Medical Assistant - TMCOne Pulmonary Associates
Provides clerical assistance and basic patient care under the direction of the Registered Nurse, and/or Program Director, and/or Medical Director. Or assist in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management under the direct guidance of a physician as well as the polices and protocols of Tucson Medical Center.
Formulates and implements accurate and timely care.
Takes vital signs, weighs patients, and collects routine urine specimens, cleans catch specimens, stool specimens, and sputum specimens; draws blood from patient and return test tubes to the laboratory.
Performs dressing changes and treatments using aseptic technique.
Inserts urinary catheters, discontinues IV lines and performs EKGs.
Routinely checks expiration dates and ensures all medications are properly stored and expired drugs properly disposed of.
Obtains prior authorizations, manages referrals, assists with the scheduling of procedures and performs other related tasks to assist physician and patient.
Calls patients regarding test results, follow-up appointment visits, and missed appointments. Schedules patient visits and assists with their medical needs.
Cleans and prepares rooms between procedures and discharges; monitors and restocks supplies.
Opens sterile supplies and sets up for procedures.
Charts observations and vital signs on assigned patients in legible, accurate and appropriate format following hospital and unit procedures
Applies restraints as directed by nurse, per hospital policy.
Promotes a safe therapeutic environment that allows for the delivery of high quality patient care.
Notifies appropriate personnel of equipment malfunctions and repairs needed.
Participates in the orientation of new program personnel and in the ongoing in-service education of the team; participates in ongoing staff education.
Receives, handles and transfers phone calls, and messages within the department promptly and courteously.
Escorts patients to and from the exam room, takes vital signs and notes reason for visit. Documents all clinical interactions with patients and signs documentation.
Posts information to records; maintains files and records; inputs and retrieves data utilizing knowledge of various computer software packages.
Transcribes orders; schedules appointments.
Operates a personal computer, calculator, FAX machine, copy machine or related office machinery in performing assigned duties.
Processes patient charges as required.
Takes care of the body after death.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
EXPERIENCE: Six (6) months of medical assistance experience.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Written proof of completion of recognized Medical Assistant course. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.