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Medical Assistant in Brandon, FL at TeamHealth

Date Posted: 8/27/2018

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Job Description

TheMedical Assistant is responsible for assisting the Medical Provider in providingquality pediatric patient care. 

 

ESSENTIALDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Represents After Hours Pediatrics by displaying a respectful and caring manner with patients and their families.  Independently problem solves and utilizes resources to obtain patient information when patient is unable to communicate.  Maintains confidentiality of patient information.

  • Creates a welcoming environment and acts as a patient advocate

  • Provides quality patient care:

    • Directs patient to examination room in a timely, courteous manner

    • Obtains vital signs, weight, chief complaint and patient history

    • Assists in procedures,

    • Inspects all paperwork for completion (i.e. medical history and other forms)

  • Documents all assessments, actions, care and treatment responses, and communications in patient record in EMR

  • Attends training sessions and meetings as required

  • Takes call as assigned including covering sick calls and making self available to other sites for questions, concerns and complaints

  • Complies with quality assurance, HIPAA, customer service, infection control, and safety guidelines and other policies as set forth.

  • Interacts calmly, respectfully and in a friendly manner with other representatives of services at After Hours Pediatrics.  Refers patients to proper resources including transfer, follow up and appointments as necessary.
  • Participate in development and implementation of general policies and procedures to provide for the physical and emotional comfort and safety of patients. Maintains competence through continuing education and in-service training. 
  • Ensures cleanliness of office and clinical environment.

  • Assist Unit Coordinator in registration of patients when needed.

  • Perform patient follow up calls

  • Other duties as assigned and requested.
  • Attendance and being on time, ready to work your scheduled hours is an essential job requirement

Job Requirements

  • Associates Degree preferred, High School diploma from an accredited institution required
  • Vocational training as a medical assistant preferred
  • Medical Assistant Certification or EMP preferred
  • Emergency room/urgent care/ICU experience preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a pediatric medical office setting preferred
  • Must have advanced skills necessary to care for pediatric population
  • Current PALS certification required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Ability to perform patient intake and document problems appropriately

  • Ability to identify critical illness and act accordingly

  • Working knowledge of medical terminology

  • High degree of verbal communication and interpersonal skills to provide emotional support

  • Ability to address and resolve conflict in a professional manner

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

  • Ability to be flexible

  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform detail-oriented work.
  • Ability to work independently yet in conjunction with a team.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing and growing atmosphere.
  • Ability to speak in a group setting. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Courteous and professional demeanor.
  • Willingness to work as a team player to meet common goals of the facility.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when handling difficult clients/stressful situations.
  • Promote positive department morale through effective teamwork.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.

PHYSICAL / ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

 

  • Job performed in a well-lighted, modern medical setting
  • Potential exposure to illness/disease
  • Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals/materials
  • Occasional travel locally
  • Occasional lifting/carrying (20 pounds or less)
  • Moderate to high stress level
  • Prolonged sitting/standing/bending
  • Moderate computer/PC work/telephone use

This position may require manualdexterity and/or frequent use of the computer, telephone, 10-key, calculator,office machines (copier, scanner, fax) and/or the ability to perform repetitivemotions and/or meet production standards to comply with the essential functions.Also, may require physical and/or mental stamina to work overtime, additionalhours beyond a regular schedule and/or more than five days per week.