Hospital (Medical) Assistant III
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POST DATE 2/20/2017
END DATE 8/10/2017
University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers
Los Angeles, CA
JOB DESCRIPTIONJob Description:
Participate in the total patient care in the ambulatory setting, recognizing normal and abnormal signs and symptoms and life threatening emergencies. Act as a staff person in the office, assisting in patient care, and maintain high standards of care in the community offices.
Knowledge of normal and abnormal symptomatology and life threatening medical problems. Current and valid CPR certification with ability to administer CPR. Ability to skillfully administer oral, IM and subcutaneous medications. Venipuncture certification. Ability to perform venipuncture with skill and proof of minimum training which includes 10 hours of training in venipuncture and skin puncture for the purpose of withdrawing blood, adhering to all OSHA PPE safety requirements. Ability to obtain accurate vital signs and drug refills. Ability to assist in medical emergencies and office procedures. Ability to use computerized patient care systems. Knowledge of medical terminology. Interpersonal skills to interact with patients, families, ancillary departments, physicians and co-workers in a courteous and compassionate manner. Verbal skills to effectively convey sensitive information in a courteous manner in person or on the telephone. Skill to accurately perform a 12-lead EKG. Ability to assist in orientation of new staff. Ability to order medical and clinical supplies and maintain adequate inventory. Ability to follow proper channels of policies & procedures, communication & work standards. Ability to organize tasks to facilitate smooth work/patient flow. Ability to be flexible in working both back and front office to facilitate smooth workflow. Knowledge and ability to set up and assist physician with any procedures such as, but not limited to audiometry, spirometry, O2 saturation levels, skin tag and mole removals, ear lavage, colposcopies, flexible sigmoidscopies. Ability to perform accurate quality control and patient sample testing for waived tests. Knowledge of all safety requirements when handling Biohazardous specimens or contaminated instruments. Knowledge of MSDS and emergency treatments. Ability to work overtime in cases of emergency. Ability to be punctual and maintain a satisfactory attendance record. Skill in maintaining a harmonious work atmosphere, practicing excellent customer service. A medical assistant diploma/certificate from a secondary, post-secondary, or adult education program in a public school authorized by the Dept. of Education, in a community college program provided for in the Education Code, or a post-secondary institution accredited or approved by the Bureau of Post-Secondary and Vocational Education in the Dept. of Consumer Affairs. Provide back up to other administration support staff in other clinic areas during periods of vacation, extended illnesses or heavy workload. Ability to push, pull or carry 30 lbs or more.