Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
Purpose of Job
The Medical Assistant assists physicians in daily activities such as preparing patients for examination, phlebotomy, injections, medication proposals, and making and receiving phone calls.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assists physicians by reviewing records, preparing patients/exam rooms, and handling prescription renewals/inquiries.
Registered Nurses (RNs) will monitor, record, and report changes in the conditions of the patients and be involved in every aspect of the patients' health. Precision and accuracy in maintaining detailed reports is important in relaying information to the doctors or to the patients. Will prepare, assist, and instruct patients for examinations and treatment and inform family members on health care education topics.
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Standing (Floor Only)
Walking (Floor Only)
Sitting (Phone Only)
Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, C at Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions I
Joint (Floor and Phone)
- Medical Home
Documents all lab, procedures, and appointments on tracking forms.
Completes tracking forms and follows up on missed appointments and procedures.
Assists Health Coaches by working patient lists and scheduling appointments as directed.
At the direction of the provider provides patient and family education to ensure adequate knowledge/awareness and recommends appropriate community resources as needed.
Performs telephone triage to determine patient needs by recording and reporting patient condition to provider and advising patient based on provider instructions.
Maintains work areas to ensure healthy environmental conditions by cleaning and organizing equipment and rooms.
Handles prescription renewals/inquiries to facilitate patient care. Discusses questions with provider and relays information to pharmacy.
Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the “Age Specific Criteria”.
- Prepares exam rooms and equipment to facilitate treatment and examination of patients by setting up instruments/equipment and stocking supplies.
Prepares patient for provider exam by reviewing medical records, weighing patient, checking vital signs, performing medication reconciliation and obtaining information relevant to patient care.
Assists providers to facilitate patient treatment by retrieving tests and medical records and obtaining lab work as directed.
Dispense medications at the direction of a provider to patients. Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse instruct patients and family members regarding education and treatment to ensure patients completely understand how to take the medication correctly.
Assists and/or performs phlebotomy with proper labeling and handling of specimens, accurately completes requisitions, and collects specimens according to standard procedures/protocols and performing and documenting quality control activities.
Ensures accuracy of order entry and completes appropriate documentation without error at least 98% of the time.
- Answering Phone Calls
Returning Phone Messages
Providing Test Results
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
| Date Posted
February 28, 2020
| Date Closes
April 28, 2020
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| SOC Category