Phelps County Regional Medical Center Medical Assistant-DDCI in Rolla, Missouri

General Summary The Medical Assistant functions within his/her skill set in providing patient care as delegated by the clinic LPN/RN. Must be well organized, high level of professionalism, customer service skills, detail oriented, able to multitask efficiently, and perform in a fast paced work environment. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the provider with examinations and procedures within scope of position.

  • Documents chief complaint/visit reason and details according to provider preference.

  • Documents telephone messages for follow up by the nurse or provider.

  • Escorts patients to the exam room and obtains patient height, weight, and a full set of vital signs accurately.

  • Initiates, reviews, and updates patient’s medication list according to provider preference.

  • Maintains optimum inventory of supplies.

  • Notifies patients of normal test results according to provider preference.

  • Obtains specimens for testing as ordered by provider and labels per policy.

  • Informs and sets up patients and/or guardian for the patient portal at the time of service and informs and educates patients regarding the benefits of signing up for the patient portal.

  • Processes referrals for consultative, diagnostic, and therapeutic services by scheduling and obtaining precertification or authorizations as required and ordered by provider.

  • Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.

Job Qualifications Education Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant or Medical Specialist program required. Work Experience Minimum one year Medical Assistant or other medical specialist experience preferred. Medical clinic experience preferred.

Certification/License

Registered Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant or Medical Specialist certification required. American Heart Association BLS certification required. Mental/Physical Requirements Considerable mental concentration required. Lifting up to 35 lbs., turning activities and nearly constant walking required. Standing, turning, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching. Working Conditions Frequent exposure to infectious disease and hostile persons at times. Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and other body fluids. Minimal physical discomfort.