Medical Assistant - Med/Peds
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Shawnee, OK 74802
Collects vital signs and patient history, collects specimens and performs basic laboratory tests, administers injections and medications as directed by physician in addition to other clinical tasks. Administrative duties include ordering supplies, updating/maintaining medical records and scheduling appointments.
+ Initiate patient contact and prepare patient by obtaining vital signs, lab values, pain levels, patient education needs, nutritional status and related patient history information.
+ Assist physician in patient examination, evaluation, and clinical procedures as needed. Administers injections and medications (exclusive of narcotics) as directed by physician.
+ Provide follow-up instructions and other patient education as prescribed by the physician. Instruct patient on examination and diagnostic procedures that are to be performed.
+ Maintain patient medical records and ensure proper documentation of telephone and other encounters, patient medications, etc. Notify physician of any potential complications identified.
+ Clean exam room after each use and prepare room for next patient. Clean and sterilize equipment. Ensure used syringes, blades, and any other contaminated articles are disposed of properly.
+ Maintain pharmacy and other clinical supplies at appropriate levels. Identify and appropriately dispose of expired supplies.
+ Manage patient telephone calls of a clinical nature, communicating with the physician as appropriate and providing information to the patient as directed by the physician.
+ Provide clerical support for the front office, as needed.
+ Perform other related duties as directed that correspond to the overall function of this position.
+ One year of experience in a medical office or providing direct patient care required. May substitute graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant program for the experience requirement.
+ Current CPR (Heartsaver).
+ High school diploma or GED.
+ Medical office experience.
Employees in this position are, or can be, required to possess the following physical capabilities:
+ Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 25 lbs.
+ Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily
+ Standing or walking more than 5 hours a day
+ Running to respond to patient emergencies
+ Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 5 hours a day.
+ Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc.
+ Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds).
+ Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation
About SSM St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital -
St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital is a 102-bed acute care facility with approximately 60 physicians and 550 health care professionals that has been serving the health care needs of the Shawnee, Okla. community since 1964. The hospital offers a wide range of services that include cardiology, oncology, surgery, emergency services and urgent care. Formerly known as Unity Health Center, SSM Health finalized an agreement to bring Unity into our system in 2012. St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital offers the community extensive diagnostic services close to home. Additionally, it provides urgent care services in a new location that includes in house lab services and X-ray for the convenience of patients. St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital has been recognized for quality by Press Ganey and the Oklahoma Quality Award, and the hospital is a Certified Healthy Business.
SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex