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Medical Assistant

Company:
Aspen Valley Hospital
Job Location:
Basalt, Colorado 81621
Category:
Health Care Provider
Type:
Full time

Medical Assistant

Part-time (16 hours per week + vacation coverage as needed) in a busy, friendly practice.

Essential Functions:  

Clinical Process an Practice Skills:

  • Fully competent in primary role on unit; performs patient and family assessment and problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved.  
  • Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards.  
  • Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice.  
  • Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care.  
  • Prioritizes patient’s situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner.  
  • Makes value-added resource decision for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment and acuity of care.  

Patient Teaching:  

  • Keeps patients informed regarding what to expect pre/during/post procedure           
  • Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient’s learning style, readiness to learn and self care needs  
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning  

Compliance with Rules, Regulations, and Policies:

  • Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy.  
  • Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security.  
  • Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct.  
  • Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.)  

Professional Development and Integration:  

  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making.  
  • Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals  
  • Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice.  
  • Able to express values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding.  
  • Active participant in quality improvement processes.  
  • Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities.  
  • Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to practice  

Service Excellence and Customer Service:

  • Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations.  
  • Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee.  

Unit Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to perform lab draws, in-office tests (EKG, strep tests, flu tests, PT/INR, HgbA1c, pregnancy tests and U/A’s), med administration, vaccinations and assist provider with procedures as necessary.  Demonstrates and documents competency on a yearly basis.  Maintains lab supplies and performs calibration/upkeep on lab equipment.  
  • Rooms patients, collects vitals and documents appropriately in the Electronic Medical Record.  Updates current medications, allergies, and immunizations on all patients.  
  • Multitasks efficiently while prioritizing needs of clinic.  Solves problems effectively by utilizing appropriate resources.  
  • Scans/indexes documents in patient’s chart the date  
  • Effectively schedules appointments, keeps staff informed of changes.  
  • Monitors sample medications and removes outdated drugs and replaces as needed.  
  • Regularly monitors supplies, orders, and stocks all areas.  
  • Assists nurse with clinical phone calls/triage and medication refills as appropriate per protocols.
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