The Medical Assistant performs administrative and clinical tasks to prepare patients to be seen by Physician and to keep the office running smoothly.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Exam Rooms.
Keep exam rooms organized and ready for Physician. Stock with adequate medical supplies and prescription pads for the days patient consultations are scheduled. Turn off all equipment at the end of the day and organize rooms for the next office day.
• Prepare charts for office visits.
Obtain lab results ordered by Physician from previous patient visit. Compare lab requisition form with results obtained.
• Welcome patients at time of arrival.
Escort patients to exam rooms; interview patient; measure vital signs, including weight, blood pressure and pulse; update medication list, update pharmacy. Ensure all related reports, labs, and information is filed in chart, and organized prior to Physician consultation.
• Answer Telephones.
Answer phones, route calls to the appropriate staff member, if front desk cannot answer. For appointment scheduling, or cancellations, route call to the front desk/scheduling clerk.
Maintain patient confidentiality and privacy in accordance with HIPPA rules and regulations.Complete HIPAA certification and office policy and procedures compliance form. Maintain privacy of fellow staff members, physician and practice by not engaging or sharing information with third parties outside of required work duties.
• Lab results/Medical records.
Work on medical records requests by faxing documentation requested by primary care doctors and insurance companies. Maintain organization of charts by filing medical records once a week.