Medical Assistant / Phlebotomist - Blue Ridge Cancer Care
The US Oncology Network
March 14, 2018
The United Network of US Oncology is a nationwide physician network focused on advancing cancer care at the community level. Blue Ridge Cancer Care has an exciting opportunity for a Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist located in Roanoke, Virginia.
We extend an extremely competitive offering of benefits to
employees, including Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401k, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Wellness and Perks Program.
Under direct supervision, assists physicians and clinicians with patient care duties in a clinical environment. Promotes efficient patient flow and patient care, i.e. exams, and procedures. Performs clinic support tasks including miscellaneous clerical tasks, answering phones, and maintaining physicians schedule. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Escorts patients to and from exam rooms, physician offices, and treatment room as appropriate.
-Records patient data prior to each physician visit, including but not limited to, vital signs, height, weight, allergies, and medication changes.
-Obtains all necessary patient records as required by physician prior to treatment or procedures.
-Prepares and stocks exam/treatment rooms and orders supplies as needed.
-Assists physicians with exams and procedures as requested.
-Administers subcutaneous and intramuscular injections, as delegated by RN or physician.
-Maintains all exam/treatment room disinfection protocols.
-Performs other administrative duties, i.e. typing, filing faxing, chart preparation, reception, etc, as requested by supervisor or physician.
- Performs phlebotomy and collects appropriate specimens from patients as ordered. Assures pre-authorizations and completes appropriate consent (ABN) prior to collection of limited coverage tests.
-Maintains proper documentation as described by the quality assurance program including accessioning logs, equipment records and checklists.
-Maintains adequate inventory of supplies and ensures that all supplies are viable before using for patient collection.
-Sends specimens to reference laboratories for any testing not performed in house.
-Processes incoming orders for lab testing.
-Processes in-house and in-coming reports.
-Updates and files all daily paperwork, lab logs and maintenance logs.
-Properly identifies and bands patients for blood product transfusion. Processes properly labeled specimens according to local bloodbank policy.
-Operates designated laboratory equipment as directed.
-Uses equipment effectively, skillfully and efficiently. Maintains equipment and work area as directed.
-Performs waived lab testing under CLIA guidelines for personnel. Records proper lot numbers of all controls, calibrator, and reagents for waived lab tests.
-Complies with regulatory agency standards. Adheres to all OSHA compliance laws and Universal Precaution procedures.
-Properly disposes of hazardous materials.
-Maintains a clean working environment and restocks the phlebotomy and laboratory area as needed.
-Maintains confidentially of all information related to patients and medical staff.
High school graduate or equivalent. Certificate of graduation from an accredited program for Medical Assistants preferred. This is an entry level position requiring 0-3 years experience as a medical assistant or nursing assistant. Current BCLS certification required within 3 months of hire. Certified Medical Assistant preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.