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The University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has an exciting opportunity for a Medical Assistant.
The Medical Assistant shall perform multi-skilled tasks to assist the medical providers. The MA shall assist patients with healthcare management and clinical procedures. The MA shall prepare patients prior to and post examination, treatment or procedure under the direct supervision and responsibility of a physician. The physician in charge may delegate the tasks to oversee the MA to the Nurse Manager/Nurse Supervisor and/or Charge Nurse of the area.
Works directly with the Nurse Manager/Nurse Supervisor and/or Charge Nurse to ensure clinic is running smoothly
Performs patient interviews for chief complaint, medication reconciliation and pertinent history
Obtains vital signs and patient information for patient's medical record inclusions
Prepares treatment room prior and post examination
Assist medical provider as a chaperone as indicated
Assist with physical examinations by preparing supplies and handing instruments/materials to the medical provider as directed
Perform venipunctures and collects routine laboratory specimens as directed by medical practitioner/nursing leaders
Perform basic first aid
Simple dressing change (no central line and/or PICC/Midline dressing)
Performance point of care testing
Reports observed signs and symptoms, obtained from the patient, to report to the provider
Assist with patient's daily care activities
Able to use and/or perform with medical equipment, post training and demonstrated competency
Refill medication prescriptions, as ordered by the medical provider, by calling patient's pharmacy
Provide patients with basic educational instruction and information regarding examination procedures
Cleans and sterilizes medical instruments; observes the principles of sterile technique in performing duties
Documents accurate pertinent information in patient's electronic medical record
Restocks patient room
Screen telephone calls or electronic medical record (EMR) messages and forward to appropriate staff
Assist staff in emergency care
Maintains medical supplies compliant, by check for expiration dates and package integrity
Maintains medical equipment compliant in accordance to manufacture's and biomedical requirements
Assists in performing clerical duties such as answering phones, faxing, and coordinating procedures
Schedules appointments and tests
Arrange hospital admissions as applicable
Obtain authorization from insurance company
Call patients with "No Show"
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Medical Assistant certification and graduate from accredited Medical Assistant Program
Current BLS provider card by the American Heart Association
One (1) year of relevant work experience
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.
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