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Medical Assistant

University Hospitals Medical Practices (formally UPCP/UHMSO) was established in 1994. UH Medical Practices is the largest primary and specialty care physician group in northeastern Ohio, with a physician complement of over 340 physicians, covering an eight county area from Conneaut to Sandusky to Medina. The medical practice group consists of allergy, cardiology, endocrinology, family medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, geriatrics, pediatrics, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatric ophthalmology, pediatrics, physical medicine/pain management, podiatry, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology and urgent care.
Position Details:
Assists the physician and/or provider by facilitating patient and information flow through numerous phases of the patient visit. Maintains exam rooms. Maintains patient flow to and from exam rooms. Greets and escorts patient and family to exam room. Obtains purpose of visit, vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and measurements) and documents appropriately. Informs the physician and/or provider of abnormal readings or significant deviations from prior visits. Prepares patients for physical exams. Assists physician and/or provider with office procedures involving direct patient care. Performs diagnostic tests such as EKG's and spirometry. Assists with diagnostic procedures and examinations, such as pelvic examinations and flexible sigmoidoscopies. Obtains specimens and performs screenings, such as venipunctures for lab work and blood glucose monitoring, urine specimens and specific gravities, throat and sputum cultures. Administers immunizations and injections under direct supervision of the physician. Conducts physical testing such as; audiometry, urine drug screens, titmus vision testing, and CLIA waived testing. Cleans exam rooms after each patient visit. Inventories and stocks supplies and equipment for exam rooms utilizing cost effective measures and techniques. Schedules procedures. Instructs patients and families regarding preparation for procedure and post procedure needs. Obtains medical record charts and notifies patients of normal test results. Alerts physician and/or providers to patient flow problems. Maintains patient care equipment and notifies supervisor of repair requirements. Performs all duties in compliance with all federal and state regulations. Listens courteously and responds to patient questions, concerns, and/or refers to the appropriate individual. Assists front desk and/or billing as needed.
Position Requirements:
Previous work experience as a Medical Assistant preferred.
Education Requirements:
Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program required.
Preferred Qualifications:
Reception experience a plus.
Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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