Medical Assistant | Riverside, CA

Job Location

In Office

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Publisher Name

Type of Job

Full Time

Published Date

March 31, 2020, 10:00:00 PM

About the job

Patient Assessments and Care

Initial patient assessments are a large part of the MA responsibilities.

​·       Assessments involve checking a patient’s vital signs, performing a physical exam, and obtaining the patient’s medical history. Vital signs include blood pressure, pulse, breathing rate, and temperature.

·       The physical exam involves measuring height and weight, as well as looking for deformities or irregularities on the patient’s body.

·       A medical assistant obtains a medical history by asking patients questions about their medical conditions, medications, and allergies. The MA records any findings into the patient charts and alerts the physician of the results.

·       Patient care consists of helping patients with mobility, removing clothing covering afflicted parts, and activities of daily living that include hygiene and toileting.



Testing Duties

1. A doctor will tell the MA which tests to perform on each patient. A MA follows protocols that explain in detail how each test is to be performed. Protocols are typically written by the doctor.

2. Medical assistants are also responsible for monitoring the patients' completion of ordered laboratory testing.



Preparing Patients

Preparing patients is another duty performed by a MA.

·       They get the patient ready for testing, treatment and procedures that the doctor may perform. Medical assistants expose any affected areas by removing bandages or clothing. When needed, they shave any necessary body parts.

·       MA follows their protocols, which will explain in detail how and when to prepare the patient. For example, a MA will prepare a male cardiac patient for his EKG test by shaving areas in which the electrodes are placed to assure they stick properly to the skin. They would dry any moist skin where electrodes will be applied. The MA will apply the EKG electrodes, attach the lead wires, and begin the test.

·       Once the test is complete, the MA will print the collected data, remove the leads and electrodes from the patient, and help the patient re-dress if assistance is necessary.



Clerical Duties

Front office duties for a MA include clerical duties such as filing and answering phones and scheduling appointments. Greet patients and obtain their personal information such as address and insurance information. A MA compiles patient charts and files them appropriately. Keep the office organized, allowing it to run more efficiently.

·       Patient charts are constantly changing with new information being added and old information removed. A MA is responsible for assuring patient files are complete and intact before and after each visit. Place pertinent information like test results, patient history and medication list at the front ensuring the physician is aware of the available information.

·       Schedule patients for appointments and deletes cancellations from the calendar. Keeping an organized calendar is beneficial because it allows the staff to see how well time is managed.



Medical Assistant Task List

Additionally, the list of tasks and responsibilities that are included in the medical assistants’ job description, common medical assistant jobs are included on the list below:

·       Act as a physician’s direct assistant
·       Assist patients with insurance forms and claims
·       Assist physicians and other providers with exams and procedures
·       Call or fax prescriptions to pharmacies
·       Change dressings
·       Clean and maintain instruments and medical equipment
·       Collect data about previous health, medical and surgical history from patients
·       Document in paper or electronic medical records
·    Enter data from monitoring and tracking systems such and vaccine and medication refrigerators, sterilization devices and other quality or safety data
·       Handle and route office mail
·       Manage medical records
·       Manage specialty referrals
·       Measure patent vital signs (pulse, blood pressure, pulse and temperature), height and weight
·       Order medical and office supplies and medications
·       Perform billing tasks
·       Perform in-office lab tests
·       Perform specialized testing such as EKGs, vision screening and hearing tests
·       Provide patient education as directed by the doctor or other provider
·       Remove staples and stitches
·       Schedule patient appointments
·       Schedule surgeries and diagnostic procedures
·       Stock exam rooms
·       Supervise other medical assistants
·      Other Duties as delegated

Duties & Tasks

  • Medical Assisitant certification - Required

  • Medical assistant Experience - 2+ years - Required

  • Bilingual - Spanish - Prefered

Benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision plans

  • 401K

  • 3 sick days/year

  • PTO

About us

​·       Assessments involve checking a patient’s vital signs, performing a physical exam, and obtaining the patient’s medical history. Vital signs include blood pressure, pulse, breathing rate, and temperature.

·       The physical exam involves measuring height and weight, as well as looking for deformities or irregularities on the patient’s body.

·       A medical assistant obtains a medical history by asking patients questions about their medical conditions, medications, and allergies. The MA records any findings into the patient charts and alerts the physician of the results.

·       Patient care consists of helping patients with mobility, removing clothing covering afflicted parts, and activities of daily living that include hygiene and toileting.

Address

3770 Elizabeth St, Riverside, CA 92506, USA