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Clinical Roles Of A Medical Assistant:
A medical assistant has both administrative and clinical roles. The clinical roles involve helping the physician prepare patients for examination or treatment by measuring and recording blood pressure, pulse, temperature, height, and weight; asking patients about their medical histories and recording answers in the patient's electronic file; preparing the examining rooms for patients, arranging medical instruments for the examination; straightening and sterilizing the examining room after each examination; disposing of used linens and supplies and sterilizing instruments; preparing patients for laboratory exams; administering electrocardiograms; instructing patients about taking medications prescribed by the doctor, coaching patients’ diet or reviewing their activities before laboratory tests or planned outside surgery; keeping track of office and medical supply inventories, and ordering new supplies when necessary.
Administrative (Non-clinical) Roles Of Medical Assistant:
Administrative responsibilities include checking-in/checking-out patients from the front desk; typing up case histories; keeping patient files and records up-to-date, and performing patient related correspondences—mainly phone calls; managing insurance eligibility verification online at the front desk; facilitating patient referral processes for our patients; and processing insurance pre-authorizations as necessary for our patients. Familiarity with electronic medical records is a plus. But we train a new employee on how to use our electronic medical records (EMR). Effective communication skills and outgoing personality are desirable attributes. The perfect candidate will be a good fit. Let us schedule an interview at your convenience.
Lead Medical Assistant:
Lead Medical Assistant (Lead-MA) is a role typically reserved for mature individual; highly experienced in MA-work; and willing to team up with our leadership in not just achieving targeted quality and patient safety goals but also in continuously executing in our mission of delivering high value healthcare from an office practice environment. As a Lead-MA, the individual will work very closely with other medical assistants in the office and with our leadership for the smooth execution of both clinical and a few administrative operations at Meadowbrook Medical Group, P.C.
Qualifications Of Medical Assistant:
Medical Assistant certification is required for all Medical Assistant. In addition, a Lead Medical Assistant candidate with an associate degree and/or 3-5 years of experiences as a medical assistant is preferred. For all Medical Assistant candidates, good communications skills and the ability to work well with people are essential. Good grooming, courtesy, high sensitivity to and respect for patients’ needs are required. Bilingual (or multilingual) communication skills which includes Spanish is a plus but not required.
Physical Demands Of Medical Assistant Work:
Ability to communicate verbally with patients, doctors, pharmacists, nurses, hospital staff and others is crucial. Regular use of electronic health records and the telephone are required. Ability to stand, ambulate, and/or to sit for extended periods of time are expected of a medical assistant. Hearing for normal conversation and vision (corrected or uncorrected) within normal ranges are helpful for reading, writing, processing office materials under normal lighting condition. Routine heavy lifting is not expected. Exertion of up to 10-lbs/square-inch of force occasionally may be required. Good manual dexterity for the use of common office and medical equipment such as computer terminals, diagnostic medical devices, laboratory equipment and revenue cycle devices are essential skills. Outgoing personality, comfort level with basic math skills and emotional stability are excellent qualities.
The job is performed indoors in a traditional medical office or when necessary at the hospital setting. Exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following prescribed safety precautions, as well as loud noises, unpleasant odors, and liquids may occur. Protective (safety) equipment, including appropriate clothing, shoes, gloves, goggles, caps and/or face mask may be required at times.
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