A position responsible for performing a variety of duties depending on whether it is a small clinic, large medical practice, multi-clinic, or a specialty office. They may be involved in both the clinical and administrative areas including assisting physicians with patient care and handling clerical, environmental, and organizational tasks.
Fulfills patient care responsibilities as assigned that may include checking schedules and organizing patient flow; accompanying patients to exam/procedure room; assisting patients as needed with walking transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc.; collecting patient history; performing screenings per provider guidelines; assisting physicians/nurses with various procedures; charting; relaying instructions to patients/families; answering calls, and providing pertinent information.
High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED), health care field diploma from an accredited vocational school, community college, or university. Appropriate certificate indicating a passing grade.
Recommended minimum one year of recent experience working in a medical facility and/or documented evidence of externship completed in a medical office.
Current documentation of state/national certification and/or licensure. Must possess a current CPR certification and current health records with the appropriate immunizations to work in the health care field (Hepatitis B and tuberculosis).
Phone, computer, medical charts, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, and other nursing items. May involve use of walkers, wheelchairs, and oxygen tanks.
Medical exam, treatment rooms and medical offices. Environmental setting (lighting, temperature, air quality, acoustics) controlled.
Occasional exposure to communicable diseases and biohazards. Daily standing, squatting, walking, bending, and maneuvering. May require lifting up to 50 pounds to transfer/turn patient with-without assistive devices.