Medical Assistant- Pediatrics

Snellville, GA
Full Time
Mid Level
Job Title:
Medical Assistant

Position Overview:
The Medical Assistant supports all aspects of the practice under the supervision of the medical provider. The MA is responsible for assisting in the delivery of primary health care and patient care in a team-based patient-centered medical home environment; provides clinical support for medical practitioners, assists practitioners in the performance of medical procedures, and conducts follow-up with the patients as needed; acts as a liaison between the patient, clinical staff, and the providers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • May administer medication injections and vaccines.
  • Conducts comprehensive, preventative, screenings for patients and/or assists all support staff in daily patient interactions as needed.
  • Prepares patients for examination and treatment, including taking histories and vital signs.
  • Follows standing order procedures as indicated by practice.
  • Performs a variety of routine blood drawing procedures.
  • Maintains the inventory of supplies and informs designated persons of needed supplies.
  • Maintains patient files, records, and other information.
  • Performs various quality control procedures to maintain compliance with internal andexternal regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
  • High school education or the equivalent required.
  • Graduate of an accredited program for Medical Assistants preferred.
  • One (1) year of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.
  • EMR Experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology.
  • Ability to always communicate clearly and effectively with patients and other external parties in a courteous and friendly manner.
  • Must be detail-oriented and highly organized.
  • Ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing.
  • Firm grasp of medical practices, administrative processes, and organizational policies.
  • Knowledge of patient care and examination procedures.
  • Must be able to always maintain confidentiality.

Skills and Knowledge:
  • General knowledge of various medical procedures, views, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional areas.
  • Ability to educate patients and/or families as to the nature of disease and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment according to physician protocols, guidelines, or instructions.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and handle a high volume of interactions (phones, patients, etc.).
  • Ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to perform standard clinical procedures according to established protocols.
  • General knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and electronic health record (EHR).

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the incumbent encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Work has frequent exposure to blood-borne pathogens, communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, and other conditions common to a medical practice setting.

Work is completed in a normal office environment and involves frequent contact with staff, patients, and the public. The noise level is moderate. Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with people who are angry or upset. This position may involve working at various community clinics and may require extended hours as needed.

Physical Demands:
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by the
Incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for prolonged periods of time and talk and hear.

Some standing is required as well as walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, stretching, and climbing stairs. This position requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment. The ability to observe details at close range and communicate information and ideas so others will understand. It is necessary to view and type on computer screens for long periods and work in an environment that can be very stressful. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

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