Certified Medical Assistant

Position Overview:?
Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting with direct patient care, assisting the reception team with front desk duties, assisting the providers with various in-office procedures as well as performing any necessary in-office testing.
Job Responsibilities:
Prepares the patients for the health care; helps to position the patient for the examination or treatment and arranges the exam room instruments, supplies, and equipment.
Verifies patient information with the patient: reviews and/or records medical history, takes vital signs and confirms the purpose of visit.
Assists the providers with patient care and prepares laboratory specimens; performs basic laboratory tests on the premises (as appropriate); disposes of contaminated supplies; sterilizes medical instruments; administers medications on the premises; authorizes drug refills as directed; telephones prescriptions to pharmacies; draws blood; prepares patients for x-rays; takes electrocardiograms; removes sutures; changes dressings.
Educates patients by providing medication and diet information and instructions and answering questions.
Updates medical records by recording patient examination, treatment information plans, and test results.
Answers patient questions on referrals and initiates referral process with patients and specialists.
Records billing information of services rendered; completes insurance forms; responds to insurance and other third-party inquiries.
Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
Keeps equipment in good condition, troubleshoots breakdowns; maintains supplies; performs preventive maintenance and calls for repairs.
Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping patient care information confidential.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations.
Perform all other clinical duties as assigned by Vanguard Medical Group.

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