Summary: The Medical Assistant, Certified, under direct supervision of the Medical Physician or designee, assists in the appropriate elements of administrative and clinical responsibilities within the scope of the Certified Medical Assistant’s training. Performs clinical and administrative tasks to keep the workflow going in a day clinic and observation unit. Position is part time during the fall and spring semesters. Schedule includes two days during the week, and every other weekend.
Assists medical staff with preparation, examination, and procedure to include performing patient history interview to obtain personal data, chief complaint, and documentation for records and vital signs.
Provides patient care, referrals, and documentation in outpatient clinic.
Assists clinicians and administers treatments as prescribed by clinicians.
Administers medications topically, sublingually, orally, and by injection as prescribed by the clinician.
Conveys clinical information on behalf of the clinician.
Performs EKG and spirometry testing.
Answers telephone, screens calls, takes messages, and provides information.
Performs simple lab and screening tests such as urinalysis, rapid strep, flu, and mono tests, and throat and urine cultures.
Collects blood specimens via capillary and venipuncture technique.
Performs aseptic procedures (i.e. wound care).
Provides care of patients in observation unit including observing, reporting, and documenting medical condition, administering prescribed medications, and aiding with activities of daily living.
Setup, clean, restock, and prepare exam rooms. Assists in maintaining medical equipment.
Administers allergy injections as prescribed, reorders allergy serum, maintains treatment plans, and provides emergency assistance, as or if needed.
Communicates with patients regarding health prevention, health practices, and self-care.
Verifies compliance with state immunization requirements.
Manage infection control using aseptic techniques, chemical disinfection, and correctly handling bio hazardous materials.
Participates in other Student Health Services (SHS) staff planning, projects, and programs (i.e. health promotion, surveys, and Division of Campus Life events).
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Graduate from an accredited school of Medical Assisting; AAMA or RMA certification.
Current CPR/AED certification.
At least two years’ experience working in Urgent Care Office, Primary Care Office, or Emergency Room or equivalent education and related training.
Ability to effectively communicate and interact with multi-cultural populations.
Ability to observe, access, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
Knowledge of specimen collection, and testing.
Proficient in routine phlebotomy.
Knowledge of procedures and standards for administration of medication.
Positive attitude, maturity, professionalism, dedication, flexibility, and customer service skills.
Ability to exercise skills in the area of initiative, problem solving, decision-making and multi-tasking
Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
Ability to maintain quality, safety, and infection control standards.
Ability to make decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues. Maintains privacy of University and medical records.
Ability to work collaboratively with SHS staff
Ability to gain competency with electronic medical record software.
Experience working with college age population, at a campus health clinic.
Responsible for own work.
Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.
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