Northwell Health Practice Medical Assistant - Croton on Hudson / Full-Time 40 hours/week in Croton On Hudson, New York
Req Number 003EIT
Performs patient care
under the physician's/nurse's direct supervision. Duties include, but are not
limited to; preparing patient for physician, administering, obtaining and recording diagnostic laboratory test
results. Assists in coordinating organization of care to meet patient
needs including, preparing, organizing and filing reports into the medical
record. May transcribe physician/ patient encounter into patient's
- Collaborates with members of the health care
team in coordinating and implementing plans for patient care. May record reason for visit and related
patient information for practitioner review.
- Performs vital signs, height, weight, and
screening procedures which may include, but are not limited to, head circumference,
audiometry, and vision testing.
Documents findings in the medical record.
- Collects and assists providers in collection of
specimens, as required, using appropriate protocols such as infection
control. Completes requisitions,
labels and routes specimens according to standard procedure.
- Performs and documents daily controls and
calibration of laboratory equipment when needed. Informs RN/MD/Lab Supervisor
of when inaccurate controls are noted.
- Performs electrocardiograms and phlebotomy in
accordance with provider orders.
- Adheres to infection control standards
including, but not limited to, hand hygiene, use of PPE, isolation of patient
with known infectious disease, and equipment disinfection/sterilization.
- Assists physicians and nurses with special procedures
and examinations including, but not limited to lumbar puncture, pelvic exam, etc. following appropriate protocols such as
infection control, universal protocol, and patient identification. Secures supplies, ensures patient is properly
undressed and draped, provides instruments to physicians, holds patient, as
required and assists patient after procedure/examination.
- Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of
examination rooms; stocks assigned rooms and cupboards and insures par levels
of supplies are maintained. Checks and completes
required logs and equipment including
refrigerator logs, eyewash logs, sample medications, AED, suction and other
- May participate in pre-visit chart preparation
by ensuring required lab results and documentation are available in the medical
record for practitioner review (for practices using paper medical records).
- May provide real-time charting of provider and
patient encounters during medical exams.
- Performs variety of other clerical functions
such as filing of paper medical records, processing insurance forms, preparing
financial records, photocopying, answering phones, and assuring efficient flow
of patients through the suite, etc.
- Perform scribe duties upon completion of the
Scribe course provided through the AEHR training course
- Performs related duties, as required.
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.
Prior experience and demonstrated competence as a medical assistant and scribe preferred.
Data entry skills (80 kpm), required.
Basic mathematical aptitude, desirable.
Ability to communicate effectively.
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