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JOB TITLE:  Medical Assistant

REPORTS TO: Practice Administrator

JOB LOCATION: Pinnacle Oncology Hematology

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for implementation of clinical care for oncology patients under the direction and supervision of the practitioners and Registered Nurses.  A medical assistant will support practitioners within the practice as well as act as advocates and educators for the patients and their family members.  Patient care will be considered as both approved regimens as well as those being given as part of the clinical research program.

RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Communicates well with patients, medical staff, and co-workers; maintains an environment of caring, concern, and support
  • Exhibits excellent communication skills with providers to assure continuity of care
  • Obtains vital signs including height, weight , blood pressure, body temperature, pulse, and respirations for every patient at every visit
  • Maintains superior skills in peripheral venipuncture for the purposes of drawing blood
  • Possesses ability to implement treatment plan and execute orders as directed by practitioners
  • Possesses ability to take concise triage telephone messages from patients to deliver to practitioners for resolution
  • Administers Intramuscular and subcutaneous injections and documents in patient’s electronic medical record
  • Assists with new prescription and refill ordering, e-prescribing when appropriate
  • Coordinates patient care and completion of all documentation in a timely manner according to company policy
    • Documentation includes but is not limited to:
      • Scanning of patient related documents to the appropriate location in the electronic medical record
      • Phone notes/Medical Assistant notes to communicate patient issues/concerns and their resolution
      • Maintenance of current medication lists
  • Possesses ability to manage multiple patients in a fast paced environment
  • Assists in management of clinic supplies and equipment and communicates to the supply RN when replenishment is needed.
  • Keeps the Practice Administrator informed of any significant information and/or patient issues
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certification
  • Current BLS certification
  • Minimum 1 year experience with oncology patients
  • Must be detailed oriented, ability to multi-task, problem solve, and prioritize in busy clinical environment
  • Ability to assess and meet educational needs of patients and families
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

Non-Exempt Position:  salary based on experience