Medical Assistant

  • ProCare Pain Solutions
  • Saint-Joseph, MI, USA
  • Nov 11, 2020
Full time Health Care

Job Description

The Medical Assistant (MA) functions in a clinical and administrative support role to assist the health care professional to ensure the delivery of quality health care services.  The MA works under the supervision and direction of the Registered Nurse.  The MA reports to the Clinical Coordinator.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education:

Minimum:  Certified/Registered Medical Assistant, Paramedic.  Must maintain license/certification.

 

Work Experience:

Minimum:    One-year recent, relevant experience

Preferred:    Demonstrated knowledge of surgical asepsis, Universal Precautions, MDPH and OSHA standards

 

 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Clinical Skills

Create value by working together with mutual respect and trust within and across our network at every level appreciating individual differences

Provide safe patient care

Report facts with accuracy, follow instructions, and complete assignments independently

Collect patient assessment data pertaining to the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and learning needs of the patient utilizing effective communication skills

Provide patient care, direct and indirect, under the supervision of the RN and in accordance with the practice standards

Follow appropriate standards, policies and procedures to provide optimal patient care

Perform efficiently in emergency situations following established standards, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events

Facilitate effective working relationships/communications with all members of health team to promote a consistent and efficient continuum of patient care.

Regard change as an opportunity and constantly adjust to it

 

Quality Management

Adhere to Universal Precautions guidelines

Conduct self in every area, personal and professional, with adherence to the highest ethical standards

Participate in quality management and clinical outcomes

Demonstrate awareness of and adherence to safety and legal requirements for nursing in pain management

Enthusiastically pursue new opportunities that improve processes and ultimately the organization

Regard change as an opportunity and constantly adjust to it.

Manage situations in a manner that minimizes risk

 

PHYSICIAL DEMANDS:

Independently mobile

Approximately 80% of time spent standing / walking

Moderate to heavy computer use

Periodic heavy physical exertion

Ability to lift up to 60 pounds

Frequent bending, kneeling, overhead lifting, pushing and pulling

Ability to wear a lead apron

Auditory and visual skills

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Very busy, stressful environment

Exposure to a variety of attitudes and personalities from patients, families, and visitors

 

ACCIDENT AND HEALTH HAZARDS:

COVID-19 Risk Level Assessment = Medium

Potential exposure to communicable pathogens