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Medical Assistant

Company: SouthCoast Health
Location: Savannah
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSouthCoast Health Is Looking For A Full-time Medical Assistant For Our Pediatric DepartmentResponsible for assisting physicians with patient care, clerical, and organizational tasks. Responsible for patient flow, appointment scheduling and chart management. Provides information to patients so they may fully utilize and benefit from the clinic services.Responsibilities:

  • Assist physicians with patient care, clerical, and organizational tasks.
  • Control patient flow in clinic.
  • Prepare patient charts for appointments.
  • Prepare patients for examinations and special procedures.
  • Obtain/record vital signs (height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, respiration and temperature).
  • Document patient care observation and activities according to professional standards and procedures.
  • Perform clinical duties as assigned by Nurse or Physician.
  • Assist with patient plans of care and document care coordination and interventions while integrating quality initiative measurements.
  • Obtain discharge summaries from the hospital and other facilities as needed for coordination of care.
  • Administers immunizations and injections after reviewing immunization record, potential allergic reactions, identifies and reviews side effects and treatments. Perform venipunctures, capillary punctures, specimen collection/preparation/testing and other lab functions as requested. Qualifications:
    • Ability to exercise professionalism in dealing with all levels of personnel, patients and patients' families.
    • Ability to communicate clearly.
    • Ability to learn and retain information regarding patient care procedures.
    • Ability to complete tasks as directed by physician and nursing staff.
    • Ability to deal with many tasks at one time with flexibility.Education/ Experience:MA: High school graduate or equivalent required. Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant training program, Medical Assistant in the military (DD214), EMT-A or paramedic required. **An exception may be granted to individuals that have not attended an accredited training program but do have (i) a national certification in medical assisting and (ii) a minimum of 3 years of medical assisting experience. Such exception may only occur following (i) a thorough evaluation of the individual's experience; training/education; skills and qualifications, (ii) a determination by the Director of Nursing that such individual has the requisite skills and knowledge to perform as a Medical Assistant.**Requirements:Must pass proficiency test. Current BLS/CPR CertificationBenefits: Competitive salary, health, HSA, dental, vision, life, long term disability, 401(K), voluntary insurance policies (i.e. critical illness, short term disability, life, identity theft). Paid vacation, holidays, sick time, jury duty and bereavement leave. EEO, DFW, MFVD.

Keywords: SouthCoast Health, Savannah , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Savannah, Georgia

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