and demands of a fast-paced clinical environment.
Working experience with electronic medical records (EMR) software.
Basic skills in a Microsoft environment: MS Outlook, Word and Excel.