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Certified Medical Assistant - Diabetic Retinopathy

Company: Physicians East, P.A.
Location: Greenville
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Certified Medical Assistant works interdependently with other medical professionals to provide quality health care to a high volume of patients. This position's primary focus is to conduct retinal screening solutions for early detection of eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy. Medical Assistant provides direct patient care for and treats patients in the office, as directed by Physician, Advanced Practice Provider, Registered Nurse or supervising clinical manager.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduate of an accredited associate degree Medical Assistant program and current certification through AAMA, NHA or similar organization is required.
  • Prior healthcare giver experience required. Experience/knowledge/understanding of diabetes is a definite asset.
  • Knowledge of eye care, ophthalmic imaging a plus.
  • Experience with Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems (IRIS) or similar systems
  • Experience in electronic medical records (EMR/HER) software required.
  • Professional demeanor and recognition of privacy considerations for patients and families.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate and interact professionally with others.
  • Ability to actively listen.
  • Ability to observe and to draft a narrative account of events accurately and cogently, in grammatically correct English.
  • Ability to spell, proofread and edit written text. GENERAL DUTIES:
    • Explain the test procedure(s) to patients and hand out educational information as provided by the practice.
    • Transport medical imaging equipment/accessories and prepare for exam procedure as per company protocol.
    • Conduct retinal exams by taking images for the patient's left and right eyes and validate image quality as per company's clinical standards.
    • Transmit retinal images to company's screening platform.
    • If required, and whenever possible, collect an A1c and blood glucose samples (finger prick), micro albumin (urine sample) and leave behind colorectal screening kit for patient to self-complete at their leisure.
    • Monitors patient status recognizing and reporting abnormal findings or changes in condition.
    • Confirms and clarifies written orders prior to implementation of delegated tasks.
    • Under clinical supervision, performs delegated procedures common to the specialty area in a safe, effective manner according to Policy and Procedures.
    • Assists practitioner in identified patient procedures/treatments/examinations and provides appropriate patient instruction in health information materials and community resource lists as directed by the provider.
    • Assists patients to exam room and prepares patients for examination. Identifies patients with special needs.
    • Orders, stocks, and maintains exam rooms and clinic areas.
    • Performs related and delegated tasks, which includes requests for prescription refills, taking and relaying messages, directing patient flow.
    • Assist patient to complete health history.
    • Perform accurate measurement of vital signs, including blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and body weight and height.
    • Record all allergies, medications, and pertinent lab work on flow sheets.Other duties:
      • Maintains patient confidentially.
      • Perform errands as delegated by station supervisor.
      • Restock and cleans exam rooms maintaining a clean and orderly work area.
      • Keep clinical supervisor informed of high-risk situations.
      • Demonstrate appropriate use in cleaning of equipment.
      • Practice infection control, following OSHA guidelines and office policy.
      • Maintain Medical Assistant certification and or recertification. If not certified at the time of employment, will have 90 days to complete certification or employment will be terminated.
      • Maintain CPR certification.
      • Attend fire safety classes, clinical meetings, compliance, and other continuing education classes as offered by Physicians East.
      • Adheres to department and office policies.

Keywords: Physicians East, P.A., Greenville , Certified Medical Assistant - Diabetic Retinopathy, Healthcare , Greenville, North Carolina

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