Under general supervision of the administrative manager and nurse manager, the Medical Assistant performs those clinical activities necessary for the smooth flow of patients. The assistant will perform a variety of duties to assist in the care and safety of the patients through the Medical Oncology suite at Green Spring Station.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
- Prepare patients for physicians, chemotherapy, nurse visits by taking vital signs, height, weight, and obtain medication list, assess the need for and perform orthostatic vital signs, enter data into Epic.
- Assist patients to exam room and prepare them for exam/diagnostic procedures.
- Obtain blood samples. Process samples in Epic. Label all specimens and forward to appropriate laboratory. (Skills must be signed off by senior nurse.)
- Converts peripheral IVs to heplocks and vice versa.
- Access ports for treatment and/or blood samples. (Skills will be signed off by senior nurse.)
- Initiates IV fluids for chemotherapy.
- Assist with adverse drug reactions.
- Keep exam rooms neat and organized. Change table paper and prepare needed supplies between patients. Responsible for changing linens in treatment room as needed.
- Maintains aseptic technique.
- Assist in preparation, maintenance and pre-visit auditing of medical records.
- Responsible for maintenance of inventory of clinical and paper supplies and linen in exam/consult rooms and in treatment area. Determine when items are needed, following established par level system. Receive items ordered. Open boxes and restock supply rooms, exam/consult rooms and treatment area.
- Assist physician with procedures, as required. Chaperone exams if needed.
- Observe and reports conditions of IV sites, including central catheters.
- Perform dressing changes on all catheters.
- Order x-rays, outside films, lab results and reports as needed.
- Perform skilled tasks such as venipuncture and starting IVs. (Skills must be signed off by Charge/senior clinical nurse.)
- Assist patients with transfer to/from wheelchairs, stretchers, etc.
- Requests for prescription refills through Epic system, taking/relaying telephone messages, direct patient flow and run errands.
- Ensure proper disposal of potentially infectious waste.
- Troubleshoot infusion pumps.
- Check and record for malfunctioning medical equipment, daily.
- Participate in skill development.
- Scan documents in Epic.
- Perform copying and faxing.
- Cross train in registration and scheduling activities. Substitute if needed.
- Directs and assist very ill patients to the treatment area.
- Function as part of the collaborative practice group.
- Gather teaching materials and constructs educational packets.
- Administer medication, subcutaneous and intramuscular, with direct supervisor from a clinical nurse. (Must be signed of my medical director.)
- Scan all outside ancillary reports into Epic. Audit the documents to ensure proper internal delivery to Epic.
High School diploma or GED required. Certification/Registration as a Medical Assistant (e.g. CMA, AAMA, RMA, AMT, NAHP) required. If not currently certified/registered, must become certified/registered within 90 days of date of hire. Current CPR certification by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross required. Must maintain MA and CPR certification/registration during duration of employment in this position.
Note – in order to be eligible for certification/registration, successful completion of an accredited Medical Assistant training program or five or more years of primary medical care medical assistant experience is required.
Salary: $12.76 - $16.77
Work Schedule/Hours: M-F 8:30 to 5
Department name: 10002949-SOM Onc Greenspring
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Personnel area: School of Medicine
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