Medical Assistant Job Description

A medical assistant or healthcare assistant is an allied health worker that supports the work of doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers, typically in a clinic setting. Medical assistants can become certified through an accredited program.

Medical assistants perform many administrative duties, including  answering phones, greeting patients, updating and filing medical records, filling out insurance forms, handling mail, scheduling appointments, arranging hospital admission and laboratory services, bill and keep books.

Duties may include taking personal medical histories and vital signs, discussing treatment methods to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting during diagnostic exams.

Medical assistants gather and prepare lab specimens, run basic lab tests on site, and sanities medical devices. They educate patients about drugs and special diets, prepare and dispense medications, authorize drug refills, phone prescriptions to pharmacies, draw blood, prepare patients for X-rays, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures, and change dressings.

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September 18, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Medical Assistant to provide support to our team of healthcare professionals. The ideal candidate will be a team player with excellent communication and organizational skills.

Medical Assistant Duties:

  • Perform administrative and clinical support functions in the examination, treatment, and evaluation of patients
  • Utilize clinical knowledge to perform physical assessments
  • Maintain accurate, confidential, and complete medical records
  • Perform patient assessments, perform diagnostic tests, and assist physicians
  • Perform office administrative duties

Medical Assistant Responsibilities:

  • College diploma
  • 2+ years’ medical assisting experience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to set priorities, multitask, and manage projects
  • Strong organization and time

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Perform a variety of medical duties such as taking vital signs, performing medical screenings, giving injections, and drawing blood
  • Assist physicians with examinations, treatments, diagnoses, and treatment
  • Perform physical examinations
  • Ancillary tasks including medical records, patient billing, claims processing, and insurance follow-up

Company Name is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to building a strong and successful team. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, races, religions, nationalities, genders, , , and expressions, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does a medical assistant do?

They could do basic laboratory procedures, get rid of polluted materials, and sterilize medical equipment. They could also be responsible for tasks including explaining medications or special diets to patients, getting them ready for x-rays, taking out stitches, drawing blood, or changing bandages.

What do you call a medical assistant?

A medical assistant is an allied health specialist who supports the work of doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health professionals, typically in a clinic setting. In the USA, they are also referred to as "clinical assistants" or "healthcare assistants."

What is the most important role of a medical assistant?

Updating patient medical records is one of a medical assistant's most crucial duties. T o enter a patient's pre-exam interview answers, weight, blood pressure, and other data into a computer database.

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