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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.

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Medical assistant job description

  1. 1. Medical Assistant Job Description
  2. 2. <ul><ul><ul><li>A formal statement of duties, qualifications, and responsibilities associated with a job. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A communication tool that tells employees where their jobs leave off and another’s begins </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A document that tells employees where their position fits within the department and within the organization. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Organization  - it defines where the job is positioned in the organization structure. Who reports to who. </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Legal  - the job description forms an important part of the legally-binding contract of employment </li></ul><ul><li>Appraisal of performance  - individual objectives can be set based on the job description </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The medical assistants must work under the direct supervision of a doctor or other licensed healthcare provider. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on  medical assistant job description , a medical assistant has to have the ability to cover the front desk in a hospital or clinic. </li></ul><ul><li>There are four basic categories of medical assistant duties - clerical, administrative, clinical, and specialist. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>If you’re a clerical medical assistant, you can expect your duties to be similar to those performed in any regular (non-medical) office. </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re an administrative medical assistant, you will also perform clerical duties. But your clerical duties will be much more medical-oriented. </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical medical assistants work more closely with patients, as their focus is more on the medical side of the practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Specialists work closely with patients and perform more medical-related functions. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Description:  Medical Assistant  </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Assistant Job Purpose:  Helps patients by providing information, services, and assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Assistant Job Duties: </li></ul><ul><li>Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepares patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature; reporting patient history summary. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Saves ophthalmologist's time by helping with office procedures such as laser surgeries, tear duct probes. </li></ul><ul><li>Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential. </li></ul><ul><li>Counsels patients by transmitting physician's orders and questions about surgery. </li></ul><ul><li>Schedules surgeries by making arrangements with the surgical center; verifying times with patients; preparing charts, pre-admission and consent forms. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt. </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs. </li></ul><ul><li>Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications. </li></ul><ul><li>Serves and protects the ophthalmogy practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>For Medical Assistant Resume Template you can visit at </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>