The Medical Assistantpower Point

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  • The Medical Assistantpower Point

    1. 1. Medical Assistants Dona Hensley
    2. 2. The Medical Assistant
    3. 3. Medical Assistants <ul><li>Backbone of Physicians office </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps Physicians office and clinics running smoothly </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative and clinical duties </li></ul><ul><li>Involves patient contact and care </li></ul>
    4. 4. Administrative Duties <ul><li>Update and file patient medical records </li></ul><ul><li>Answer phone </li></ul><ul><li>Greet patients </li></ul><ul><li>Handle correspondence </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule appointments </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange for hospital admissions and laboratory services </li></ul><ul><li>Handling and billing </li></ul>
    5. 5. Clinical Duties <ul><li>Take patient vital signs </li></ul><ul><li>Take patient medical history </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare patient for examination </li></ul><ul><li>Assist Physician during exam </li></ul><ul><li>Collect and perform laboratory specimens </li></ul><ul><li>Perform basic laboratory tests </li></ul><ul><li>Dispose of contaminated supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Sterilize medical instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Instruct patients on care and medications </li></ul><ul><li>Administer injections </li></ul><ul><li>Remove sutures and change dressings </li></ul>
    6. 6. Education and Training <ul><li>Junior and Community Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Accredited AAMA programs </li></ul><ul><li>1 year-certificate or diploma </li></ul><ul><li>2 year-associate degree </li></ul><ul><li>Course training involves anatomy and medical terminology, record keeping, bookkeeping, accounting, and insurance processing </li></ul><ul><li>Study of laboratory techniques, clinical and diagnostic techniques, pharmaceutical and administering of medications </li></ul><ul><li>Accredited programs include internship that allows hands on experience </li></ul>
    7. 7. On the Job Requirements <ul><li>Good clean hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Pleasant smile </li></ul><ul><li>Positive attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy for others </li></ul><ul><li>Good people skills and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Dependable </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptable </li></ul><ul><li>Confidentiality of all Medical information </li></ul>
    8. 8. Employment Opportunities <ul><li>Physicians offices </li></ul><ul><li>Clinics </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>Dentist offices </li></ul><ul><li>Podiatrist </li></ul><ul><li>Chiropractor </li></ul><ul><li>Ophthalmologist </li></ul>
    9. 9. Work Environment <ul><li>Well-lighted clean environment </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly interact with people </li></ul><ul><li>May have to handle several responsibilities at once </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays off at most jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Regular 40 hour week </li></ul><ul><li>Part time or weekends </li></ul>
    10. 10. Advancement <ul><li>Office Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Health care </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing education for Nursing or other fields in the medical industry </li></ul>
    11. 11. Significant Points <ul><li>About 62 percent work in offices of Physicians </li></ul><ul><li>Job prospect excellent </li></ul><ul><li>Employment is projected to grow Much faster than average ranking Medical Assistants the fastest growing occupation over 2006-2016 </li></ul><ul><li>May 2006 median salary $22,850-$27,340 </li></ul>
    12. 12. Medical Assistants <ul><li>www.collegeboard.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos164htm </li></ul><ul><li>www. billinman.world.com </li></ul>

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