Certified Medical Assistant

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Cardiology Specialists of Acadiana is seeking a Registered or Certified Medical Assistant for a full time position for our busy practice.

Position Summary

Assist the physicians with the examination and treatment of patients; perform routine and non-routine tasks necessary to keep the clinical office running smoothly.

Job Responsibilities

·         Take direction for daily assignments from physician’s RN Supervisor.

·         Greet patients in a friendly and professional manner and escorts them to the examination room.

·         Take vital signs (pulse, blood pressure, temperature) and height and weight measurements; accurately enters results in patient’s chart.

·         Review and update medical history with each patient.

·         Accurately complete and update patient medical record.

·         Prepare patient for examination, test(s) or procedure(s).

·         Prepare and maintain clean examination room prior to/during each patient appointment.

·         Perform clinic duties in efficient manner to maintain smooth flow of clinic.

·         Notify physician when patient is ready for examination.

·         Perform procedures  (ex: EKG, stress test, etc.) according to protocol as needed. 

·         Follow all physician’s orders for patient care and carries out in timely manner

·         Adhere to universal blood and body fluid precautions.

·         Adhere to OSHA guidelines and participate in safety program.

·         Return patient calls within 24 hours.

·         Ensure that physician is notified of all pertinent test results.

·         Refer patients to appropriate outside testing and appointments as instructed by the physician.

·         Correctly schedule hospital procedures as prescribed by physician; notify Pre-Cert dept in advance.

·         Direct or escort patient to check-out counter upon completion of the visit.

·         Perform any other services deemed reasonable by physician or supervisor.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:  High school diploma or equivalent; completion of accredited certified medical assistant or accredited nursing program.  Maintain valid Certification or Registration.  A multi-tasked professional with at least 2 years’ experience in performing clinical activities in a medical environment.

Knowledge:  Basic medical office procedures and medical terminology with concentration in cardiology; first aid measures; equipment, supplies and instruments used in a medical office; simple routine injections; universal blood and body fluid precautions; OSHA rules and regulations; various forms inherent to profession; patient confidentiality/HIPAA regulations.

Abilities:  Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with staff members; create a responsive, caring environment for patients; respond promptly to physicians’ directions; maintain medical records in a concise and accurate manner; react quickly in emergency situations; recognize and prevent possible safety hazards; ensure proper maintenance of equipment; communicate clearly and facilitate patient education when warranted; act as advocate and assist physician in meeting the well-being needs of the cardiology patient; exercise independent judgment; perform functions that consistently fall within the legal boundaries of profession. Fosters positive working environment and teamwork approach

 
 
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