Medical Assistant Job In West Palm Beach, Florida
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General Statement of Job
The Medical Assistant performs assigned administrative and clinical duties under the direction of the Practice Manager, Senior Clinical Nurse and Physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments and maintaining medical records. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination and administering medications as directed by physician.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Record patients' medical history, vital statistics and information such as test results in medical records.
Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean.
Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.
Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets and physicians' instructions to patients.
Help physicians examine and treat patients, handing them instruments and materials or performing such tasks as giving injections or removing sutures.
Performs certain medical procedures including taking patients’ vitals and administering subcutaneous and intramuscular injections, basic lab tests, dressing changes and suture/staple removal as needed.
Provides lab results to physicians for review.
Contacts patients with lab results as instructed by the physician.
Performs essential office operations, including maintaining various logs and liaising with hospital and physician offices.
Verifies patient’s identification in accordance with the policies and procedures.
Interviews patients and records all gathered information in the patients chart.
Assists the front office staff as needed.
Prepares collected specimen for laboratory analysis, including properly completing proper lab requisition forms.
Orders supplies and maintains the back office. Ensures supplies are maintained and ordered in cost-effective manner.
Maintains and monitors biohazard receptacles.
Maintains OSHA guidelines for the department.
Emergency duty may be required of the incumbent that includes working in Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural. Additionally, incumbents are required to perform emergency response and management duties for Palm Beach County as required.
High School Diploma or GED required. Certificate or diploma from an accredited Medical Assistant Program required.
One (1) year experience as a Medical Assistant required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Certification from AAMA, AMT, NHA or NCCT preferred.
The Health Care District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug Free Workplace. Veterans preferred. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in the application process or candidates with other questions should contact Human Resources.
Dedicated to the Health of the Community The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is an integrated public health system established in 1988 as a special taxing district that is an equal opportunity employer of approximately 1,000 employees. The Health Care District's mission is to ensure access to a comprehensive health care system and the delivery of quality services for the residents of Palm Beach County. The Health Care District provides challenging and fulfilling employment opportunities through its health coverage programs for uninsured residents, a nationally recognized Trauma System, adult and pediatric services at the four C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, a School Health program which staffs registered nurses in nearly 170 public schools, a pharmacy operation, a long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, and its acute care hospital, Lakeside Medical Center, in rural western Palm Beach County.