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The UMHC-Sylvester - Plantation Clinic has an exciting full time opportunity for a Full Time Certified Medical Assistant.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Works directly with the Nurse Manager/Nurse Supervisor and/or Charge Nurse to ensure clinic is running smoothly
Performs patient interviews for chief complaint, medication reconciliation and pertinent history
Obtains vital signs and patient information for patient's medical record inclusions
Prepares treatment room prior and post examination
Assist medical provider as a chaperone as indicated
Assist with physical examinations by preparing supplies and handing instruments/materials to the medical provider as directed
Perform venipunctures and collects routine laboratory specimens as directed by medical practitioner/nursing leaders
Perform basic first aid
Simple dressing change (no central line and/or PICC/Midline dressing)
Performance point of care testing
Reports observed signs and symptoms, obtained from the patient, to report to the provider
Assist with patient's daily care activities
Able to use and/or perform with medical equipment, post training and demonstrated competency
Refill medication prescriptions, as ordered by the medical provider, by calling patient's pharmacy
Provide patients with basic educational instruction and information regarding examination procedures
Cleans and sterilizes medical instruments; observes the principles of sterile technique in performing duties
Documents accurate pertinent information in patient's electronic medical record
Restocks patient room
Screen telephone calls or electronic medical record (EMR) messages and forward to appropriate staff
Assist staff in emergency care
Maintains medical supplies compliant, by check for expiration dates and package integrity
Maintains medical equipment compliant in accordance to manufacture's and biomedical requirements
Assists in performing clerical duties such as answering phones, faxing, and coordinating procedures
Schedules appointments and tests
Arrange hospital admissions as applicable
Obtain authorization from insurance company
Call patients with "No Show"
Other duties as assigned
The MA in hospital based clinics will not perform any type of injections or medication administration.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Ability to demonstrate a sustainable high level of proficiency when performing skills that are within the scope of a Florida Medical Assistant's duty
Knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments
Knowledge of sterile technique and other special procedures when applicable
Knowledge of basic infection control preventions and maintains universal precautions techniques at all time
Knowledge of age of specific patient care
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with patients and clinical staff.
Reports to the area Nurse Manager/Nurse Supervisor and/or Charge Nurse and the Physician in charge of area.
The physician will have direct supervision and responsibility of the MA
The Nurse Manager/Nurse Supervisor and/or Charge Nurse will take responsibility and accountability for the delegated tasks as assigned by the physician over the MA
Performance evaluation and competencies will be done jointly by the Nurse Manager/Nurse Supervisor and/or Charge Nurse and physician
Required High School diploma or equivalent
Required Medical Assistant certification and graduate from accredited Medical Assistant Program
Required an active and current BLS provider card by the American Heart Association
Required Phlebotomy certification
Prefer One (1) year of relevant work experience
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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