Job Title: Medical Assistant
Req No.: 013
Location: Keller, TX

Description: Medical Assistants are responsible for assisting physicians with patient care, clerical, environmental and organizational tasks. When serving as a Scribe, the position performs all clerical and information technology functions for the physician(s) in a clinical setting.

Essential Functions: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Checking schedules and organizing patient flow.
  • Accompanying patients to exam/procedure room.
  • Assisting patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc.
  • Collecting patient history.
  • Performing screenings per provider guidelines.
  • Assisting physicians/nurses with various procedures; charting; relaying instructions to patients/families.
  • Answering calls and providing pertinent information.
  • Setting up instruments and equipment according to protocol.
  • Cleaning exam/procedure rooms, instruments and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control.
  • Restocking exam/procedure rooms.
  • Sharing problems relating to patients and/or staff with immediate supervisors quickly.
  • Prescription refills.
  • Utilizes and enters data in to EMR systems.
  • Accompanies physician into the patient examination room in order to transcribe a history and physical exam, and document accurately physician’s encounter with the patient and others present.
  • Lists all proper diagnoses and symptoms as well as follows up on instructions and prescriptions as dictated by the physician.
  • Transcribes patient orders including laboratory tests, radiology tests, medications, etc.
  • Documents any procedures performed by the physician.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocols.
  • Attend required meetings and participates in training programs as required.
  • Understand and adhere to HIPAA policies, procedures and regulations to ensure and maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Education: High School diploma or equivalent required.

Licenses & Certification:

  • Current Medical Assistant certification required.
  • Maintain current BLS, CPR, First Aid or other certifications required of position.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Experience will be based on clinic location. Internal Medicine/Family Practice, or other specialty experience, may be required depending upon clinic.
  • Experience as a Scribe highly preferred.
  • Must be familiar with medical terminology.
  • Understanding of physical exam process and ability to record exam details.
  • Legible handwriting and ability to accurately record information.
  • Organizational skills with focus on tracking patient care and improving patient flow.

Computer Skills:

  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems experience preferred.
  • Microsoft Office suite

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