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Medical Assistant-Full Time

Company: Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH)
Location: Nantucket
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Job Description:

The Medical Assistant (MA) is an integral member of the healthcare team and is accountable for patient care as assigned by a licensed independent provider (PROVIDER: MD, NP, PA), a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Registered Nurse (RN). The MA participates in the direct and indirect care of patients, health maintenance, patient instruction, collaborative planning and rehabilitation as within scope of practice and consistent with his/her education and training. The Medical Assistant may be present in secure medication storage areas and are allowed incidental access to medications. Developing relationships with patients, families and colleagues, the MA functions as an interdisciplinary team member who provides quality patient care and contributes toward the attainment of important goals for the patient, the practice and the organization.





GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:



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Accepts assignments for patient care within the scope of his/her preparation and within current standards of practice. In conjunction with the provider, LPN or RN, participates in the gathering of data that contributes to the assessment, planning, and evaluation of care delivered.
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Collaborates as a member of the health care team, contributing toward a supportive and therapeutic environment that promotes the attainment of patient goals that are specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic and timely.
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Accurately obtains vital signs, elicits information about the patients basic health status, administers relevant care within scope of practice and as directed by the PROVIDER/LPN/RN, and documents as appropriate in the electronic health record.
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Performs routine tests that may include but is not limited to: electrocardiograms, vision and hearing screening, and the collection of specimens for laboratory testing and point of care.
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Participates in team-based care and patient education initiatives to support the health and wellness of patients in conjunction with the Provider/LPN/RN. Reinforces patient instruction as directed by Provider/LPN/RN.
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Participates in organizational and unit-based quality improvement initiatives and compliance readiness.
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Participates in telephone screening of patients, may provide instruction to patient when as directed by the PROVIDER/LPN/RN.
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Participates in prescription management tasks including pending of new prescriptions and renewals requiring PROVIDER approval, prior authorizations and medication reconciliation.
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Follows approved clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and workflows, pends appropriate orders for radiology, laboratory testing and other care needs requiring PROVIDER authorization.
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Performs a variety of tasks, including those that may be facilitated by administrative staff, which have an effect on the overall operations of the unit. These include flow, stocking of rooms, scheduling tasks and all other duties as assigned.
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Appropriately utilizes organizational resources including management of time, supplies, equipment and other assets.
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Other duties as assigned.



ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION



MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

* High School diploma or GED required

* BLS certification within the first 2 weeks of employment required



PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

* Experience in a healthcare setting

* Basic knowledge of medical terminology preferred



SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

* Ambulatory Outpatient Hospital Setting, medical walk-in clinic, normal office conditions. Will be provided with computer and other equipment/supplies necessary to perform outlined duties.

* Flexible office hours and work week required at most times, some schedule changes may be required to meet the needs/demands of the practice.

* Overtime as necessary to complete assigned work.

* Ability to frequently climb, bend, reach, stoop, squat, help lift objects from five to fifty pounds and transfer patients via wheelchair or stretcher.

* Must be able to work in the case of a Hospital declared emergency.

The hospital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, alienage, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

Keywords: Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH), Nantucket , Medical Assistant-Full Time, Healthcare , Nantucket, Massachusetts

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