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MEDICAL ASSISTANT

JOB FUNCTION: Administrative Support
JOB TYPE: Temp to Hire
LOCATION: Emerson, NJ

COMPENSATION: $18/hr - $20/hr
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree
POSTED: May 3, 2021

Our client, a growing healthcare firm, is looking for a Medical Assistant to join their growing team near Glen Ridge, NJ. If you’re looking for a team environment with opportunity to grow and learn then this could be your next role!

Salary/Hourly Rate:

$18-$20/hr

Position Overview:

The Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting the Physician, Physician Assistant or the Registered Nurse with clerical duties, patient flow, patient care and procedures.

Medical Assistant’s Responsibilities:

  • Prepares the examination room
  • Escorts the patient into the room
  • Cleans examination room when exam is complete
  • Maintains efficient patient flow
  • Ensures proper preparation for the patient visit
  • Prepares pertinent information needed for the patient visit
  • Communicates and provides care consistent with age, cultural, spiritual and developmental needs of the patient
  • Answers the telephone in an appropriate manner
  • Directs calls and takes accurate messages
  • Schedules appointments accurately and appropriately according to departmental guidelines
  • Consistently and accurately stocks examination rooms with all necessary supplies
  • Assists in ordering and maintaining of all supplies as assigned
  • Reconciles encounters daily and accurately, according to policy guidelines
  • Effectively communicates problems, concerns or issues to the Supervisor and Manager appropriately and promptly
  • Understands and performs within the scope of practice
  • Obtains vital signs including blood pressure, temperature, pulse, height & weight accurately and completely as required
  • Documents appropriately in EHR
  • Reviews and updates medication list and accurately documents known allergies in the Electronic Health Record (EHR)
  • Demonstrates an understanding of prescription control and prescription refill procedures
  • Accurately documents allergies in EHR
  • Employs appropriate and timely use of Tasking in EHR
  • Appropriately enters orders and schedules appointments in the Practice Management System (PMS) and EHR
  • Provides referrals and/or consult orders appropriately and in a timely manner in the PMS and EHR.
  • Appropriately adheres to universal safety precautions when administering medications and disposal of medical waste.
  • Maintains proficiency with department specific equipment, troubleshoots and reports malfunctions promptly
  • Demonstrates flexibility with various work schedules
  • Recognizes and performs duties which need to be performed although not directly assigned
  • Provide scribing services

Medical Assistant’s Qualifications:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) is required or within 30 days of hire
  • Fluency in English is required, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and perform multiple tasks in a timely manner is required
  • Basic proficiency in computer use is required
  • Ability to commute to satellite offices as needed is required

Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent work or Vocational/Technical certificate is required
  • Associate degree is preferred
  • About a year of related work experience is required
  • 2-4 years related work experience is preferred
  • Medical Assistant Certification is required

Benefits:

  • Atrium Care Package
  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401k match
POSITION ID: 96500

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