Appalachian Regional Healthcare

  • PHYSICIAN OFFICE ASSISTANT

    Job Locations US-WV-Beckley
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/2/2018 8:52 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-10942
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Allied Health
    Community
    NEW SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA CLINIC
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    Clinic 6750
  • Overview

    The Medical Assistant performs basic medical procedures to assist physician in evaluation and treatment of      patients.

    Responsibilities

    Prepare patient for examination and treatment.  Take vital signs, height, weight, etc

     

    May assist in minor surgery:  clean and prep op-site.  Set up sterile trays and assist in sterile procedures.  Sterilize and wrap surgical instruments.

     

    Obtain lab specimens, perform routine lab procedures, and operate lab equipment (autoclave, microscope centrifuge, and hemogloinometer)

     

    Perform EKG’s and basic Arrhythmia recognition

     

    Change sterile dressings, remove sutures and skin clips.

     

    Administer injections,

     

    General office bookkeeping, coding and filing insurance claims.

     

    Practice Universal precautions.

     

    Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUUIREMENTS:

     

    High School Diploma and Graduate of Medical Assistant Training

    Program.

     

    Ability to type a minimum of 30 words per minute accurately.

     

    Three (3) to six (6) months on-the-job training as required to attain proficiency of assigned duties and/or

    responsibilities

     

    POSITION PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

     

    Must possess physical ability to endure prolonged sitting;

    moderate walking; lifting and carrying; exerting up to 20

    pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 10 pounds of force

    frequently; and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to

    move objects.  Physical demand requirements are in excess of

    those for sedentary work.

     

    SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES:

     

    Obtain patient history and take vital signs to assist physician with examination and treatment.

     

    Prepare and maintain examination and treatment area.

     

    Perform selected test that assist with diagnosis and treatment.  Screen and follow-up patient test results.

     

    Prepare and administer medications as directed by physician and maintain medication records.

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