Medical Assistant

American Family Care, Inc. Tuscaloosa, AL

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

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.

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