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Medical Assistant

Pulaski, Tennessee

Req ID 7415-2966 Post Date Feb. 07, 2024 CategoryNursing Support FacilitySouthern Tennessee Regional Health System - Pulaski

The Certified Medical Assistant provides direct and indirect patient care.  He/she applies the nursing process to follow the plan of care for patients, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning.  The Certified Medical Assistant  must possess good communication skills and must be able to effectively communicate with physicians, peers, patients and families.  He/She works collaboratively with all members of the healthcare team to ensure quality care is delivered. 

Essential Functions 

Providing nursing care appropriate to the condition and needs of the patient.

Prepares patients for examination and treatment.

Documents patients’ medical history, chief complaint, vital signs and other appropriate information on the medical record

Prepares exam and treatment rooms, before and after each patient, with necessary instruments

Assists with injections, casts, splints, and dressing applications.

Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment.

Orders clinical supplies: monitors and controls clinical expenditures to remain within budget.

Assists physicians in preparing for minor surgeries, physicals, and procedures.

Schedules or assists with the scheduling of test and treatments for patients.

Obtains referrals and precertification's for patients.

Schedules patient appointments as needed and assists with other front office duties as necessary.

Assisting in maintaining patient files, records, and other information to contribute to accurate data gathering.

Assist with coding and charges when applicable.

Attends required meetings and participated in committee as requested.

Administering medications and treatments within the scope of practice for a Licensed Practical Nurse

Operating medical equipment used in the care of the patient.

Providing patient care following nursing standards of care in a manner that promotes excellent outcomes, avoids harm to patients, and promotes health and healing.

Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.

Performs related work as required.

Maintains strictest confidentiality.

Responsible for ensuring compliance with OSHA and CLIA

The ability and willingness to follow established Standard of Performance

Minimum Education
High School diploma or equivalent preferred

Required Skills
Must possess strong computer skills and have the ability to work with multiple computer systems.
Must be able to read and communicate effectively in English
Must be able to operate standard patient care equipment for services provided

Basic Life Support (BLS may be obtained within first week of hire after orientation)

Licenses: Must possess an active CMA or RMA
Must have current BLS/CPR certification within first week of hire following orientation.

Must have knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment
Must possess skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.
Must possess the ability to work well under pressure, to adapt quickly in changing situations, to function dependently and independently and to be flexible in applying basic nursing knowledge to a variety of settings.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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  • Nursing Support, Pulaski, Tennessee, United StatesRemove