Medical Office Assistant - Neurology

Employer
GWU Medical Faculty Associates
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Sep 15, 2020
Closes
Sep 19, 2020
Ref
1202996721
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Position Summary To assist physician, nurses and patients by providing ambulatory medical care services. Essential Duties and Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned. Assists physicians during examinations and procedures, which may include pelvic exams, or other clinical procedures. Obtains patient vital signs, to include height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration. Administers intramuscular injections as prescribed by the physician (this duty can only be performed after the incumbent has demonstrated competency by an RN or physician). Performs a variety of patient testing and screening, which may include TB testing hearing and vision screening, EKG exams and similar functions. May perform phlebotomy and some laboratory testing as assigned, to include receiving laboratory results and communicating test results to physicians and patients, explaining test procedures to patients and scheduling patients for follow-up tests or treatments as directed by a physician or RN. Completes various forms as required, to includes reviewing charts for accuracy and completeness of necessary data. May assists with other support activities, to include packaging and sterilizing equipment and supplies, ensuring that expiration dates have not passes; taking inventory of supplies, equipment and medication; and triaging telephone calls and entering patient information at the referral desk. Maintains and improves knowledge and expertise through continuous training, to include CPR certification and sterilization techniques. Communicates problems and concerns to supervisors, and provides input to support total quality improvement activities. Assist in maintaining patient areas in a clean and safe manner. Performs other work-related duties as requested. Qualifications Education High school graduation, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is necessary. Certification as a Medical Assistant, plus six months of general patient care experience is necessary. OR Experience Completion of an accredited program of education for practical nursing, plus a current Licensure as a Practical Nurse is necessary. Competencies Ability to do math calculations, input data into the computer, and analyze data as requested. Must be able to communicate providing verbal feedback in a professional manner. Must be able to follow and understand instructions, and react favorably in all work situations. Must be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people.

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