Catholic Health Initiatives Medical Assistant - Heart Clinic Arkansas-Kanis - Full Time Days in LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas

Medical Assistant - Heart Clinic Arkansas-Kanis - Full Time Days

Description

JOB SUMMARY: In accordance with the St. Vincent Health System mission and core values, the medical assistant must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age, gender, and culture of the patients served within the clinic. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the patient, including the assessment of data reflective of the patient's status and age-specific requirements as described in policies, procedures, and performance standards.

Essential Functions:

  1. General CareUses appropriate knowledge and skills in the care & interaction with customers across the age continuum.Performs care according to hospital / departmental policies & procedures.

  2. Patient EvaluationAssists physician in administration of patient evaluation according to clinic policy.Accurately records subjective information and vital signs.Attentively listens to patient’s chief complaints and incorporates them into the record.Records patient allergies and medication incompatibilities.Calls attention of physician to special needs of patient.

  3. Administering MedicationAdministers and documents medication, therapies, and treatment under supervision of physician according to clinic policy.Documents patient response to medication administration, as indicated.Accurately clarifies and verifies physician orders prior to administration.Ensures that all drugs and medications are logged in and out and securely maintained according to clinic policy.

  4. Implementing Therapies and ProceduresAssists with patient care as directed, by physician, according to clinic policy.Verifies presence of informed consent.Identifies potential risk and contraindications and reports immediately to physician.Administers medication, therapies, and treatments as instructed by the physician, according to clinic policy.Documents patient’s response to medications, therapies, and treatments.Records outcomes and subjective observations concerning outcomes according to clinic policy.Maintains all medical equipment in good working order.Orders medical supplies appropriately, through appropriate staff.Assists patients with scheduling and referral procedures.Adheres to all regulatory requirements for clinics. (OSHA, Infection Control, Fire and Safety)Assists in other areas of clinic as needed.Documents and maintains patients’ charts according to clinic policy.Maintains patient’s charts in secure location.Correctly uses all equipment (i.e.: spirometer, KEG, nebulizer)

  5. Teaching and CommunicationAssists physician in education of patient and significant others.Identifies the patients and significant other’s knowledge base, ability and readiness to learn based on their developmental age.Adjusts training to meet needs of learner, using outside resources as necessary and appropriate.Distributes appropriate information and training to patients and significant other on a timely basis.Maintains confidentiality of all patient and employee information and records.Serves as a preceptor and role model for new employee and students according to clinic policy.Documents patient education in the patient care record.Attends all mandatory education each year.Identifies and implements educational opportunities for staff and self.Identifies self and role to all customers.Utilize conflict resolution skills.Communicates in a positive professional manner when relating to others.

  6. StewardshipIs honest in using hospital and clinical resourcesUses time wisely in completing job assignments.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :

Education: Requires a high school diploma or GED and graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant school. Medical Assistant Certification preferred.

Experience: Minimum of one (1) year clinic and/or electronic health record experience.

Physical Requirements: This job requires, at various times, the following physical activities; climbing, balancing, stopping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, talking, and hearing, sometimes exerting in excess of 20-100 pounds of force. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform daily activities. May be subject to inside environmental conditions, hazards (including electrical currents and exposure to high heat and chemicals), infectious diseases, and may be required to function around prisoners and mental patients.

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Skills: Ability to identify scope of practice issues, prioritize duties and make effective decisions concerning patient care. Demonstrate communication and interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing. Ability to perform multiple tasks, often under stress. Appropriately applies knowledge, training and skills in the care of neonate, adolescent, adult, and older patients. Utilize good organizational skills. Key boarding skills preferred. Successfully completed BLS.

Job Administrative and Clerical

Primary Location ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK-HEART CLINIC ARKANSAS

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0120350