Physician Office Clin Asst (Med Asst)-Matrnl Fetal Med (Ephrata & York)-FT

Physician Office Clin Asst (Med Asst)-Matrnl Fetal Med (Ephrata & York)-FT
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Job Description
Under the general supervision of the Clinical Nursing Coordinator and/or the Practice Manager or Provider, provides safe, therapeutic and efficient care and services to patients.
Assists in the care of patients, performs treatments, administers medications (if qualified and appropriately supervised), and instructs patients and their families in appropriate care, as directed by their provider.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Obtains and documents reason for visit, patient vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, weight, respirations, pulse and BMI.
2 Assists providers with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
3 Collects specimens as directed by provider.
Uses appropriate equipment and protocols for collecting, handling, testing, and preparing for transportation to lab including proper identification, storage procedures and techniques.
4 Ensures all patient care areas are adequately stocked with unexpired supplies and medications.
5 Prepares patients for scheduled procedures by assuring patient is appropriately gowned and instruments and supplies are set-up.
Uses Universal Precautions.
Sterilizes instruments, equipment and supplies as required.
Handles and stores instruments, equipment and supplies appropriately.
6 Arranges for patients ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services by completing necessary paperwork and scheduling of appointments.
7 Maintains patient records to ensure an accurate record of the patients medical treatment.
8 Under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse or provider, prepares and administers vaccines, medications and controlled substances/narcotics as prescribed by the provider and as certified competencies permit.
Asks prescribed screening questions, identifies risks and contraindications, questions and observes for appropriate responses.
9 Documents and processes prescription requests and refills per provider order.
10 Performs basic office procedures, examinations and/or tests ordered by provider and as certified competent (i.
EKGs, ear lavage, vision tests etc.
11 Provides health care information materials and reviews with patient and family members as directed by providers (i.
VIS sheets etc.
12 Under the direction of the provider, tracks, reviews and monitors follow-up of diagnostic test results.
Relays information to patient from the provider regarding results and follow-up instructions.
13 Obtains basic health information from patient/family members to review with providers or clinical resource person at the time of the visit or over the phone.
Uses this information to assist providers in determining the urgency for care or an alternative venue for care for patients with acute problems, should access not be readily available at the practice.
14 Gives basic care information to patients/family members per provider guidelines and instructions.
Department Description:
WellSpan Medical Group is a large multi-specialty group; servicing patients across south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.
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Employment Requirements:
WellSpan expects that each and every employee will provide the highest quality care in a respectful and dignified manner.
To that end we endorse policies and practices that support high quality care, respect for others and personal health and safety.
Listed below are three important standards to which all employees are expected to adhere:
- Refrain from using any tobacco product on or in direct view of any WellSpan owned or leased property, within any WellSpan vehicle or while accompanying another WellSpan employee or guest in their own or another vehicle.
- Manage your use of personal fragrances (including cigarette or cigar smoke); avoiding scented body products or odors on your person--that many cause irritation or allergic reactions in others.
- Obtain an annual flu vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exemption.
About WellSpan:
WellSpan Health is a not-for-profit, community based health care system serving more than 650,000 people in south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.
-- York--Hospital, a 570+ bed, Level 1 Trauma Center, Magnet designated community teaching hospital, and Gettysburg Hospital, a 76-bed acute-care facility, are the cornerstones of the health system.
-- In April 2012, WellSpan Health opened the WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital a 73-bed state-of-the art hospital, to care for patients recovering from strokes, traumas, chronic disease complications and orthopedic injuries.
-- The organization has received significant, national recognition, including being named a "Top 100 Integrated Health Network" by Verispan, being one of the "Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities" by Health Imaging and IT.
-- WellSpan Health is an integrated health system with more than 60 care sites, more than 8,700 employees and seven residency programs.
The Community:
WellSpan Health facilities are located in York and Adams counties, which offer an ideal living environment to match the quality of work-life balance you re seeking.
-- Both communities offer abundant outdoor and cultural activities, including restaurants, theatre, golf courses, hiking trails, water sports and historic tours.
-- The communities are a short drive from several, large metropolitan areas including the Baltimore/DC metro area and Philadelphia.
Required Skills
Strong communication skills
Models team work
Excellent customer service
Ability to multi-task
Self motivated with the capability to work independently
Highly dependable
BCLS certification preferred but not required
Strong computer skills; including typing proficiency
minimum typing requirement of 30wpm with 4% or less errors
Required Experience
Graduate of a Medical Assistant program with a 4-6 week externship/internship in a physician office setting
National certification as a medical assistant preferred
Job Location
Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
Position Type
Additional Scheduling Info
Must be willing and able to provide coverage to locations in both York & Ephrata.
Additional Requirements
PA Act73 --- Child Abuse Clearance Required

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