Job Posting: The Medical Assistant supports the physician and nursing staff in the delivery of health care by performing a variety of medically related tasks. Greets patients. Manages patient care flow. Prepares patients for provider by reviewing current medications and record in medical record. Takes appropriate vital signs and record in medical record. Sets up exam room/procedure rooms appropriately based on patient visit needs. Assists provider in examination/procedure rooms as needed. Performs designated diagnostic tests as directed by provider. Draws, prepares designated lab work and/or specimens as directed by provider. Administers immunization, injections, or oral medications as directed by provider. Uses PRN/Smart Talk systems to convey lab results to patients as defined by provider. Assists in follow-up scheduling needs. Answers patient calls in timely fashion. Prepares charts as needed. Ability to understand and assist two or more providers with clinical care. Handles all designated clinical care telephone interactions with provider input. Communicates all significant clinical findings to MD. Serves as an advocate for patient and utilizes appropriate resources.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Medical Assistant certification from accredited school. Phlebotomy Certified. Basic Life Support Certification.
Two to five (2-5) years experience in outpatient medical setting preferred.
Ability to correctly perform vital signs and accurately record data.
Ability to correctly prepare lab work/specimens for pick up.
Ability to correctly set up exam rooms/procedure rooms using sterile/aseptic technique with appropriate instruments or trays.
Ability to determine current medications that patient is using and record accurately.
Ability to handle provider correspondence and communications as related to clinical care.
Ability to perform basic testing and specimen collection.
Ability to problem solve and prioritize work assignments.
Ability to schedule "nurse visits" for phlebotomy, testing, or other procedures.
Basic ability to perform and record QC testing on designated equipment.
Basic ability to prepare patient for office visit/procedures.
Basic understanding of cleaning, sterilization of autoclaving procedures.
Basic understanding of patient care flow and insurance concepts.
Basic understanding of pharmacology and medication administration.
Intermediate computer skills preferred.
Intermediate understanding of patient flow and insurance concepts.
Proven/provide customer service skills.
Understanding of medical supply ordering and cost containment.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly comp...etitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.