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Candler County Hospital, P.O. Box 597, 400 Cedar Street, Metter, GA 30439
Fax: 912-685-3905 Email: kanthony@candlercountyhospital.com


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Certified Medical Assistant-Full Time For Gastro Clinic

Job Type
Fulltime
Contract Type
Permanent
Location
Metter GA
Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:  

Provide direct and indirect patient care services; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provide care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a Provider and/or Clinic Manager. Maintain regulatory agency requirements, clinic and hospital policies, procedures and standards. Answer phone calls incoming to the clinic by patients and send each provider messages about patients needs or concerns. Communicate with physicians and team members about changes in patient’s clinical condition. Must be able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment and able to perform general medical assistant duties in all areas with adequate supervision.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of this job description include but are not limited to:

  • Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries.
  • Prepares patients for the health care visit by directing and/or accompanying them to the examining room; providing examination gowns and drapes; helping them to position themselves for the examination and/or treatment; arranging examining room instruments, supplies, and equipment.
  • Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; reviewing and/or recording medical history; taking vital signs; confirming purpose of visit or treatment.
  • Supports patient care delivery by helping health care providers during examinations; preparing laboratory specimens; performing basic laboratory tests on the premises; disposing of contaminated supplies; sterilizing medical instruments; administering medications on the premises; authorizing drug refills as directed; telephoning prescriptions to pharmacies; drawing blood; preparing patients for x-rays; taking electrocardiograms; removing sutures; changing dressings.
  • Completes records by recording patient examination, treatment, and test results.
  • Generates revenues by recording billing information of services rendered; completing insurance forms; responding to insurance and other third-party inquiries.
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following, and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping patient care information confidential.
  • Serves and protects the physician or health care provider practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and DNV standards.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances health care practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned in an efficient, effective and cost conscious manner, complying with all hospital policies, procedures, and regulations

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, QUALIFICATION and EDUCATIONAL AND /OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or ability to obtain within thirty (30) days from hire
  • Medical terminology preferred
  • Experience in medical field preferred
  • Knowledge of medical assisting duties
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to:
    • determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations
    • work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude
    • manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
    • maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information
    • complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner
    • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing/electronically
    • handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner
  • Provide excellent customer service skills and basic computer skills required
  • Possesses good interpersonal skills, initiative, integrity, flexibility, adaptability, and must be a team player

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORKING CONDITIONS:
Sitting, standing, walking bending/twisting, kneeling/squatting, reaching, climbing and should be able to lift 25 pounds using proper lifting techniques.  Rapidly changing and stressful environment.  Ability to communicate with various levels of people.  Possible exposure to communicable and infectious disease and hazardous materials. Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (accidents, injuries and illness).  Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances.  Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.  Handles emergency or crisis situations.  Subject to many interruptions.  Occasional pressure due to multiple tasks and inquiries. 

 

The information in this job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification and requirements for the performance of this job. 

They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

Candler County Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace