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Medical Asst - POOL

Department: 017 - Physicians - Adult
Location: Eustis, FL

The Medical Assistant is responsible for directly supporting outpatient practitoners. The primary task is to enter data and notes into Electronic Health Record system. A successful Medical Assistant will be well versed in psychiatry, capable of understanding mental status, and the use of psychotropic medications.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES: The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification with or without an accommodation. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position. 

Medical Assistants (MA) must have knowledge of the behavioral healthcare field, medical terminology, use of an electronic health records system and ability to maintain effective and organized systems to ensure timely patient flow. The MA functions under direct supervision of the physician when determining competencies and performing clinical tasks during patient care.

  • Administrative Duties: Entering/maintaining      electronic health records, answering telephones, greeting patients,      updating and filing patient medical records, coding and filling out      insurance forms, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital      admissions and laboratory services, handling correspondence, billing, and      bookkeeping
  • Clinical Duties: Taking      medical histories, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing      patients for examination, assisting the physician during exams, collecting      and preparing laboratory specimens, performing basic laboratory tests,      instructing patients about medication and special diets, preparing and      administering medications as directed by a physician, authorizing      prescription refills as directed, drawing blood, taking      electrocardiograms, removing sutures and changing dressings
  • Patient Liaison: Medical      assistants are instrumental in helping patients feel at ease in the      physician’s office and often explain the physician's instructions.

COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Motivation (KSAM) required for an employee to be successful.

  • Serving Our Consumers: Effectively      meeting consumer needs, building productive consumer relationships, and      taking responsibility for consumer satisfaction and loyalty.      
    • Consumer Focus: Building       strong consumer relationships and delivering consumer-centric       solutions. .
    • Values Differences: Recognizing       the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an       organization.
  • Effective Communication: Clearly      conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a manner that      engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the      message.  
    • Communicates Effectively: Developing       and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear       understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
    • Manages Conflict: Handling       conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
  • Continuous Improvement: The      ongoing process of achieving positive changes in service and processes in      order to improve efficiency and quality. 
    • Resourcefulness: Securing       and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
    • Cultivates Innovation: Creating       new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Expertise: Demonstrating      proficiency of an employee's skill or knowledge within their field of      practice. 
    • Drives Results: Consistently       achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

JUDGMENT/DECISION MAKING: Must be able to assure consumer confidentiality while maintaining open lines of communication. Must have the ability to identify potential and actual issues relating to the safety of consumers and solve or refer to the appropriate individual. Uses sound judgment in meeting the responsibilities and performing the duties of the position.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Required: High school      diploma or GED and at least one (1) year experience in a behavioral health      environment.
  • Preferred: Some college      with some at least one (1) year experience as a medical assistant.

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: Completes all requirements according to Individual Training Plan within the first six months of hire and annually. Other training and/or professional development may be assigned due to evolution of programs.

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