Cedars-Sinai Medical Assistant II in United States

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

Greets patients.

Manages patient care flow.

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

Takes appropriate vital signs and record in medical record.

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

Assists provider in examination/procedure rooms as needed.

Performs designated diagnostic tests as directed by provider.

Draws, prepares designated lab work and/or specimens as directed by provider.

Administers immunization, injections, or oral medications as directed by provider.

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

Assists in follow-up scheduling needs.

Answers patient calls in timely fashion.

Prepares charts as needed.

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

Handles all designated clinical care telephone interactions with provider input.

Communicates all significant clinical findings to MD.

Serves as an advocate for patient and utilizes appropriate resources.Medical Assistant certification from accredited school. Phlebotomy Certified. Basic Life Support Certification.

•Two to five (2-5) years experience in outpatient medical setting preferred.

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

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

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

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

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

•Ability to perform basic testing and specimen collection.

•Ability to problem solve and prioritize work assignments.

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

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

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

•Basic understanding of cleaning, sterilization of autoclaving procedures.

•Basic understanding of patient care flow and insurance concepts.

•Basic understanding of pharmacology and medication administration.

•Intermediate computer skills preferred.

•Intermediate understanding of patient flow and insurance concepts.

•Proven/provide customer service skills.

•Understanding of medical supply ordering and cost containment.