Medical Assistant III
Medical Assistant III
Interacts politely and professionally with patients, their families, clients, and other healthcare team members. Recognizes the wants and needs of the members and the workers while preserving good working relationships.
Obtaining, identifying, and documenting vital signs, information on prevention, prescription, leading complaints, and other relevant details. utilizes and demonstrates critical thinking. observes, documents, and relays essential information about changes in the patient’s condition, reactions, and symptoms. All negative observations, reactions, circumstances, or emergency situations are immediately recognized and reported to the RN or practitioner. identifies and holds orders for screening and preventative services using data systems. ensures the patient’s safety and comfort on a physical and emotional level. Accepts orders from practitioners for treatments and procedures executed in a unit within the scope of work and competencies. Using practitioner-generated ICD-9 and CPT codes, transcribe patient-specific data into an electronic system for use in billing, coding, clinical data reporting, and analysis.
Throughout patient operations, anticipates the demands of the physician. as instructed by the supplier, and adapts to modifications in the procedures, tasks, or workload.
participates in the medical team. Effectively handles emergency patient care/clinical circumstances while maintaining composure. obeys established protocol and informs the proper parties. prioritizes care according to patient acuity.
prepares the space and equipment for the test or treatment. assistance with a wide range of patient care procedures and testing for the practitioner or RN. As directed by the practitioner and in accordance with rules and procedures, collects, labels, and processes specimens. performs point-of-care laboratory tests as directed by the nurse supervisor and permitted by policy.
Review written instructions or instructional materials with the patient and/or family regarding the implementation of any diagnostic tests, medical procedures, surgeries, or therapies that the practitioner has prescribed.
maintains patient care standards by coordinating efforts with the nursing supervisor, personnel, and other departments.
Applying and removing unna boots as directed by the practitioner, under the direct observation of the nurse or practitioner, and following the fulfillment of the necessary training and competency criteria.
Use pre-printed instructions to apply and guide patients in utilizing pre-made splints, braces, and other orthotic devices.
As directed by the nursing supervisor, nurse, and/or practitioner, in accordance with established guidelines, policies, and procedures, and upon fulfillment of clinical competency requirements, assists the practitioner by establishing sterile and non-sterile fields and helping with routine, minor surgical procedures.
Respects the safety, dignity, and privacy rights of patients. Provides emotional assistance to patients as required.
Provides practitioner with diagnostic results information to ensure prompt follow-up. patient cancellations, postponements, and failures to appear are reported to the practitioner.
Opens up the lines of contact with the boss and other employees. communicates important information to employees in one’s own department or in other departments. ensures that the data is accurate and comprehensive.
Helps patients and/or family members with non-clinical problems or questions, such as booking an appointment or customer service. refers clinic nurse supervisor or designated patient concerns resource employees to clinically related problems or issues for a higher level response.
Receives calls on the phone. transfers patient calls to a licensed nurse (RN) or practitioner for clinical concerns or queries. Provides information to callers on service-related questions. schedules patient appointments in accordance with criteria related to the type of procedure and severity degree. Makes and returns calls in relation to medication refills. transmits typical diagnostic results in accordance with the prescriptions made by doctors for a particular patient. relays communications between the caller and the practitioner or other healthcare team members. handles referrals as instructed.
Assists and supports receptionist(s) with daily and procedure/operating room scheduling. calendars for practitioners and other departments as they interact with other services and departments, and administers these calendars. determines and reports issues with appointment data accuracy and completeness, as well as monthly practitioner and nursing schedules. Schedule corrections and revisions are reviewed, coordinated, and documented. to accommodate same-day appointments, patient operations or procedures, and/or the patient’s schedule, practitioners must adjust their timetables.
keeps up with a variety of schedules, clinic practices, surgeries, coding methods, and preferences particular to particular practitioners and nursing staff.
By gathering documentation for practitioner notes and instructions, notifying about issues, and following organizational requirements. Uses practitioner-generated ICD-9 and CPT codes to enter patient-specific data into an electronic system for billing, coding, and reporting, and analyzing clinical data.
The patient is directed to the business office for financial inquiries.
Ensures that the storage area, office, and exam rooms are all appropriately stocked with supplies.
Represents the department or clinic at staff meetings, meetings of interdepartmental committees, and other departmental gatherings in order to discuss problems and concerns and to advance patient care.
Supplies are used sparingly to ensure inventory control and keep expenses down. Orders, stocks and maintains maintenance records/par levels of supplies.
Directs and organizes daily tasks and workflow.
Takes part in tasks as requested.
Complies with any organizational, departmental, or clinic-specific standards, policies, rules, regulations, rules, processes, or regulations. carries out tasks in line with the department’s remit and the job description for a medical assistant.
Demonstrates and puts into practice knowledge, abilities, and competency in necessary clinical skills and equipment utilization.
Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide care and/or service appropriate to age groups served.
Shows that they have the necessary expertise, skills, and talents in their field of specialization.
- Graduate of post-high school medical assisting program with 200 hours clinical externship, military medical specialist training, or completion of two (2) years on-the-job training in medical assisting.
- (Completion of either of the two may be considered as equivalency: 1) one full semester of RN Adult Health Nursing coursework and its companion clinical placement, OR 2) completion of two full semesters of LPN coursework, with related clinical placements. Fully qualified RN or LPN may also be considered as equivalent to the education and training listed above.)
- Basic Life Support from American Heart Association