Medical Assistant

Lakeland HealthCare Saint Joseph, MI
Job Details

Responsibilities:

* Provides support to the providers in the examination and treatment of patients to facilitate clinic flow and provide excellent patient care.

* Maintains the standards of nursing care as established.

* Receptionist and clerical responsibilities related to registration and billing required.

* Provide care in accordance with the objectives, policies and procedures of Lakeland Community Hospital, Watervliet and Lakeland Medical Practices.

* Performs nursing assessment of clinic patients, including but not limited to triage, vital signs, age-appropriate growth measurements, immunization and allergy status, patient history, subjective and objective data, current medications, and chief complaint.

* Administers and documents medications, immunizations and biologics in age-appropriate manner as directed by a provider.

Requirements:

* High school diploma or G.E.D. required.

* Must become a certified or registered Medical Assistant within three (3) months of hire or transfer to this job.

* Two years clinical experience preferred.

* Working knowledge of personal computers, printers and software (EPIC, Word, Excel, MCIR, etc.) and other equipment commonly found in a medical office.

* Ability to type with speed and accuracy.

* Familiarity with medical terminology and abbreviations beneficial.

* Bilingual communication preferred.

* Excellent phone etiquette and ability to relate in a caring manner to all patients.

* Must be dependable, able to work flexible hours, and perform a variety of job-related tasks.

* Good organizational and time management skills.

* Current American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support.

* Current certification for TB Skin Testing (PPD) (or become certified within 6 months of hire/transfer date) as required per clinic.

* Current Drug Collection Screening Certification (or become certified within 6 months of hire/transfer date) as required per clinic.

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