Cardiovascular Consultants of Kansas


Medical Assistant

General Summary of Duties: Assist the providers with basic patient care, clerical, environmental and organizational tasks.

Supervision Received: Clinic Administrator, and Physician

Supervision Exercised: None

Essential Functions:

  1. Accompany patients to exam/procedure room
  2. Assist patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, etc.
  3. Obtaining a patient history including vitals
  4. Performing screenings, tests and procedures per provider guidelines
  5. Assists physician in relaying instructions to patients/families
  6. Assist with charting patients visit or contact with the office
  7. Answering calls and providing pertinent information
  8. Checking schedules and organizing patient flow
  9. Sending/Receiving medical records
  10. Obtaining Lab reports, x-ray reports, hospital correspondence
  11. Completing requisition forms as needed
  12. Scheduling outside appointments for patients
  13. Charting and documenting as appropriate
  14. Setting up instruments and equipment according to protocol
  15. Cleaning exam rooms/procedure rooms
  16. Cleaning instrument and equipment in between patient visits to maintain infection control
  17. Sorting, storing and restocking supplies in exam rooms and lab
  18. Performing EKG’s, Immunizations, and lab draws as requested by a provider
  19. Rooming patients after initial check in process
  20. Ability to fill for other staff and cover in case of sickness or vacation

Education: Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program

Experience: Minimum of one year in a healthcare setting as an MA

Requirements: Medical Assistant Certification/Registration or Associated Degree, Current CPR certification

Knowledge:

  1. Knowledge of health care field
  2. Knowledge of specific assisting tasks
  3. Knowledge of information that must be conveyed to patients and families

Skills:

  1. Skill in performing assistance tasks appropriately
  2. Skill intact and diplomacy in interpersonal interactions
  3. Skill in understanding of patients’ needs by effectively sharing information with patients and families.

Abilities:

  1. Ability to learn and retain information regarding patient care procedures
  2. Ability to project a pleasant and professional image
  3. Ability to plan, prioritize and complete delegated tasks
  4. Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring in dealing with others
  5. Ability to work as a team and individual according to needs

Environmental/Working Conditions: Combination of medical office and exam/procedure room settings. Well – lighted, wellventilated, adequate space.

Physical/Mental Demands: Must be able to us appropriate body mechanics techniques when making necessary patient transfers and helping patients with walking. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.