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Medical Assistant

Company: Stony Brook University
Location: Stony Brook
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Required Qualifications: As per Civil Service Standards and Specifications. Must have taken and passed the required Medical Assistant, State Civil Service Decentralized Exam and be reachable on the appropriate current Civil Service list (See "Special Notes"). Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program of one year in duration; or Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program which is less than one year in duration and post Medical Assistant Program experience in a clinical/health care setting that together equals at least one year; or License, limited permit, or eligibility for a limited permit to practice as a Practical Nurse in New York State, or Licensed Practical Nurse certification.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of medical terminology. Exceptional customer service and telephone etiquette. Ability to maintain effective and organized systems to ensure timely patient flow. Computer and/or EMR experience.

Brief Description of Duties: This position requires the medical assistant to provide support to physicians and other clinical staff. The Medical Assistant performs routine clinical and clerical work.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Place patients in the examination rooms and document using the electronic medical record, medications, vitals and reason for the visit.
  • Perform screening and measuring procedures, which include but is not limited to, height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, temperature.
  • Assist with setting up and preparing the patient and equipment for exams and special procedures as needed.
  • Collect blood or other laboratory specimens as requested by physician.
  • Perform routine laboratory tests.
  • Enter proposed orders into Electrical Medical Record for licensed independent provider review and approval.
  • Obtain previous test results from outside labs, radiology, physicians' offices, etc.
  • Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets and physicians' instructions to the patient in a clear and effective manner.
  • Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies according to regulations.
  • Maintain an adequate supply of medical inventory in each exam room.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of each exam room.
  • Prepare rooms after each patient and for specific procedures as needed.
  • Order supplies as needed.
  • Ensure HIPAA and OSHA guidelines are followed at all times.
  • Perform administrative duties when needed; answering phones, scheduling appointments, etc.
  • Create and update telephone encounters when reporting and responding to patients' medical concerns and requests; forward to appropriate staff and medical providers.
  • Adheres to protocol for patient flow (1. Reception, 2. Registration, 3. Triage, 4. Labs, 5. Escort to Provider).
  • Adheres to Visit Completion Protocol (1. Receive encounter and referral forms, 2. Schedule next appointments, 3. Schedule outside referrals at appointed time, 4. Update visit log).
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned by management.

Special Notes: This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Mandatory rehire roster candidates have preference.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.

To be considered for a Medical Assistant position, candidate must have a reachable score on the Medical Assistant Decentralized exam list.

Along with submitting this electronic application, please complete and submit an Application for NYS Examinations and Supplemental Questionnaire by following this link Fully completed applications MUST be submitted to West Campus Human Resources Department by fax at 631-632-4984 along with copies of all supporting documents (certifications/degrees/licenses). You may also mail your application to Human Resource Services, 390 Administration Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794-0751.

There will be no written test as the score is rated on education and experience. The supplemental questionnaire IS YOUR TEST. Please refer to the Civil Service Examination Announcement for additional information prior to submitting your application and supporting documentation.

Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the university, The Office of Equity and Access (OEA) at (631) 632-6280 or visit OEA.

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Keywords: Stony Brook University, New Haven , Medical Assistant, Other , Stony Brook, Connecticut

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