Vero Beach, FL
Manpower is representing a client in the Vero Beach area that is seeking to permanently hire Medical Assistants $13/hr.- $17/hr.!
BASIC FUNCTION: To provide care for clinic patients following established standards and practices. Performs a variety of assisting procedures of a routine nature requiring limited skills. Monitors and responds to patient needs and concerns as directed by the patient’s physician. Also performs phlebotomy and EKG under the direction of the physician.
NATURE AND SCOPE: Under the direction of the Physician, the Medical Assistant I’s primary responsibility is to become independent in assisting the Physician with performing all procedures regularly performed in the office environment.
Consistently interacts professionally and cooperatively with customers (e.g., patients, co-workers, physicians, visitors).
Responsible for working in a safe and protective manner at all times keeping in mind that safety and environmental hazards are the responsibility of all employees for themselves, other staff members and patients.
Assists physicians in all aspects of practice.
Performs phlebotomy and/or EKG’s as requested by physicians.
Provides direct and individualized care based on the application of scientific principles under the supervision of the physician.
Prepares patients prior to the physicians examination by carrying out certain procedures; screening and recording pertinent pre exam data, vital signs, heights and weights as applicable, obtains specimens.
Sets up, prepares equipment and assists the physician with patient exams, testing and/or special procedures, pelvic exams, pap smears, suturing biopsies, EKG’s, minor surgeries, etc. Ensures that appropriate special consents are provided and obtained if appropriate.
Performs general care to patients and administers medications and treatments under the supervision of the physician.
Observes, records and reports patient’s condition and/or reaction to medications and treatments to the physician.
CORE COMPETENCIES: Must be able to communicate clearly with staff and patients both verbally and in writing
Must be able to hear and communicate on the telephone
Must have manual dexterity and visual acuity to use office equipment
Maintains current knowledge of trends in the healthcare field
Must have basic computer skills
Medical Assistant certification, preferred
Phlebotomy certification, preferred
Radiology Technologist (one licensed tech is required on site) preferred
Minimum of one year of experience in clinical setting, required