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Medical Assistant-Tele Medicine

Company: Clinica Sierra Vista
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Job Description:

The Medical Assistant (M. A) Telemedicine under direct supervision will perform routine patient care, technical and supportive functions in a telemedical setting. The Medical Assistant - Telemedicine will function within the scope of practice as described by the State of California.Essential Functions:Providing patient education, patient support, and patient care via a telehealth platform as an extension of the provider practiceServes as a liaison and coordinates information between providers, other clinical staff, and patientsCoordinates patient care plansCompletes and initiates appropriate clinical reminders, consults, and alerts.Provide basic information and assistance to patients under the direction of the licensed personnel.Document pertinent patient information, nursing procedures and patient response, following established guidelines and maintaining patient confidentiality.Any hand written documentation must be dated, legible and with the appropriate signature to all entries (first initial, last name and title). All pre-printed prompts are to be answered.Demonstrates clinical knowledge and skill in the care of the newborn, infant, toddler, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients ranging from 0-100+years of age.Schedules, confirms and coordinates non-face to face patient encountersPerform other duties as directedQualifications:Completion of accredited Medical Assistant Program preferred. Employee may be trained on the job in compliance with State regulations if needed.Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Card required. New employees have 90 days to complete the course.Willingness to work well with other health care providers.Commitment to the concept of preventative medicine and team approach to health care delivery.Willingness to participate aggressively in the expanded role of the medical assistant.Ability to learn about patients and their problems.Certified Medical Assistant must pass the State Certified Medical Assistant Examination and keep certification current.Principle Job Duties and Skills:Patient Care/ Procedures:Explain purpose and process of examinations, tests and medical procedures to patients, following established guidelines.Provide information to patients on general health and basic self care guidelines.Instruct patients in use of home equipment as instructed.Follow standard infection control practicesInitiate emergency procedures (including basic CPR) and assist in emergency patient treatments.Answer patient inquiries within the scope of practice for Medical Assistants.Obtain and record responses to all prompted questions on progress notes.Complete appropriate forms for lab analysis, radio logic testing and specialized testing forms..Interpret for providers and staff when necessary..Participates in the orientation of Providers, students and new staff.Utilize the Electronic Health Record (EHR) to document all clinical observations, information, updates, and patient educationCertified Medical Assistants can assist with the training and orienting of new staff to duties and clinic procedures.Complete patient forms as appropriate.Participate in department meetings.Participate in the Referral Process for patients to be seen by outside Providers.Other Duties:Request medical records.Schedule patient appointments.Prepare outgoing mail.Record and send Fax s.Maintain department logs.Prepare post cards as directed.Order medical supplies and equipment as required.Receive store and distribute materials and supplies.Serve as resource to coworkers by answering procedure questions and problem solving.Demonstrate safety procedures.Participate in department meetings.Train and orient new staff to equipment, general duties, and procedures. Maintain proficiency in clinical skills.Answer telephones and take messages.Call in telephone prescriptions following established protocols.Responsible for knowing the policy manuals pertaining to their position.

Keywords: Clinica Sierra Vista, Bakersfield , Medical Assistant-Tele Medicine, Healthcare , Bakersfield, California

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