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Medical Assistant (MA)

Company: GWU Medical Faculty Associates
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary Provides assistance and support to physicians, providers, nurses and patients by providing ambulatory medical care services.Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

  • CLINICAL
  • Escort Responsible for clinic patient flow, informing physicians of patients' arrival and room assignment
  • Rooming patients Accompanies and/or assists patients to the exam room in a professional manner Obtains patient vital signs, to include height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration. Pulse oximetry if needed.
  • Vital Signs Able to perform using manual equipment and Welch Allen spot vital sign machine and import results to electronic medical record in a timely fashion
  • Assist physicians during examinations and procedures This includes setting up the exam room and preparing the patient
  • Performs EKGs
  • Performs Labs UA, urine pregnancy, quick strep testing, stool testing, fingerstick for blood sugars
  • Performs tests/procedures Vision, ear lavage, simple dressing changes, peak flows, nebulizer treatments, fleets enema administration
  • Explains test procedures to patients
  • Current in adult CPR/AED
  • Medications Ability to calculate dosages (demonstrated via passing yearly written medication exam) Administer medications (oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal, inhalation, rectal, topical) using proper technique - this duty can only be performed after the MA has demonstrated competency to clinic RN yearly
  • Communicates laboratory and test results to physicians and/or nurses
  • May assist with other support activities, to include packaging and sterilizing equipment and supplies
  • Maintains patient areas clean and safe
  • Maintains and improves knowledge and expertise through continuous training Passes yearly CBOs
  • Must pass all tests in a maximum of two attemptsQualifications Education
    • High school graduate and graduate from a Medical Assistant School. Certification or Registration as a Medical Assistant required and required to keep current.Experience
      • Two to three years experience of general patient care (i.e. hospital, physician's office or ambulatory care setting) preferred -

Keywords: GWU Medical Faculty Associates, Silver Spring , Medical Assistant (MA), Healthcare , Silver Spring, Maryland

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