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Certified Medical Assistant, Pediatric Gastroenterology 9/11/2016

Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack, NJ

Company
Hackensack University Medical Center
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
18209
AJE Ref #
576137939
Location
Hackensack, NJ
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

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The Certified Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting in providing clinical care to select patients under the supervision of the professional nurse or licensed medical practitioner and provides clerical office assistance. Essential Generic Job Functions (List in order of importance): 1. Prepares exam room, treatment room, supplies and instruments. 2. Prepares patients for physician visit and examination assisting as directed. 3. Takes patient s vital signs and records in medical chart. 4. Understands proper function and care of special equipment. 5. Performs EKG, PFT, Audiometry, Titmus Test as indicated after a performance evaluation checklist completion. Also performs UDS, BAT, Phlebotomy, and other lab testing as indicated after performance evaluation checklist completion. 6. Maintains records by completing patient records as directed; file record and reports. 7. Assists with collections/billing procedures as needed. 8. Uses computer software to maintain office systems. 9. Identifies and responds to issues of confidentiality. 10. Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e., age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.). This process includes communicating with the patient, parent, and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.). 11. Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies. Additional Essential Job Functions Ambulatory and Office: 12. Performs telephone and in-person screening. 13. Obtains and records patient history. 14. Prepares patient for and assists with procedures, treatments, and minor office surgeries. 15. Applies pharmacology principles to prepare and administer oral and parenteral (excluding medications). 16. Medication reconciliation. 17. Screens and follow-up test results. 18. Performs inventory of supplies and equipment. 19. Performs routine maintenance of administrative and clinical equipment. 20. Provides instruction for health maintenance and disease prevention. 21. Schedules appointments; obtains patient demographic and financial information and enters information into electronic practice management tools. 22. Communicates with licensed medical practitioners and delivers information to patients as directed. 23. Schedules inpatient and outpatient admissions and procedures. 24. Organizes and files medical records. Working Conditions: Lifts a minimum of 5 lbs., pushes and pulls a minimum of 10 lbs. and stands a minimum of 6 hours a day. Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1. High school diploma or equivalent. Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: 1. Graduate of an accredited medical assistant program. Licenses and Certifications Required: 1. Certified Medical Assistant from Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), or the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), or the National Association for Healthcare Professionals (NAHP), or the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA), or Registered Medical Assistant Certification from the American Medical Technologists (AMT). Licenses and Certifications Preferred:

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