Major functions include participating in total patient care, assist with preparing patients for examinations, procedures and minor surgeries, administering and recording medications, draw and process labs, acting as a patient liaison, and stock and maintaining exam and procedure rooms. Ability to utilize the University's EMR (EPIC/CareConnect) to process the patient through the visit including but not limited to: arrive/room patients, accurately take and record vital signs, record necessary data elements as outlined in scope of work, obtain lab results and patient reports, facilitate prescriptions as outlined in scope of work, ensure correct electronic charting procedures, facilitate consent process using electronic program (iMed), facilitate follow-up appointment scheduling, provide patient with completed After Visit Summary (AVS) and respond to In-Basket notifications and complete or forward to appropriate individual(s) in a timely manner. Perform high quality limited X-rays of extremities, chest, and torso, adhering to all UCLA Radiology guidelines. Process daily QC films and X-ray films for physician review. Prepare films and documents for transport to Radiology.
Knowledge of normal and abnormal symptomology and life threatening medical problems.
Current CPR certification - American Heart Association or Red Cross.
Ability to skillfully administer oral, IM and subcutaneous medications.
Ability to perform venipuncture with skill, adhering to all OSHA PPE safety requirements.
Ability to obtain accurate vital signs and drug refills.
Ability to assist in medical emergencies and office procedures.
Ability to use computerized patient care systems.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Skill to accurately perform a 12-lead EKG.
Ability to assist in orientation of new staff.
Ability to order medical and clinical supplies and maintain adequate inventory.
Ability to organize tasks to facilitate smooth work/patient flow.
Knowledge to schedule patient for referrals to specialists.
Ability to be flexible in working both back and front office to facilitate smooth workflow.
Knowledge and ability to set up and assist physician with any procedures such as, but not limited to audiometry, spirometry, O2 saturation levels, skin tag and mole removals, ear lavage, colposcopies, flexible sigmoidscopies.
Ability to perform accurate quality control and patient sample testing for waived tests.
Knowledge of MSDS and emergency treatments.
Ability to work overtime in cases of emergency.
A medical assistant diploma/certificate from a secondary, post secondary, or adult education program in a public school authorized by the Dept. of Education, in a community college program provided for in the Education Code, or a post-secondary institution accredited or approved by the Bureau of Post-secondary and Vocational Education in the Dept. of Consumer Affairs
Skill and knowledge to maintain current Medical Assistant Certification.
Minimum of two years experience as medical assistant a physician office
Phlebotomy Certificate and Limited X-Ray permit required