Medical Assistant

DaVita Medical Group - Los Angeles, CA3.3

Full-time
EducationSkills
Overview (Summary) of Responsibilities:
Responsible for performing patient-oriented procedures under the direction and supervision of a clinician, RN, or LVN to ensure safe and appropriate patient care; assists the clinician with minor surgical procedures; performs a broad spectrum of clerical and administrative duties related to the delivery of patient care assistance

Essential Functions:
Exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate HCP’s commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care, and concern with each internal and external customer
Anticipates the clinician’s needs and carries out orders
Checks Touchworks for patient’s arrival status and escorts patients from the waiting area to the exam room; also escorts patients to any ancillary services as needed
Obtains, records, and reports vital signs and other pertinent patient information for the RN, LVN, or clinician
Performs procedures such as ear lavage, ECG, spirometry, injections, peak flows, pulse oximetry, breathing treatments, suture removals, wound dressings, vision/hearing tests, urine pregnancy tests, urine dips, blood glucose testing, and blood hemoglobin testing
Performs phlebotomy and processes lab specimens (e.g., 24 hour urine, wound cultures obtained by clinician, biopsy specimens obtained by clinician) and maintains lab specimen logs as appropriate
Assists clinicians with various procedures (e.g., pap smears, laceration repairs, other minor surgical procedures) and may assist with more complex department-specific specialty procedures (e.g., vasectomies, cystoscopies, thoracentesis, sigmoidoscopies, bunionectomies, joint aspirations, lance surgery, photo therapy, visual fields, and pachymetry testing); within scope of practice, performs patient-related procedures under the supervision of a clinician, RN manager, RN supervisor, Care Team supervisor, or LVN
Maintains, cleans, and stocks exam/treatment areas, specimen processing areas, and medical equipment; transports dirty equipment and performs autoclaving and cold sterilization; and maintains autoclave, cidex and A-test logs
Performs medication administration within scope of practice; documents medication administration and procedures in Touchworks
Maintains monthly logs for medications and samples, including expired medications; Maintains and follows up on monthly logs such as Preventative Maintenance (PM) dates, EKG tickler file, and Abnormal Pap log
Instructs patients on lab, radiology, and other procedure/testing preparations
Participates in visit closure with patient and clinician by explaining next steps for lab, X-ray, RFS, DME, etc.
Facilitates the transfer of pertinent patient information between the site and referred specialists, hospitals, Urgent Care Centers, and ancillary testing facilities; forwards pre-op information to hospital surgeon
Handles administrative tasks such as answering and directing phone calls, updating forms and patient information, scheduling procedures, following up on appointments, distributing correspondence, and responding to patient concerns
Performs other tasks and duties as assigned

Education:
Required:
High school diploma, GED or equivalent; includes special certification required for specific jobs
Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant Program
Phlebotomy certificate
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (AHA) course or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (American Red Cross) course

Preferred:
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
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