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Medical Assistant

George Washington Medical Faculty Associates Washington Full-Time
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Position Summary

To assist physicians, nurses and patients by providing ambulatory medical care services. Responsible for clinic patient flow, informing physicians of patients’ arrival and room assignment Accompanies and/or assists patients to the exam room in a professional manner. Obtains patient vital signs, to include height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration. Pulse oximetry if needed. Able to perform using manual equipment and Welch Allen spot vital sign machine and import results to electronic medical record in a timely fashion. Assist physicians during examinations and procedures. May be required to take patient medical history if applicable per department. May perform a variety of testing, diagnostic, and screening procedures. Assists in explaining test procedures to patients. Current in basic CPR/AED. Medications ability to calculate dosages (may be required to demonstrate via passing yearly written medication exam). Administer medications (oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal, inhalation, rectal, topical) using proper technique – this duty can only be performed after the MA has demonstrated competency to clinic RN yearly, if applicable per department. Communicates laboratory and test results to physicians and/or nurses. May assist with other support activities, to include packaging and sterilizing equipment and supplies.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • We have the following openings in departments: Cancer Center, Internal Medicine, Specialty ( ID, GI, Pulmonary), and Allergy 

Education

  • High school graduate and graduate from a Medical Assistant School.
  • Certification or Registration as a Medical Assistant required and required to keep current.

Experience

  • Two to three years experience of general patient care (i.e. hospital, physician’s office or ambulatory care setting) preferred.

Competencies

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate providing verbal feedback in a professional manner. Must be able to follow and understand instructions, and react favorably in all work situations. Must have strong interpersonal skills and be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people at various levels within and outside the Medical Faculty Associates (MFA). Must be able to do math calculations and input data into the computer.
 

Skills required

Administration
Confidentiality
Registration
Electronic Medical Record
Hospitalization
Administer Medication
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The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) is the largest multi-specialty physician practice in Washington, DC, that is conveniently located in one building. We are committed to providing the best possible, most comprehensive, and most convenient care to our patients. Our investment in medical technology allows us to serve our neighbors, our country, and our international community.

The MFAs practice is built upon a long-standing tradition of care and community partnership. Our academic medical and surgical specialties and multidisciplinary approach to treating patients has far reaching roots in the local and international communities.

The MFA recently embarked on a new direction in defining its role in the healthcare communityto accelerate the addition of cutting edge medical technologies and unsurpassed patient service to its practice. MFA world-renowned physicians teach the most current medical knowledge to medical students, residents, and fellows. Additionally, our physicians keep learning through our Continuing Medical Education classes, advancing the theory and practice of disease detection, diagnosis, and treatment.

In July of 2000, the MFA became a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization, governed by a physician and executive board of directors. Currently, with more than 270 doctors and 41 medical specialties, the MFA is the largest and most comprehensive physician practice in the District that is conveniently housed in a 316,000 square-foot facility, treating an average of 1,500 patients a day.

In the future, MFA healthcare services will continue to meet the needs of the areas diverse populations with superior and effective patient care. Patients can look forward to receiving care from the best doctors using the most patient-friendly and efficient technology available. We are currently in the process of incorporating an electronic clinical records system, launching the MFA to the forefront of both medical and patient services technology.

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