Catholic Health Initiatives Certified Medical Assistant in LEXINGTON, Kentucky

Certified Medical Assistant

Description

Saint Joseph East

Full Time, Days

Job Summary:

Under the direction of

the health care provider, CMA is responsible for the delivery of patient

care that promotes the safety and wellbeing of all patients.

Accurately preforms preliminary physical tests such as: measures blood

pressure, records weight, temperature, pulse and respirations and other

measures as directed by established clinical protocols.

  • Perform general patient care by following established standards and procedures.

  • Greet and prepare patients for the health care provider.

  • Obtain and record vital signs includingbut not limited to, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration,height, weight, drug allergies, and current medications and presentingproblem.

  • May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.

  • Administer ordered medications and/orvaccines via oral, injection, topically, rectal, ophthalmic, and/orinhalant administration.

  • May perform routine tests including but not limited to EKG’s.

  • Schedule patients for diagnostic testing and follows up to ensure completion of testing.

  • Communicate with patient regarding test results and plan of care by phone or mail as directed by physician.

  • Prepare, clean and sterilizeinstruments and maintain equipment; keep patient exam rooms stocked,clean and orderly; dispose of contaminated items according to protocol.

  • Document patient plan(s) of care, tests and examination results in the medical record as directed by the provider.

  • Escalate non-routine issues, questions and/or concerns to the practice manager or healthcare provider(s).

  • Ensure safety checklists/quality controls are completed as required.

  • Provide for patient safety and protection of patient privacy rights.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by practice manager, MA Lead or as requested by healthcare provider(s).

Qualifications

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Current/valid Certified MedicalAssistant (CMA) certification required or Registered Medical Assistant(RMA) required if applicable.

  • Successfully completed Medication Aide40-hour course or current/valid Medication Aide certification by stateagency required if applicable.

  • May require specialized training such as Non-Certified Radiologic Technician (NCT).

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) required.

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location KENTUCKY-LEXINGTON-SAINT JOSEPH EAST

Daily Schedule 8a

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0171576

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.