Northwell Health TEMPORARY-Medical Office Assistant, NASSAU/SUFFOLK COUNTY in New Hyde Park, New York

Req Number 0018QL

Job Category General Clerical/Secretarial

Job Description

Performs direct patient care under the supervision of a physician or appropriate clinician. Performs related clerical duties supporting operational needs.

    1. Prepares treatment rooms for patient examinations, ensuring cleanliness and availability of appropriate equipment and supplies.

*2. Interviews patient to obtain medical information and perform measurement and screening procedures.

• Prepares patient for examination and treatment.

• Obtains patient’s height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, head circumference, and other required vital statistics.

• Records findings in patient medical record and informs clinician of findings.

*3. Obtains specimens from patient, as directed by clinician.

• Collects blood, tissue, or other laboratory specimens. Completes requisitions, labels and routes specimens according to established procedures.

• Performs electrocardiograms (EKGs), as required.

*4. Assists clinician during examination, procedures and treatment, as required.

• Secures required supplies, tools and equipment for specific procedures.

• Ensures patient is appropriately draped and positioned.

• Provides requested instruments to clinician during procedure. Assists in positioning and holding patient, as required.

• Assists patient after examination, procedure or treatment.

*5. Prepares, sterilizes and calibrates equipment. Informs Supervisor of malfunctioning equipment.

*6. Strictly adheres to infection control standards in the performance of duties.

*7. Performs related clerical duties supporting operational needs.

• Participates in patient registration, as required. Processes insurance forms, certifications, physician orders, prescriptions, etc.

• Ensures required patient information and documentation is available in medical records.

• Schedules and confirms patient appointments.

• Places, receives and directs phone calls.

• Files, copies, and distributes documentation, as required.

  1. Performs related duties as required.

*ADA Essential Functions


• High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

• Successful completion of a six-month (6) to one (1) year course in Medical Assisting program, required.

• Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), preferred.

• Prior experience and demonstrated competence as a medical assistant, preferred.

• Data entry skills (80 kpm), required.

• Ability to communicate effectively. .