A certified healthcare provider employed by Erlanger Health System is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of patients under the direction of an RN, LPN, physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. The medical assistant assists in the delivery of health care for patients in the ambulatory areas of Erlanger.
This position is involved in a team-based approach to care. Team members are trained to meet the highest level of function for their role as per the State of Tennessee/Georgia guidelines. Is trained and assigned (as per their role and responsibilities) to coordinate care for patients and is trained and assigned to support patients/families/caregivers in self-management, self-efficacy and behavior change. Is trained and assigned (as per their role and responsibilities) to manage the practices patient population. Participates in the practices quality improvement process and performance evaluation.
High School diploma/equivalent. Completion of an accredited (or seeking accreditation) Medical Assistant Program or completion of a governed Medical Assistant program. De-escalation training, if applicable
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
BLS completed prior to going to the unit/ department and maintained going forward
Clinical Medical Assistant Certification
Department Position Summary:
The employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in physician practice. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. The individual must be able to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs. The individual must be able to provide the care needed as described in the units policies and procedures. This is done through evaluation of direct supervisor by direct observation, or discussed verbally or written.
Erlanger Medical Center