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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

Job Description

This position works under the direction of a licensed health care professional and performs various clinical and administrative tasks for the assigned area.

PCH Values
  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.
Position Duties

1. As directed by a physician, performs or assists with procedures such as electrocardiogram, pulmonary function, suture and staple removal, dressing changes, and others.
2. Collects laboratory specimens (including blood specimens), performs point of care testing, and disposes of bio-hazardous materials.
3. Demonstrates infection control standards related to hand washing and standard precautions.
4. Prepares and administers medications, communicates telephone prescriptions to pharmacies, and processes medication refills as directed by a physician.
5. Prepares and instructs patients about examinations, diagnostic tests, medications, special diets, and health maintenance.
6. Records and communicates patient related information, including vital signs, growth parameters, medical histories, signs, and symptoms, to the physician or licensed health care provider.
7. Removes sutures and changes dressings.
8. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Job Requirements

Education Requirements
  • Graduation from a Medical Assisting program. (Required)
  • Graduation of a MA program that is accredited by the CAAHEP or ABHES. (Preferred)
Experience Requirements
  • One year of experience in a healthcare or pediatric setting. (Preferred)
Certification/License/Registry Requirements
  • Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association. (Required)
  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). (Preferred)
Physical Requirements
  • Physical Requirement - Climbing (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Hearing (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Reaching (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Sitting (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Standing (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Talking (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Walking (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Near Vision (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Far Vision (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance (Frequently)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions (Not Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures (Not Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals (Applicable)

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 49166
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