SSM Health Medical Assistant Certified- St. Mary's- PT in St. Louis, Missouri
Exceptional Patient Care: Medical Assistants create a positive patient care experience by greeting, preparing, exiting and following up with patients for providers according to established competency guidelines, policies and procedures. Patient care responsibilities are provided under the direct supervision of a physician or designated dependent provider who is given such designation in writing (i.e., collaborative practice agreement or physician assistant supervision agreement).
Promoting infection prevention by complying with all policies for hand hygiene, environmental cleanliness and appropriate storage. Universal precautions must be understood and followed.
Performing cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of instruments, where applicable. Competency verification for disinfection and sterilization practices will occur upon hire and no less than annually thereafter
Accurate measurement and documentation of vital signs. Competency verification will occur upon hire and no less than annually thereafter. Accurately performing and documenting all point-of-care testing. Competency verification will occur upon hire and no less than annually thereafter.
Dispense oral contract consistent with a physician order. Initiating physician-approved standing orders for medication prescription refills, but only for an established patient when the prescription has no changes to dosage, quantity, frequency or route. Taking verbal orders for outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic care, consistent with SSMSTL policy, and only from a supervising physician or designated dependent provider. Medical assistants may not accept verbal orders for inpatient diagnostic and therapeutic care.
Accurately entering pended orders in the electronic health record
Accurately document patient information in the electronic health for diagnostic and therapeutic care. Pended orders must be reviewed and signed/authorized by the ordering physician or dependent provider prior to being initiated. record, including chief compliant, reason for visit, medical, social, family history, medications, immunizations, and allergies.
Administering medications consistent with the SSMSTL Medication Administration policy. Handling sample medications, where applicable, consistent with SSMSTL policy and procedures.
Actively participate in all hospital/department education, training, in-services and huddles to confirm understanding of new information or changes to established clinical policies and procedures
Respecting the rights and privacy/confidentiality of patient. Following patient safety policies and procedures.
Address Health Maintenance and Best Practice Alerts, and notify supervising physicians/providers of such Alerts, when applicable.
High School or GED plus accredited Medical Assistanteducation or a minimum of one year equivalent job experience.
CMA certification or RMA registration
Knowledge of basic laboratory equipment, physician officeoperations and medical terminology.
Proficient in various office products and computerprograms.
- Minimum of 3 months ambulatory or physician office experiencepreferred, to include school externships.
Employees in this position are, or can be, required to possess the following physical capabilities:
Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 20 lbs.
Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily
Standing or walking more than 4 hours a day
Running to respond to patient emergencies
Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 6 hours a day
Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations,evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read telemetry, blood pressuregauges, etc.
Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body sounds (i.e.,respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds).
Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery orequipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation.
SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex
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