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Medical Assistant

Company: ASCENSION DEPAUL SERVICES
Location: Metairie
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAssists with the treatments ordered by primary care provider as supervised by primary care provider or registered nurse.Assist patients at the Front Desk with appointments, insurance and other patient related issues.Interviews patients, measures vital signs and records information on patients' charts. Performs select clinical duties including patient services, certain lab procedures, maintains patient's medical records in an orderly manner, and reports abnormal results of any service to the primary care provider as per protocol.Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients including procedure room and keeps medical equipment clean and orderly. Monitors supplies in each examination room. Maintains a neat and clean workspace.Escorts assigned patients and fully prepares the patient for the visit which includes taking vital signs, completing the Health Risk Appraisal, performing in house labs , review charts for accuracy, ensure diagnostic testing results and consultant reports are scanned in the Electronic Medical Record, review health provider orders, administer medications, perform treatments such as but not limited to breathing treatments, appropriately and accurately document the outcome of the treatment or intervention; assist health providers, consultants and patients as needed. Performs basic clerical duties including answering the phone, maintaining records and shredding patient information.Performs basic materials management functions to include ordering and stocking of supplies. Assists with maintaining a clean and orderly environment including cleaning all medical instruments according to Lab and General Safety Manual.Use Standard Precautions with all patients, specimens and equipment.Use needle stick precautions with all patients, specimens and equipment.Assist in documentation of incidents and untoward events and understands; participates in safety programs and disaster/fire delays.Maintains patient confidentiality in compliance with HIPAA.Performs other duties as needed.Required:High school diploma or equivalentCompletion of accredited Medical Assistant CourseCurrent Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification or completion of certification within 90 days of employmentUnderstanding of accepted nursing and medical standardsExcellent verbal and written communication skills Preferred:One year prior clinical experience

Keywords: ASCENSION DEPAUL SERVICES, New Orleans , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Metairie, Louisiana

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