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Medical Assistant

OU Medicine
Oklahoma City

Job Description

Position Title:
Medical Assistant

Department:
Laboratory

Job Description:
General Description:

Under general supervision, performs various technical and clerical duties related to assisting medical providers and patients, phlebotomy and specimen collection.

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.

Assists nursing staff in obtaining vital signs, weight checks and general patient-comfort needs
Assists patient in preparing for physical examinations and medical procedures.
Restocks rooms and supply areas as needed
Transports patients and assists staff with moving patients from stretchers and wheelchairs
Registers patients and assists with clerical duties such as answering phones, preparing charts, charge entry, assessing and verifying patient test requests and billing information
Documents physician orders as required
Provides patient results to physician offices, as necessary
Assists with obtaining and understanding specimen and test information
Responsible for collecting blood and other samples, identified and labeled in accordance with authorized technical procedures and laboratory policies
Prepares specimens for transport to lab
Operates, calibrates and maintains instrumentation and equipment
Complies with all hospital and laboratory policies and procedures
Complies with JCAHO and CAP patient safety goals
Maintains accurate records, documents and files as required
Performs other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities:

May monitor physical examinations and medical procedures
May perform complex collection procedures including sweat chlorides, urinalysis or glucose tolerance tests
Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Successful completion of a recognized training program for medical assistants or an equivalent combination of education and experience which includes phlebotomy training.

Experience: Must type at least 20 words per minute in a timed typing test.

Licensure/Certifications/Registrations Required: BLS(American Heart Association) certification required upon hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of medical office, medical assistant and phlebotomy policies, procedures, techniques and processing requirements. Skill in performance of phlebotomy process. Good communication skills both verbal and written. Ability to use general office equipment including computer. Basic typing skills. Excellent customer service skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to work effectively in stressful environment. Ability to read, understand and follow written procedures.

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Employment Type

Full time

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