Medical Assistant - PRN
American Family Care, Inc.
 Huntsville, AL

Summary

Provides general nursing care to patients in outpatient clinic setting by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Take temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal.
  • Explain prescribed procedures and treatments to patients.
  • Prepare equipment and aid physician during treatment and examination of patient.
  • Ensure all ordered tests are performed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Administer prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques.
  • Maintain awareness of comfort and needs of the patient.
  • Observe patient, record significant conditions and reactions, and notify supervisor or physician of patients condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
  • Respond to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.
  • Perform all drug screening procedures in accordance with established rules and regulations.
  • Ensure patient immunizations are appropriate, well documented and administered using approved nursing techniques.
  • Conduct physician referrals as well as service pre-certifications on an as needed basis.
  • Document nursing history and physical assessment of patients.
  • Rotate among various clinical services such as lab, nursing and x-ray.
  • Prepare rooms; sterilize instruments, equipment, and supplies for procedures.
  • Ensure work area is neat and clean, fully stocked and all laundry items have been laundered and put away.
  • Manage difficult and emotional customer situations.
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Maintain complete and accurate documentation.
  • Observe safety and security procedures; promote a safe and pleasant work environment.
  • Report potentially unsafe conditions to management.
  • Respond to all patient messages; documenting conversations in electronic medical records system, assist with any patient discharging duties and share responsibility of call back sheets.
  • Regular attendance to ensure efficient clinic operations.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

High School Diploma or GED required. Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.