Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing and coding for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
Accountabilities/Essential Job Functions:
1. Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
2. Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
3. Record patients’ medical history, vital statistics and information such as test results in medical records.
4. Collect blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing.
5. Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets and physicians’ instructions to patients.
6. Help physicians examine and treat patients, handing them instruments and materials or performing such tasks as giving injections and removing sutures.
7. Authorize drug refills and provide prescription information to pharmacies.
8. Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.
Education/Training: Current WA State Medical Assistant Certification or Licensed Practical Nurse
Experience: Need one or two years of on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
Skills: Knowledge of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules, of composition and grammar. Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases and deformities.
Environmental and Job Hazards: Exposure to all patient infectious disease and body fluids.
Physical and Mental Demands: Requires being sensitive to others’ needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Job requires being honest and ethical. Requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. Lifting, bending, stooping, stretching and kneeling.