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Medical Assistant - Franklin Orthopedics-Outpatient

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Kaiser Permanente

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10d ago

đź’Ľ Graduate Job

Denver

AI generated summary

  • You must have completed an accredited Medical Assistant program with 120 hours of clinical experience, possess a high school diploma or GED, and demonstrate exceptional customer service skills and a customer-focused mindset.
  • You will assist physicians with routine medical procedures, maintain patient safety, collect specimens, perform clerical tasks, prepare exam rooms, administer medications, and provide excellent patient care while following established policies and procedures.

Graduate Job

Healthcare•Denver

Description

  • Under direct supervision, performs a variety of basic and routine patient care and clerical duties to assist medical providers in the care and treatment of patients. Primary function is to room patients and facilitate provider schedule. Makes members/patients and their needs a primary focus of ones actions; develops and sustains productive member/patient relationships. Actively seeks information to understand member/patient circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs. Builds rapport and cooperative relationship with members/patients. Considers how actions or plans will affect members; responds quickly to meet member/patient needs and resolves problems.

Requirements

  • Education:
  • Successful Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant program and a minimum of a 120 hours of clinical experience.
  • Copy of diploma and transcripts from program required OR letter from school attesting to successful completion of KPCO Medical Assistant Apprenticeship program.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) required.
  • License, Certification, Registration:
  • N/A
  • Additional Requirements:
  • Demonstrated customer service skills, customer focus abilities and the ability to understand Kaiser Permanente customer needs.

Area of Responsibilities

Healthcare

Responsibilities

  • This position, knows and complies with all Kaiser Permanente quality, safety, and emergency policies and procedures. Demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice in every interaction with patients, colleagues, providers, and leadership. Ensures patient safety in the preparation and provisioning of care related to but not limited to safe medication administration practices , procedures, infection prevention, fall prevention, including consistent use of two patient identifiers and procedural time outs. Reports safety hazards, accidents and incidents, and unsafe working conditions promptly.
  • Performs appropriate basic, routine and regular delegated medical functions as directed and within appropriate scope of practice as inferred by knowledge, skill level, and KP guidelines (e.g., vision screening, ear irrigations, hearing tests, hematocrit, tonometry measurements, EKG tests, collecting throat, wound, and sputum specimens, and urine cultures) using appropriate instruments, techniques, and specimen labeling process.
  • Supports physicians and other medical providers performing routine examination and treatment procedures by attending patient during procedures and providing appropriate supplies and instruments.
  • Performs routine clerical and reception duties, as required, such as completing patient visit records, maintaining departmental logs, answering telephones and taking messages, checking in patients, and scheduling patient appointments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, such as assisting in orienting and training new employees, transporting equipment or patient, stocking shelves, taking inventories, ordering supplies.
  • Demonstrates computer literacy for charting and reviewing in an automated medical record. Works within scope of practice and according to KP policies. Complies with regulatory requirements and standards of care.
  • Administers specific medications to identified patient age groups in identified departments as determined by the regional Nursing Service department..
  • Performs duties and responsibilities with excellence, enthusiasm, great service orientation demonstrating courteous behaviors and mannerisms, and by anticipating physician and other medical providers needs. Demonstrates flexibility and readily assists other staff members. Maintains a safe and healthy work environment for patients, self, and others.
  • Prepares examination and treatment rooms for use by physicians and other medical providers by cleaning, stocking and arranging supplies, equipment and instruments. Prepares treatment rooms for special procedures using knowledge of sterile technique, as required. Cleans, packages and sterilizes reusable supplies and instruments, as needed, appropriately using germicide solution.
  • Reviews and communicates to physician and other medical providers appointment schedule to determine patient visit order and solicits special instructions or requests for the day, greets and escorts patient to examination or treatment room in a respectful, warm and caring manner. Keeps patients, physician or other medical providers, and other team members, informed of physicians or other medical providers status and/or time delays throughout the day.
  • Interviews patient to determine reason for visit; takes patients vital signs, e.g., blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature, height and weight; records information in patients medical record; and reports findings to appropriate personnel, according to standard requirements.
  • Instructs or assists patients in preparation for scheduled procedures, in a caring and courteous manner. Provides routine verbal and written instructions to patients as specifically directed, such as use of crutches, cast care and wound care; escorts patients to other patient care areas, as needed.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Location

Denver