Medical Assistant

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Baltimore, MD

About the Job

Medical Assistant working in Adult Medicine on Falls Road
Job Summary
  • Performs administrative and clinical duties under the direct on-site supervision and delegation of a physician in an ambulatory setting.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education/Training
    • High school graduation or equivalent.
  •  Experience
    • Externship experience in a medical office or ambulatory health setting with experience with medical records; 1 year experience in ambulatory care preferred.
  •  License/Certification/Registration
    • CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) through American Association of Medical Assistants, or RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) through American Medical Technologists, or certification/registration from a nationally recognized agency. CPR certification.
  •  Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Clinical competency as verified by completion of orientation and annually thereafter. Basic computer skills required.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assists physicians with patient preparation for examination and minor office procedures. Assists with the exam/procedures as needed.
  • Cleans, stocks, sterilizes equipment, and prepares clinical work area (e.g. exam rooms, lab, patients restrooms) daily and/or as needed.
  • Collects and processes specimens, completes requisitions, and documents in logbook or other applicable forms.
  • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Cross trained/Serves as backup for health team members, e.g. Receptionist, Technician Health Information, Coordinator Referral/Discharge, etc. as required.
  • Documents clinically related activities accurately in the medical record. Performs patient intake and discharge functions e.g. data gathering, using nursing protocols, and discharge instructions.
  • Maintains equipment/environment and assists with medical supply requisition. Maintains logs and accounting of medical supplies. Discards outdated drugs/supplies routinely.
  • Participates in meetings (staff, safety, infection control, OSHA, CPR, etc.) and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Performs required patient follow-up and tracking for procedures and tests as requested by physicians. Maintains log and documentation systems for same.
  • Performs selected patient screenings and waived laboratory testing e.g. urinalysis, strep testing and cultures, TB skin testing, EKG, finger/heel sticks, and vision/hearing screenings.
  • Under direct onsite physician supervision assists with returning patient phone calls including calling in prescription refills, giving information, etc.
  • Under direct onsite physician supervision prepares and administers injections limited to intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular methods (deltoid, gluteal, vastus lateralis sites only) Certified Medical Assistant only.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.