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Job Req ID:  1129

Medical Assistant

The Department of Oncology is current searching for a full time Certified Medical Assistant(CMA) for their Green Spring Station location.  The Certified Medical Assistant has duties and responsibilities related to patient care in the Oncology Center at Green Spring Station. The individual displays responsible behaviors, communicates effectively to others and functions as a member of the healthcare team. The CMA functions under the direct supervision and authority of the physician when performing clinical tasks during patient care. The CMA reports to the Administrative Manager, who is responsible for administrative supervision, staff development, and orientation of the MA to the area’s policies and procedures. The CMA must demonstrate competency in all skills related to the performance of patient care. The CMA maintains an inventory of examination/procedure room supplies, assists in the organization of efficient patient flow, and organizes the clinic environment to assure patient safety. The CMA demonstrates problem-solving skills as they relate to patient care activities, provides guidance for and acts as a role model for Medical Assistants in the clinical area.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Prepare patients for physicians, chemotherapy, nurse visits by taking vital signs, height, weight, and assess the need for and perform orthostatic vital signs.

• Assist patients to exam room and prepare them for exam/diagnostic procedures.

• Obtain blood samples. Label all specimens and forward to appropriate laboratory. (Skills must be signed off by senior clinical nurse.)

• Converts peripheral IVs to heplocks and vice versa.

• Initiates IV fluids for chemotherapy.

• Assist with adverse drug reactions.

• Keep exam rooms neat and organized.

• Change table paper and prepare needed supplies between patients.

• Responsible for changing linens in treatment room as needed.

• Maintains aseptic technique.

• Assist in preparation, maintenance and pre-visit auditing of medical records.

• Responsible for maintenance of inventory of clinical and paper supplies and linen in exam/consult rooms and in treatment area.

• Determine when items are needed, following established par level system.

• Receive items ordered.

• Open boxes and restock supply rooms, exam/consult rooms and treatment area.

• Assist physician with procedures, as required.

• Chaperone exams if needed.

• Observe and reports conditions of IV sites, including central catheters.

• Perform dressing changes on all catheters.

• Order x-rays, outside films, lab results and reports as needed.

• Perform skilled tasks such as venipuncture and starting IVs. (Skills must be signed off by the senior clinical nurse.)

• Assist patients with transfer to/from wheelchairs, stretchers, etc.

• Requests for prescription refills, taking/relaying telephone messages, direct patient flow and run errands.

• Ensure proper disposal of potentially infectious waste.

• Troubleshoot infusion pumps.

• Check and record for malfunctioning medical equipment, daily.

• Participate in skill development.

• Prepare medical records for future appointments.

• Perform copying and faxing.

• Cross train in registration and scheduling activities. Substitute if needed.

• Directs and assist very ill patients to the treatment area.

• Function as part of the collaborative practice group.

• Gather teaching materials and constructs educational packets.

• Administer medication, subcutaneous and intramuscular, with direct supervisor from a clinical nurse. (Must be signed of my medical director.)

• Scan all outside ancillary reports into Application Extender. Audit the documents to ensure proper internal delivery to EPR.

 

Qualifications

 

High School diploma or GED required. Certification/Registration as a Medical Assistant (e.g. CMA, AAMA, RMA, AMT, NAHP) required. If not currently certified/registered, must become certified/registered within 90 days of date of hire. Current CPR certification by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross required. Must maintain MA and CPR certification/registration during duration of employment in this position.

Note – in order to be eligible for certification/registration, successful completion of an accredited Medical Assistant training program or five or more years of primary medical care medical assistant experience is required.
 

Department: Oncology

Range/Level: CB/2

Status: Full Time

Location: JH at Greenspring Station

Location City/State: Lutherville, MD

 

 
JH at Greenspring Station

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