Certified Medical Assistant Medical Oncology
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POST DATE 8/14/2019
END DATE 9/18/2019
Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health
JOB DESCRIPTIONPRIMARY FUNCTION:
The Medical Assistant assists physicians as they assess, examine and treat patients and updates electronic medical record (EMR). Responsibilities include patient flow management, and assists with medical and/or minor surgical procedures and tests on patients. Tests may include EKG's, phlebotomy, pap smears, hearing and vision testing and other preventative health maintenance checks. Acts as the liaison to physicians to assure patient satisfaction with their visit. In addition, maintains and orders the clinical and non-clinical supplies for their area.
Escorts patients to exam rooms and ensures proper identification by confirming name, and date of birth.
Performs and documents vital signs, clinical care quality measures, and medical history information.
Assists physicians in the performance of medical/surgical procedures as directed.
Remains proficient and knowledgeable regarding the use and documentation requirements within established scope of practice.
Adheres to HIPAA privacy and security requirements.
Directs patients regarding follow-up appointments and assists with the proper departure of each patient.
Calls for any missed outside reports/labs when necessary.
Checks room supplies for expiration dates and replenishes supplies when necessary.
Keeps patients informed of physician's status.
Secures all areas at end of the day (i.e., locks lab and supply closet and checks medical supplies).
Submits requests for orders of pharmaceutical and medical supplies as required.
Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the iSCORE values of Jefferson.
High School graduate or GED equivalent is required. Successful completion of an approved medical assistants program.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION:
Medical Assistant certification is required.
A minimum of one year of experience as a medical assistant in an outpatient setting is required. Prefer three or more years of experience in a physician office, hospital or ambulatory care facility as a Certified Medical Assistant.
Must have a pleasant personality and experience dealing with the public and patients with special needs. Ability to work under pressure with a positive attitude and ability to organize information for quick retrieval is required. Computer skills, medical terminology, and experience with office assessments necessary.
Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have 30,000 employees.
Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation's best in 10 specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.
As an employer, the Jefferson Enterprise maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.