The Clinical Assistant is responsible for history taking and preparation of patients from newborns to the elderly, for examination as well as assisting with the exam, documenting and/or procedure in the office as requested by the Provider. Will perform duties consistent with the needs of the communities served, in a manner that reflects the physical, psychological and spiritual healing ministry of Christ. The Core Values to be considered are: Respect for Human Dignity, Compassionate Caring, Stewardship, Quality, Justice and Corporate Compliance.
Education - CMA:
Must have successfully completed at a minimum, a certified/ registered medical assistant program, preferably, one year of experience in a physician office/outpatient clinic. Education - CCMA: Completion of a Medical Assisting certification program. One year of clinic experience required or completion of the CMA Resident program at Memorial Hospital. Education - LPN: Must have successfully completed an accredited licensed practical nurse training program with current registration in Indiana required. CPR Provider-C required Training:
Responsibility in provider office:
Coordinates medical functions for provider in the practice. Primary role will be assisting the provider in documenting at point of care and other duties as assigned from the provider. Other duties include assisting patients to exam rooms, medical histories, vital signs, assistance with exams/procedures, maintain/ordering stock in exam rooms and medical supply inventories, scheduling procedures/ surgeries and obtaining pre-certification as necessary. Responsible for cleaning treatment rooms between patients and at the end of the day and the proper cleaning and storage of all equipment used in patient treatment. Responsible for the disposal of all toxic waste in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines. Responsible for sample medication, the proper recording and distribution of such medication. Both internal and external personal contacts made on an ongoing basis, with excellent interpersonal skills/relationships a must. In some cases, little supervision given, with routine decision making. Some travel required to provide appropriate coverage to other offices. Special Demands:
Internal contacts with staff, patients and family members. External contacts with other providers, their office personnel, hospital staff, insurance companies, as well as patients and their families. Tactfulness, judgment, courteousness, patience, positive attitude and the ability to work cooperatively with others is required on an ongoing basis to adequately perform in this job. Maintains confidentiality, discusses patient data or other related work information only with authorized personnel or provider in appropriate setting. Assist Receptionist with issues regarding practice operations. Responsible for participation and compliance of departmental customer service plan and goals. Reflects the mission, philosophy, core values and customer service plan of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in action and attitude. Physical Demands:
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 100 pounds. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions and must be able to work irregular hours. Requires exposure to communicable diseases, toxic chemicals and/or fumes, and potentially dangerous body fluids.
This position will float to different locations as needed, home base will be Washington Specialty Clinic.