Medical Assistant-Full Time
Company: Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH)
Posted on: October 29, 2019
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Participates in organizational and unit-based quality improvement
initiatives and compliance readiness.
Participates in telephone screening of patients, may provide
instruction to patient when as directed by the PROVIDER/LPN/RN.
Participates in prescription management tasks including pending of
new prescriptions and renewals requiring PROVIDER approval, prior
authorizations and medication reconciliation.
Follows approved clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and workflows,
pends appropriate orders for radiology, laboratory testing and
other care needs requiring PROVIDER authorization.
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.
Appropriately utilizes organizational resources including
management of time, supplies, equipment and other assets.
Other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
FOR THE POSITION
* High School diploma or GED required
* BLS certification within the first 2 weeks of employment
* Experience in a healthcare setting
* Basic knowledge of medical terminology preferred
* 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
* 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
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.
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