Medical Assistant - Clinic - Senior Center - F/T - Days - 4240 at Careers | UC Irvine Health
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Job Description & Salary Range
UC Title: Medical Assistant
Position Number: 10004402
Reports to: Administrative Nurse IV
Working Title: Medical Assistant
Cost Center: Clinic - Senior Center (7275)
Bargaining Unit: EX
Job Code: 8908
Date Created: 12/12/2012
Shift: Day Shift
Incumbent performs non-licensed medical care in an assigned outpatient clinical setting. Performs clerical functions associated with the operations of a clinical office as necessary.
Rate Minimum $15.86 Midpoint $17.80 Maximum $19.73
Essential Job Functions:
The identification of essential functions below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties that may be assigned to this position, nor does it restrict the duties which may be assigned to this position if such duties reasonably relate to the position.
Performs and/or assists with various office procedures, following infection control procedures. Prepares patients for exams or procedures. Collects or assists with specimen collection. Accurately labels and delivers specimens as directed. Completes injections, blood draws, EKG tests, skin tests, and other tests as directed. Receives and records lab and other test results and, when appropriate, relays results to patient. Administers medications in a safe, effective and age appropriate manner, under the supervision of the Physician or RN and in compliance with all policies and regulations. Accurately performs requested diagnostic tests in the clinical area.
Enters information in patient charts and updates charts as necessary.
Prepares the exam room and patient for clinic visit. Ensures an effective and efficient flow of patients. Effectively prepares patient medical records for clinic visits. Accurately takes and records vital signs including temperature, pulse, weight, respiratory rate, blood pressure, etc., documenting appropriately. Acts as a liaison with the patient and physician.
Reads messages, clarifies patient requests / information, and forwards to physician. Follows up with patient in accordance with physician direction.
Performs clerical functions associated with the operations of a clinical office. Answers incoming phone calls, maintains records, prepares reports and updates patient files.
Provides accurate discharge orders to patients in accordance with all policies and regulations. Provides educational materials to patients in accordance with physician direction. Refers patient to appropriate resources and documents multidisciplinary planning.
Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job
Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload
Ability to communicate effectively with patients from diverse backgrounds
Understanding of medical terminology
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the HealthSystem
Medical Assistant Diploma or Certificate of Competency / Recognition in Medical Assisting Clinical / Back Office
Ability to work well in a constantly changing environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties
Basic Life Support
Flexibility to work variable shifts, including occasional weekends or holidays
Knowledge of University and medical center organizations, policies, procedures and forms
Previous experience as a Medical Assistant in an ambulatory care setting
Bilingual skills in English and Spanish and/or Vietnamese