Northwell Health Practice Sr Medical Assistant (Float) Westchester Health in Katonah, New York

Req Number 001CNB

Job Category Nursing Support

Job Description

Position Summary:

This is a FLOAT position. Must be able to work in all of our locations and have Phlebotomy skills.

Administers para-professional nursing care. Duties include, but are not limited to; preparing patient for physician, administering and recording laboratory tests. Assists in coordinating organization of patient needs including, preparing and organizing patient clinic charts. Leads and guides designated practice Assistants and Associates.

Responsibilities:

  1. *Collaborates with members of the health care team in coordinating and implementing plans for patient care. May record patient history for medical staff review.

  2. *Performs measurement and screening procedures according to protocol, which may include, but is not limited to height, weight, head circumference,blood pressure, pulse, temperature, audiometry and vision testing. Recordsand plots findings on patient chart.

  3. *Collects blood specimens and assists physician or nurse in collection of blood specimens as required. Completes requisitions, labels and routes specimens according to standard procedure.

  4. *Collects specimens. Completes requisitions, labels and routes specimensaccording to standard procedure.

  5. *May perform electrocardiograms in accordance with physician orders.

  6. *Assists physicians and nurses with special procedures and examinations by securing supplies, ensuring patient is properly undressed and draped, providing instruments to physicians, holding patient as required and assisting patient after examination.

  7. *Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of examination rooms; stocks assigned rooms and cupboards and insures that par levels of supplies are maintained on a daily basis.

  8. *Insures all data collected for procedures performed is recorded clearly and accurately on appropriate forms and in medical records.

  9. *Performs variety of other administrative support functions including, but not limited to maintaining medical records, processing insurance forms, and preparing financial records.

  10. *Maintains par levels of office, patient, and medical supplies.

  11. *Leads and guides designated practice Assistants and Associates.

  12. Performs related duties, as required.

*ADA Essential Functions

Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent, required

· Successful completion of a six-month (6) to one (1) year course in Medical Assisting at an accredited school required. Current, active certification for medical assistant through AAMA, NHA, OR AMT preferred.

· Minimum of two (2) years directly related experience including leadership.

· Proficient data entry skills (60-65 keystrokes per minute), required. Basic mathematical aptitude, desirable.

· Ability to communicate effectively.