Tufts Medicine Medical Assistant - Per Diem in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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Location: Merrimack Valley Internal Medicine Associates - 20 Research Place
Hours: Per Diem
Under general supervision of licensed personnel, this position responsible for continuous, efficient and smooth patient flow in the outpatient/ambulatory setting. The position is a patient liaison through both clinical and administrative responsibilities. This position plays an important role in in the hospital’s revenue cycle process, clinical operations, and patient experience. This position is responsible to respond to hourly variations in patient volume, clinician and room availability to continually maximize efficient use of space and resources in the clinic; identifies and provides necessary clinical and administrative preparation pertaining to patient care according to protocols; assists with patient care as warranted and within their scope of practice.
Minimum Qualifications :
High School Diploma or equivalent
Medical Assistant (MA) certification.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.
Preferred Qualifications :
Two (2) year of medical office experience
Experience with electronic patient record systems.
Duties and Responsibilities : The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
Controls and monitors patient flow to maximize efficient use of providers and exam rooms. Communicates delays to patients and provers. Responds to variations in patient volume, provider ability, and resources (e.g. early arrivals, no shows, providers who are absent, etc.) by making continual adjustments in room utilization and assignment.
Prepares medical record for patient visit, confirming accuracy with patient identifiers, entering chief complaint and social history. This may require interviewing the patient to obtain data.
Escorts patient to exam room and prepares patient for provider visit. This may include pediatric, adult, geriatric patients. Checks to ensure patient comfort, privacy, and safety.
Ensures patient and personal safety. Determines fall risk and implements appropriate measures. May sit with a patient who needs monitoring.
Assists and/or chaperones providers/nursing with physical exams, treatments and procedures as necessary.
Performs and records vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, oxygen saturation, height and weight), records patient’s stated level of pain, and reviews list of medications with patient.
Performs collection of specimens and/or ensures the necessary supplies and equipment are ready for the provider to use during the visit.
Performs Point of Care Testing (POC) as ordered including Urine dips, HCG testing, Strep A, HGB A1C, and glucose testing. May be required to perform phlebotomy.
Assists in arranging for diagnostic testing, surgery and in-patient admissions under direction of the nurse or physician.
Ensures outside paperwork is scanned into patient’s electronic medical record. Processes and tracks referrals and prior authorizations as requested/ ordered by provider. Notifies provider of patient requests for referrals and prescription renewals.
Uses proper techniques and procedures for hazardous waste disposal, universal precautions and for body mechanics. Maintains clinic rooms according to infection control and cleaning policies.
Provides administrative support which may include coordinating interpreter services, answering telephone calls, taking accurate and messages, forwarding messages, and faxing.
What We Offer:
Not only is Lowell General Hospital an exceptional place to work, offering a culture of recognizing and valuing employees, we provide amazing opportunities for our staff:
Competitive salaries & benefits
403(b) retirement plan with hospital match
Opportunities for growth
Free on-campus parking
About Lowell General
For more than 125 years, Lowell General has served the Greater Lowell community with pride. We balance the first-rate care of a premier medical center with the warmth of a three-time Magnet®-recognized community hospital. As a member of our team, you’ll join over 3,000 dedicated care providers to offer complete, connected care, when and where patients need it most.
Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org .