Medical Assistant - Cardiology
Company: Martin's Point Health Care
Posted on: June 6, 2021
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Clinical Support staff work collaboratively with all members of
the care team providing world class service to both the patients
and staff of Martin's Point. This is accomplished by:
Working to actively enhance patient relationships and
Pre-planning for patient visits
Managing visit cycle time, office workflows, and patient access
Assisting assigned provider and care team with rooming and
patient care procedures, including electronic documentation
Coordinating patient activities that support managing the
targeted population's health
Clinical Support staff will receive day-to-day clinical
direction from the on-site RN Clinical Operations Leads, Clinical
Managers or Clinical Quality Specialists
- Facilitates patient-centered visit by ensuring proper
screening, documentation, and/or testing has been completed.
- Ensures all consults and charts are scanned, downloaded and
communicated in preparation for patient contact.
- With provider supervision, work in provider desktop, review and
assist in Health Matrix and other population health management
- Coordinates and manages provider's desktop activity (i.e., lab
result reporting, phone calls, order entry, RX processing, and
outreach efforts) following standard processes and protocols in
oversight of meeting provider and patient needs.
- Triages as directed by protocols.
- Performs direct patient care services in accordance with
clinical protocols in a patient-centered manner.
- Ensure provider schedule meets the needs of patients (visit and
- Participates in daily huddles and regular team meetings to
improve workflows and contribute to improving patient population
- Performs and documents necessary ancillary tests such as EKGs,
PFTs, Peak Flow Rates, Rapid Strep, HCG's, Glucose Checks, INR's,
and H. Pylori Testing. May perform various waive lab tests as
ordered by provider. Performs and documents lab specimen
collection/processing, eye screening and audiology screening in
accordance with current protocols and policies.
- Depending on level of licensure, may administer immunizations,
allergy shots and medications in accordance with current protocols
ensuring level and scope of practice standards.
- Ensure exam rooms are prepared for patient visits, including
equipment operability, supply inventory, and cleanliness utilizing
standard stocking procedures.
- Ensure patient care equipment operates in accordance with
- Provides patient education in support of patient visit and
- Assist with orientation and training of new staff members.
- Maintain clinical/technical skills and knowledge through
ongoing development and continuing education.
- See attached Scope of Practice Addendums related to
certification and licensure.
- High School diploma or equivalent
- For Clinical Support I : Must hold a current MA certification
by AAMA, AMT, NHA or NCCTand retain active certification for
duration of employment. Completion of a two year accredited Medical
Assistant Program/Associate Degree is preferred.
- For Clinical Support II : Completion of Licensed Practical
Nurse program and an active, unrestricted LPN license
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required
- Related experience in a physician's office, medical setting or
outpatient clinic required.
Clinical Skills, Knowledge and Abilities - Demonstrated ability
- Identify necessary equipment and materials for patient
- Room patients in accordance with established protocol and visit
- Obtain and record vital signs.
- Prepare and conduct EKGs, PFTs, eye and auditory screening, and
- Assist patient with peak flow
- Prepare patient health information via electronic records
- Schedule patient appointments
- Proper preparation of lab specimens
- Perform and document immunizations and injections
- Administer allergy shots; assess patient response (with or
without provider direction depending on license) and document.
- Perform prescription refill per protocols
- Report lab results per protocol
Scope of Practice for Clinical Support I (aligned with Medical
MAs work under the license of their supervising physician. MA's
may report to Clinical Leadership staff for tasks that do not
require clinical judgment. Tasks requiring clinical judgment and
health counseling must be overseen by the physician they are
- MA's may assist Physicians, Physicians Assistants and Nurse
Practitioners with patient preparation and treatment, patient chart
organization, dissemination of reports; referrals, telephone calls,
inventory, ordering and general organization.
- MA's may be required to have an authorization by the state to
perform needle injections and venipunctures. MA's may be required
to demonstrate knowledge and demonstrate competence in
vaccine/medication administration prior to and/or ongoing in their
regular assignment of duties.
- Some states require that the medical assistants who draw blood
for lab tests are certified and have passed a practical exam as
part of phlebotomy training.
- Duties vary according to state law and include taking medical
histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment
procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and
assisting during diagnostic examinations.
- Medical assistants collect and prepare laboratory specimens or
perform basic laboratory tests on the premises, dispose of
contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments.
- MA's may instruct patients about medications and special diets
as directed, prepare and administer medications as directed,
authorize drug refills according to protocols as directed,
telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy, draw blood, prepare patients
for X-rays, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures, and change
- MA's serve as direct link and communicator between patient and
other health care professionals.
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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