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Medical Assistant - Sibley Clinic

GWU Medical Faculty Associates

Job Description



Position Summary

To assist physicians, nurses, and patients by providing ambulatory medical care services.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

CLINICAL

  • Responsible for clinic patient flow, informing physicians of patients’ arrival and room assignment

  • Rooming patients

  • Accompanies and/or assists patients to the exam room in a professional manner

  • Obtains patient vital signs, to include height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration.  Pulse oximetry if needed.

  • Vital Signs

  • Able to perform using manual equipment and Welch Allen spot vital sign machine and import results to electronic medical record in a timely fashion

  • This includes setting up the exam room and preparing the patient

  • May be required to take patient medical history if applicable per department

  • May perform a variety of testing, diagnostic, and screening procedures

  • Assists in explaining test procedures to patients

Ability to calculate dosages (may be required to demonstrate via passing yearly written medication exam)

Administer medications (oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal, inhalation, rectal, topical) using proper technique – this duty can only be performed after the MA has demonstrated competency to clinic RN yearly, if applicable per department.

  • Communicates laboratory and test results to physicians and/or nurses

  • May assist with other support activities, including packaging and sterilizing equipment and supplies.

  • Maintains patient areas clean and safe

  • Maintains and improves knowledge and expertise through continuous training

Passes yearly Competency-Based Objectives (CBO), if required by the department.

  • Must pass all tests in a maximum of two attempts, if required by the department.

  • Knowledge and performance of sterile techniques required.

  • Suture removal is permitted as long as a nurse or physician is present to assess the wound.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Takes inventory of supplies, equipment and medication

  • Ensures clinical areas are well stocked

  • Ensures expiration dates have not lapsed

  • Communicates problems and concerns to supervisors

  • Attends staff meetings

  • Copying/faxing

  • Reports equipment/computer problems

  • Provides excellent customer service by demonstrating positive behaviors towards

  • patients, families/visitors, providers, other department staff, and co-workers.

  • Performs QA of equipment and instruments



Qualifications

Licensure

  • Current in basic CPR/AED


Education           

  • High school graduate and graduate from a Medical Assistant School.
  • Certification or Registration as a Medical Assistant is required and required to keep current.                     

Experience    

  • Two to three years experience in general patient care (i.e. hospital, physician’s office, or ambulatory care setting) preferred.

Job Requirements

 
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Location US-DC-Washington
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care

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GWU Medical Faculty Associates
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Full-Time
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Job Description



Position Summary

To assist physicians, nurses, and patients by providing ambulatory medical care services.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

CLINICAL

  • Responsible for clinic patient flow, informing physicians of patients’ arrival and room assignment

  • Rooming patients

  • Accompanies and/or assists patients to the exam room in a professional manner

  • Obtains patient vital signs, to include height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration.  Pulse oximetry if needed.

  • Vital Signs

  • Able to perform using manual equipment and Welch Allen spot vital sign machine and import results to electronic medical record in a timely fashion

  • This includes setting up the exam room and preparing the patient

  • May be required to take patient medical history if applicable per department

  • May perform a variety of testing, diagnostic, and screening procedures

  • Assists in explaining test procedures to patients

Ability to calculate dosages (may be required to demonstrate via passing yearly written medication exam)

Administer medications (oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal, inhalation, rectal, topical) using proper technique – this duty can only be performed after the MA has demonstrated competency to clinic RN yearly, if applicable per department.

  • Communicates laboratory and test results to physicians and/or nurses

  • May assist with other support activities, including packaging and sterilizing equipment and supplies.

  • Maintains patient areas clean and safe

  • Maintains and improves knowledge and expertise through continuous training

Passes yearly Competency-Based Objectives (CBO), if required by the department.

  • Must pass all tests in a maximum of two attempts, if required by the department.

  • Knowledge and performance of sterile techniques required.

  • Suture removal is permitted as long as a nurse or physician is present to assess the wound.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Takes inventory of supplies, equipment and medication

  • Ensures clinical areas are well stocked

  • Ensures expiration dates have not lapsed

  • Communicates problems and concerns to supervisors

  • Attends staff meetings

  • Copying/faxing

  • Reports equipment/computer problems

  • Provides excellent customer service by demonstrating positive behaviors towards

  • patients, families/visitors, providers, other department staff, and co-workers.

  • Performs QA of equipment and instruments



Qualifications

Licensure

  • Current in basic CPR/AED


Education           

  • High school graduate and graduate from a Medical Assistant School.
  • Certification or Registration as a Medical Assistant is required and required to keep current.                     

Experience    

  • Two to three years experience in general patient care (i.e. hospital, physician’s office, or ambulatory care setting) preferred.

Job Requirements

 
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