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Based on medical assistant job description, a medical assistant has to have the ability to cover the front desk in a hospital or clinic. This slide is an explanation of medical assistant job position.

Based on medical assistant job description, a medical assistant has to have the ability to cover the front desk in a hospital or clinic. This slide is an explanation of medical assistant job position.



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  • Medical Assistant Job Description
        • A formal statement of duties, qualifications, and responsibilities associated with a job.
        • A communication tool that tells employees where their jobs leave off and another’s begins
        • A document that tells employees where their position fits within the department and within the organization.
    • Organization  - it defines where the job is positioned in the organization structure. Who reports to who.
    • Recruitment  - it provides essential information to potential recruits (and the recruiting team) so that they can determine the right kind of person to do the job
    • Legal  - the job description forms an important part of the legally-binding contract of employment
    • Appraisal of performance  - individual objectives can be set based on the job description
    • The medical assistants must work under the direct supervision of a doctor or other licensed healthcare provider.
    • Based on  medical assistant job description , a medical assistant has to have the ability to cover the front desk in a hospital or clinic.
    • There are four basic categories of medical assistant duties - clerical, administrative, clinical, and specialist.
    • If you’re a clerical medical assistant, you can expect your duties to be similar to those performed in any regular (non-medical) office.
    • If you’re an administrative medical assistant, you will also perform clerical duties. But your clerical duties will be much more medical-oriented.
    • Clinical medical assistants work more closely with patients, as their focus is more on the medical side of the practice.
    • Specialists work closely with patients and perform more medical-related functions.
    • Description:  Medical Assistant 
    • Medical Assistant Job Purpose:  Helps patients by providing information, services, and assistance.
    • Medical Assistant Job Duties:
    • Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit.
    • Prepares patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature; reporting patient history summary.
    • Saves ophthalmologist's time by helping with office procedures such as laser surgeries, tear duct probes.
    • Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential.
    • Counsels patients by transmitting physician's orders and questions about surgery.
    • Schedules surgeries by making arrangements with the surgical center; verifying times with patients; preparing charts, pre-admission and consent forms.
    • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
    • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
    • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
    • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.
    • Serves and protects the ophthalmogy practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
    • Enhances practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
    • These are not the only things that you ought to consider based on  medical assistant job description  since there are more responsibilities waiting for you.
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