Cedars-Sinai Medical Assistant II in Los Angeles, California

SUMMARY

The Medical Assistant supports the physician and nursing staff in the delivery of health care by performing a variety of medically related tasks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Greet patients.

  2. Manages patient care flow.

  3. Prepare patients for provider by reviewing current medications and record in medical record.

  4. Take appropriate vital signs and record in medical record.

  5. Sets up exam room/procedure rooms appropriately based on patient visit needs.

  6. Assist provider in examination/procedure rooms as needed.

  7. Perform designated diagnostic tests as directed by provider.

  8. Draw, prepare designated lab work and/or specimens as directed by provider.

  9. Administer immunization, injections, or oral medications as directed by provider.

  10. Use PRN/Smart Talk systems to convey lab results to patients as defined by provider.

  11. Assist in follow-up scheduling needs.

  12. Answer patient calls in timely fashion.

  13. Prepare charts as needed.

  14. Ability to understand and assist two or more providers with clinical care.

  15. Handles all designated clinical care telephone interactions with provider input.

  16. Communicates all significant clinical findings to MD.

  17. Serves as an advocate for patient and utilizes appropriate resources.

ORGANIZATIONAL EXPECTATIONS

Demonstrates behavior which supports the Cedars-Sinai Health System mission. Attends required orientation and training seminars. Meets production standards within established time requirements. Work product and performance meet quality standards. Demonstrates respect and positive interpersonal skills with patients, clients, the public, managers, and co-workers--a team player. Maintains confidentiality of patient care and business matters. Observes time, attendance, and dress code standards. Protects the safety of others and of the physical plant and equipment, following institution policies, fire, safety and infection control regulations. The above Statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees classified in this job.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  1. Medical Assistant certification from accredited school.

  2. 2-5 years experience in outpatient medical setting preferred.

  3. Phlebotomy certified.

  4. Intermediate computer skills preferred.

  5. Proven/provide customer service skills.

  6. Basic understanding of patient care flow and insurance concepts.

  7. Ability to correctly set up exam rooms/procedure rooms using sterile/aseptic technique with appropriate instruments or trays.

  8. Basic ability to prepare patient for office visit/procedures.

  9. Ability to correctly perform vital signs and accurately record data.

  10. Ability to determine current medications that patient is using and record accurately.

  11. Ability to correctly prepare lab work/specimens for pick up.

  12. Ability to perform basic testing and specimen collection.

  13. Basic understanding of pharmacology and medication administration.

  14. Basic understanding of cleaning, sterilization of autoclaving procedures.

  15. Basic ability to perform and record QC testing on designated equipment.

  16. Ability to determine current medications that patient is using and record accurately.

  17. Ability to correctly prepare lab work/specimens for pick up.

  18. Ability to perform basic testing and specimen collection.

  19. Basic understanding of pharmacology and medication administration.

  20. Basic understanding of cleaning, sterilization of autoclaving procedures.

  21. Basic ability to perform and record QC testing on designated equipment.

  22. Ability to problem solve and prioritize work assignments.

  23. Intermediate understanding of patient flow and insurance concepts.

  24. Ability to schedule "nurse visits" for phlebotomy, testing or other procedures.

  25. Ability to handle provider correspondence and communications as related to clinical care.

  26. Understanding of medical supply ordering and cost containment.