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Capital Health Medical Assistant in Pennington, New Jersey

Position #: 11731

Capital Health is the region’s leader in providing progressive, quality patient care with significant investments in our exceptional physicians, nurses and staff, as well as advanced technology. Capital Health is a four-time Magnet®-recognized health system for nursing excellence and is comprised of 2 hospitals. Capital Health Medical Group is made up of more than 250 physicians and other providers who offer primary and specialty care, as well as hospital-based services, to patients throughout the region.

  • Prepare exam rooms for patient encounters and assists LIP as requested. Direct patients to examination rooms; assists in preparing patients for examination; assists patients in undressing, dressing and getting on and off of the examination table. Notify provider of patient's arrival and readiness for their examination. Assist providers with patient examinations.

  • Review charts prior to patients' scheduled appointment to assure that all requested lab work and diagnostic procedures have been completed and that reports have been returned and are accessible to the provider. Records medical history, current medications, treatments, and problem list accurately. Obtains and records patient vital signs, temperature, pulse, and blood pressure and reason for visit.

  • Assist with patient equipment downloads, utilizing a variety of medical device software programs and printing appropriate reports for LIP review accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Assist with medication reconciliation process, reviewing and accurately documenting patient medications.

  • Accurately and efficiently performs all clerical duties as needed, including but not limited to patient registration, billing, answering phones, scheduling appointments, and initiating, maintaining and filing medical records.

  • Assists with equipment cleaning, disinfection, and pasteurization, documenting appropriately according to standardized protocols.

  • Disseminates and communicates accurate patient information appropriate to the patient's disorder.

  • Accurately input data in the registration, electronic medical record, database and scheduling systems according to established procedures.

  • Assist patients to complete essential paperwork and questionnaires.

  • Assure exam rooms are cleaned after each patient and appropriately stocked with necessary supplies, equipment and forms. Practice proper infection control techniques.

  • Cross-trained to perform Patient Reception Rep job duties as needed.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, basic computer and data entry skills; and medical record management.

  • Perform other selected clinical and clerical duties that assist in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management within any CH office location under the direction of a provider and manager in accordance with the objectives and policies of Capital Health (CH) and respective state laws governing such action and activities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned. May be assigned to other Capital Health Practices as needed.

Additional responsibilities for certified Medical Assistants include:

  • Prepare patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature; reporting patient history summary.

  • Clean exam rooms, obtains lab specimens. Assists the physicians and other staff as needed. Select appropriate equipment prior to collection to streamline process. Verifies specimen orders per department policy

  • Compensation ranges from $15.20-$18.24 based on experience

  • Education Requirment: High School Diploma or GED

  • For Certified Medical Assistants - minimum requirement is:

Graduate from a post-secondary Medical Assistance Program accredited by a national accrediting agency approved by NJ (American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), or National Center of Competency Testing (NCCT), or National Health Career Association (NHA) or American Medical Technologist (AMT), (NAHP) National Association of Health Professionals, or Board of Medical Examiners (BME).

No Minimum work experience required.

  • For Non-certified Medical Assistants -minimum requirement is:

Two years of work experience as a medical assistant, EMT or other direct patient care related role.

Will consider a current nursing student with completion of two clinical semesters from an accredited nursing program.

  • Frequent physical demands include: Standing, Walking, Reaching forward, Wrist position deviation, Pinching/fine motor activities

  • Occasional physical demands include: Sitting, Climbing (e.g., stairs or ladders), Push/Pull, Twisting, Bending, Reaching overhead, Squat/kneel/crawl, Taste or Smell

  • Continuous physical demands include: Carry objects, Keyboard use/repetitive motion, Talk or Hear Lifting Floor to Waist 40 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 40 lbs.

Department: Infusion

Shift: Day

External Company URL: http://www.capitalhealth.org/