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Medical Assistant

Company: 21st Century Oncology
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: September 8, 2018

Job Description:

Medical Assistant PURPOSE: The Medical Assistant / Scribe with Urology Experts at 21st Century Oncology is a specifically trained individual who demonstrates expertise in dealing with cancer patients during all aspects of care. Performs administrative and clinical duties under the direction of the Physician or Physician's designee. This position will serve as both Medical Assistant and Medical Scribe, based on the patient and physician/providers daily needs. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Medical Assistant Functions: Under the guidance of the Physician, responsibilities are as follows: Remain with physician at all times in the exam room unless asked to step out or sent to schedule a study.Assist the doctor in all aspects of the patient's initial consultation, andWeekly status checksRoutine follow-up examinationsAny emergency visits that are needed.Schedule and follow-up on all diagnostic studies that are ordered including proper documentation and obtaining physicians signature on test result.Responsible for acquiring results and notifying Physician of results on all interim reports.Charts information of patient progress on weekly status check sheets and scuts.Draws blood for various lab tests that are sent out. Follow up on results of lab.Attend annual OSHA/Biomedical update meetings and application in the clinical setting of the updates.Practice safety precautions and wear personal protective equipment when needed.Document medications the patients are currently taking, and document any new medications prescribed by our physicians while under our care. This includes the name of the medication, dose and amount prescribed, physician prescribing, instructions, date and nurse's initials.Documentation of any samples given to patient.Responsible for charting patient's vital signs, initial weight, and all follow-up weights.Responsible for obtaining all signed permission slips for patients who are radioactive prostate seed implants only.Verify the allergy sticker is complete.Assist or perform cathing of patients for various simulations.Responsible for reporting or verifying all patient problems as reported.Maintain HIPAA rules and regulations as it applies to patient privacy.Maintain open communication with front desk, Nursing staff, etc. as it applies toPatient add-onsPatients on treatment breaksChanges in treatment planBe an active part of the center's team.Demonstrate courtesy and respect at all timesRepresent the company in a professional mannerMaintain professional demeanor in stressful situationsMaintain attendance according to scheduled days and hours and uniform and appearance standards, according to company policy.Attends mandatory company training sessions as required by state/federal law where applicable Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Skills - The ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Medical Scribes must be proficient in typing and good at spelling, punctuation, grammar, and oral communication. Must be able to listen to complex medical information and summarize in a clear, complete, and concise fashion. Excellent English composition skills required to generate professional, polished writing at a high rate of production. Handwriting must be clear and legible.Understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, diagnostic procedures, pharmacology, and treatment assessments to the extent required to understand and accurately transcribe dictated reports. Translate medical abbreviations into their expanded forms.Mathematical Skills - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Prepare and interpret charts and graphs. Have the ability to compute ratio and percent.Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to apply logic and draw conclusions based on knowledge. Have the ability to refer to reference materials to solve problems.Computer Skills - To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to learn and use all functions of electronic medical record software and transcription software. Must accurately enter data into a database, search for information, send and receive email and attachments. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word in order to prepare correspondence, medical reports, and other documents. Must use Microsoft Excel to prepare flowcharts and organize data. Must use the internet to access schedules, research information, etc. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Excellent attention to detail, good oral and written communications skillsMust work well with multiple tasks and changing priorities EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Maintain licenses and/or certifications as applicableExperience in Urology preferred1-3 years experience as a Medical Assistant / Scribe preferred Category: Healthcare , Keywords: Medical Assistant

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