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Lead Medical Assistant-Cardiology Clinic

Company: Northern Arizona Healthcare
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Under general supervision of the provider, the Lead Certified Medical Assistant works with members of the departmental health care team to provide assistance to providers, patients, and their families ensuring smooth work and patient flow. The Lead Certified Medical Assistant, under the supervision of the provider, is responsible for conducting initial and on-going assessments the patient and working with the provider in their procedures and / or exams. The Lead Certified Medical Assistant also assists in the coordination of clerical information to provide patient care and assists with patient follow up.

Responsibilities

Patient Care Conducts designated point of care testing to include but not limited to such as electrocardiograms and throat cultures. May perform venipuncture and capillary punctures on patients. Processes test results and provides patient with timely results via email, mail or phone as directed by the physician, allied health professional or department protocols. Review the patient medical record and conducting pre-visit interview with patient. Take and record all vital signs. Record chief complaint of patients. Reviews and documents medical history with patient. Assess needs for referrals and prescription renewals. Administers injections under the supervision of the provider. Office/Clinical Preparation Prepares, and maintains clinical and office supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization and restocking of exam and treatment rooms. Cleans and, when appropriate, sterilizes equipment, instruments, and work areas as needed. Leadership Under direct supervision of manager, the lead MA will act as a subject matter expert for all MA responsibilities. This includes orientation of MA staff, providing input to evaluations of MA staff, and ensuring staffing levels are appropriate. The Lead MA will serve as the resource person when manager is unavailable. The Lead MA will also assist manager in driving process improvement initiatives, ensuring continuous process improvement across the office. Administration Maintains confidentiality of patient information at all times. Performs pre-visit review to ensure the medical record has all information needed for the visit including (but not limited to): hospital notes, immunization records, consents, test results, disease management items. Documents patient information in the electronic medical record following standard work guidelines. Communicates patient concerns or significant changes in patient's health status to the physician or allied health professional. Assists in the coordination of clerical information necessary to provide patient care during the visit; this may include, but is not exclusive to arranging referrals, assisting patients with future appointments, assisting patients with the arrangement of tests and treatments prescribed by the physician or allied health professional, assisting the physician or allied health professional in providing routine treatment instructions. Completes necessary patient follow up for continuity of care.

Qualifications

Education

  • High School Diploma or GED- Required
  • Medical Assistant Diploma from an accredited Medical Assisting program or college- Required, and/or,
  • Provide a valid and active Medical Assistant Certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) - CMA, American Medical Technologists (AMT) - RMA, National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) - NCMA, National Health Care Association (NHA) - CCMA- Required within 90 days of hire

Certification & Licensures

  • BLS (American Heart Association)- Required
  • Employee will obtain and maintain appropriate clinical competencies for the roles assigned by their departmental leader.
  • NAHPG Clinic-Based Staff:Fingerprint Clearance Card application number- Required upon hire
  • Fingerprint Clearance Card- Required within 90 days of hire
  • Employee will obtain and maintain appropriate clinical competencies for the roles assigned by their departmental leader.

Keywords: Northern Arizona Healthcare, Flagstaff , Lead Medical Assistant-Cardiology Clinic, Other , Flagstaff, Arizona

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