Medical Assistant

  • Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
  • Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Apr 02, 2021

Job Description

The Medical Assistant performs various patient care activities and related non-professional services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients. They assist the professional and technical nursing staff by performing any delegated duties, specialized procedures and assists with the care of clinic patients. To perform all other duties assigned.   EDUCATION: High school diploma required; Graduate of a Certified Medical Assistant Program preferred Basic mathematical skills Preferred but not required: CPR (lifesaver) certified; Current Medical Laboratory Assistant License Ability to read, write, and speak intelligible English; Ability to communicate with patient, family, peers and medical personnel Requires emotional stability and resilience. Must be adaptable to change and receptive to delegated responsibilities   EXPERIENCE: Experience in providing direct patient care. Physician office setting desirable Computer literacy Previous experience working in certain specialty areas may be desirable   JOB DUTIES: Receives patient from the waiting room and escorts the patient to the exam room. Obtains and records vital signs, height and weight, chief complaint, medication and allergies in the patient medical record.  Records medical, surgical and family history in the patient medical record. Enters the patient’s pharmacy into the patient medical record. Enters the patient’s care team information (i.e. PCP, referring physician, specialists, etc…). Schedules tests as directed by the physician or mid-level provider. Records patient critical lab values, adverse reactions and pertinent information and promptly reports to the physician and/or LPN. Prepares patient and assists the physician with set up and clean up of injections as per protocols. Anticipates patient and caregivers requests and needs and responds in a timely manner.  Able to perform administrative duties (i.e. scheduling surgeries, clearances, answering phone, etc…). Acts as a liaison and support person for the patient and caregivers. Assists with patient education and discharge instructions in conjunction with the physician and/or LPN. Inventories exam rooms and determines supply needs.  Assist with the daily cleaning of exam rooms and clinic station areas.  Performs other job duties as assigned.

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