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Medical Assistant

Company: OMO Practice Management
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob SummaryPerform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician. Education and ExperienceAssociate's Degree (or other 2-year degree) High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) Primary Job Duties

  • Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
  • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
  • Record patients' medical history, vital statistics, or information such as test results in medical records.
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Collect blood, tissue, or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing.
  • Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets, or physicians' instructions to patients.
  • Help physicians examine and treat patients, handing them instruments or materials or performing such tasks as giving injections or removing sutures.
  • Authorize drug refills and provide prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean.
  • Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.
  • Schedule appointments for patients.
  • Change dressings on wounds.
  • Greet and log in patients arriving at office or clinic.
  • Contact medical facilities or departments to schedule patients for tests or admission.
  • Perform general office duties, such as answering telephones, taking dictation, or completing insurance forms.
  • Inventory and order medical, lab, or office supplies or equipment.
  • Perform routine laboratory tests and sample analyses.
  • Operate x-ray, electrocardiogram (EKG), or other equipment to administer routine diagnostic tests. KnowledgeCustomer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures. English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. SkillsBasic Skills
    • Active Learning- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
    • Active Listening- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • Critical Thinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Learning Strategies- Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
    • Mathematics- Using mathematics to solve problems.
    • Monitoring- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
    • Reading Comprehension- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
    • Science- Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
    • Speaking- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
    • Writing- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Social Skills
      • Coordination- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
      • Instructing- Teaching others how to do something.
      • Negotiation- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
      • Persuasion- Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
      • Service Orientation- Actively looking for ways to help people.
      • Social Perceptiveness- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. Complex Problem Solving Skills
        • Complex Problem Solving- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Technical Skills
          • Equipment Maintenance- Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
          • Equipment Selection- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
          • Installation- Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
          • Operation and Control- Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
          • Operation Monitoring- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
          • Operations Analysis- Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
          • Programming- Writing computer programs for various purposes.
          • Quality Control Analysis- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
          • Repairing- Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
          • Technology Design- Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
          • Troubleshooting- Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. Systems Skills
            • Judgment and Decision Making- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
            • Systems Analysis- Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
            • Systems Evaluation- Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system. Resource Management Skills
              • Management of Financial Resources- Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
              • Management of Material Resources- Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
              • Management of Personnel Resources- Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
              • Time Management- Managing one's own time and the time of others. NoteThis job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

Keywords: OMO Practice Management, Costa Mesa , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Costa Mesa, California

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