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Medical Assistant FT Float-Harford County

University of Maryland Medical System
United States, Maryland, Fallston
January 30, 2023

What You Will Do:

General Summary

Medical Assistants are responsible for providing patient centric care and medical assistance duties for UMMS Ambulatory Care patients.

Principle Responsibilities and Tasks

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

  • Greets and assists patients and other guests in a professional, friendly, hospitable manner.
  • Registers arriving patients in the EMR following existing protocols.
  • Rooms patients and provides triage services, including vital signs, review of symptoms and chief complaint in an electronic medical record (EMR).
  • Accurately record patient information such as vital signs, review of systems and chief complaint in an electronic medical record (EMR)
  • Perform routine lab maintenance and logs; perform routine maintenance on the autoclave, sterilization and packaging of surgical instrument kits.
  • Assisting with procedures; phlebotomy/specimen send-outs; injections; assist with splinting/casting; EKG's; drug and alcohol testing / physicals; in-house lab testing: rapid strep, pregnancy testing, flu testing, glucose, etc.
  • Proficient in full range of medical assisting skills,, draw blood and collect urine samples, reconstitute medications, administer oral medications, provide injections and immunizations, provide oxygen and nebulizer treatments, assist providers with medical procedures, perform minor procedures, collect specimens, perform rapid laboratory tests, perform EKGs, process and prepare blood samples for outside lab processing, and splinting and fitting patients for durable medical equipment.
  • Functions as both, front office or back office clinical team member, depending on daily assignment.
  • Performs all of the assigned duties of the host or clinical daily responsibilities check list for opening, shift and closing of center.
  • Cleaning and staging of exam and procedure suites in between patient occupancy.
  • Processes cash and credit payments for services.
  • Performs regular and accurate inventory of medical supplies and processes orders. Re-stocks shelves and suites when supply orders are received.
  • Performs administrative tasks such as composing of and responding to emails, answering and making phone calls, etc.
  • Assist new associates in training as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Roving to all centers in your market required.

What You Need to Be Successful:

Education and Experience
  • High school diploma is required.
  • Successful completion of a formal medical assistant training program is required. In absence of program completion, one year of related work experience will be accepted.
  • BLS/CPR Certification required.
  • Urgent Care/Fast Track ER experience is preferred.
  • Experience with labs, history and vitals, blood draws and phlebotomy is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be a passionate effective role model for patient experience and employee engagement.
  • An outstanding bedside manner with both pediatric and adult patients.
  • A positive and energetic attitude which inspires other team members.
  • Demonstrated ability and strong commitment to exceptional patient care and customer service principles.
  • Possess excellent organizational and record keeping skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, balance multiple tasks, set priorities, and solve problems independently.
  • Ability to see, hear, and accurately read and write medical terminology
  • Ability to work will under high pressure situations in a fast track environment
  • Technology proficiency is critical, including previous EMR.
  • Ability to work 8 or 12 hour shifts, overtime, on-call, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Must have reliable, independent transportation in order to travel to various locations during any given shift.

Required Physical and Environmental Demands

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to lift 15-30 lbs.
  • Required to move from one location to another within and outside of the building; push, pull and reach; bend; stand for long periods of time; and sit for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to speak and write English fluently.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.