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Fri May 25, 2018 - 16 weeks ago

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Medical Assistant - Clinic

## Description
**Role Purpose:**
Provides a basic level of care and treatment to patients. Assists with vitals, patient history, charting and simple patient procedures. Maintain patient records, as appropriate and provide adequate clinical support for office personnel.
**Responsibilities:**
* Initiate patient contact and prepare patient by obtaining vital signs, a brief history, and conducting a preliminary patient assessment.
* Assist physicians in patient examination, evaluation, and clinical procedures as needed. Initiate or assist physicians with emergency measures including, but not limited to: CPR, oxygen administration, IV placement, homeostatic measures insertion, maintenance of oral pharyngeal airway, and institution of monitoring measures including 12-lead EKG.
* Coordinate ordering and scheduling of hospital-based tests and procedures. Maintain patient medical records and ensure proper documentation of examinations, evaluations, and treatments rendered, laboratory and radiology procedures and results, and prescriptions written or authorized in the office or by telephone.
* Administer prescribed medications orally, topically, and by injection.
* Maintain all emergency equipment and supplies, ensuring readiness of all such equipment and supplies. Clean exam rooms after each use and prepares room for next patient.
* Maintain pharmacy supplies and prevent expiration of pharmaceuticals and IV solutions stocked by the Clinic. Maintain inventory of all other clinical supplies, ensuring that adequate quantities are on-hand to meet needs of physicians and patients.
* Instruct patient in examination and diagnostic procedures that are to be performed. Ensures that follow up instructions are given and that the patient fully understands these instructions. Provide specific patient education as prescribed by the physician.
* Operate autoclave to ensure sterility of all instruments and materials. Ensure proper disposal of needles, blades, used syringes, and all contaminated articles, as well as other risk management activities.
* Manage all patient telephone calls of a clinical nature, communicating with the physician as appropriate and providing information to the patient as directed by the physician. Provide adequate clinical support for front office personnel.
* Is aware of nursing practice state regulations for medical assistants and is responsible for professional practice within the scope of that practice. Maintain clinical skills and knowledge through continuing education activities.
* Perform other related duties as directed that correspond to the overall function of this position.
## Qualifications
**Minimum Qualifications:**
* ACLS or medical assistant certification from an NCCA accredited program.
* Current CPR (Heartsaver).
**Preferred Qualifications:**
* High school diploma or GED preferred.
**About SSM St. Anthony's Hospital**
St. Anthony Hospital is a 601-bed regional referral facility specializing in cardiology, oncology, surgery and behavioral medicine. The hospital, established in 1898, is located in Midtown Oklahoma City and serves the needs of Central Oklahoma, as well as many counties throughout Oklahoma, through its large rural affiliate network of hospitals. Four St. Anthony Healthplex campuses provide convenient emergency and outpatient service access to the outlying communities of the metropolitan area. St. Anthony added urgent care services in May 2015 at St. Anthony North. St. Anthony has received numerous awards including the Oklahoma Quality Award for Excellence, Certified Healthy Business, Premier QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare Citation of Merit, among others. Healthsights ranks St. Anthony at performance levels for quality and patient satisfaction higher than local competitors and many national health care organizations.
*Organization:* St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital
*Primary Location:* Oklahoma-Shawnee-St. Anthony Physicians Shawnee
*Work Locations:* St. Anthony Physicians Shawnee (4001) 1102 W. MacArthur St. Shawnee, 74804
*Job:* Clinical Support & Technical Services
*Req ID:* 18007440

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