Under the direction of the Program Director of the Hyperbaric Medicine Department, the Medical Assistant serves in various administrative and clinical capacities throughout the organization to facilitate patient care and service excellence. This position also serves as back-up in the delivery of patient care appropriate to the level of his/her medical training, licensure, and/or certification when needed.
High School diploma or GED
Must have one of the following:
- Certificate from an approved Nurse Aide training program, or
- EMT certificate, or
- Five years prior hospital or sub-acute experience, or
- Medical Technician Associate Degree.
Ability to make independent decisions which impact upon work flow, identification of changing patient needs and consequences of role as they relate to actions of entire medical team.
Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with patients and their families that demonstrate recognition of cultural diversity.
Basic analytical skills in order to gather data, complete comparisons, interpret and report outcomes to the nurse or document on the medical record.
Must have excellent customer service and telephone skills.
Ability to manage and perform multiple tasks simultaneously in a changing work environment.
Basic computer skills.
Ability to maintain focused attention to detail.
Possess the ability to stand or walk for long periods of time.
Must possess the ability to occasionally lift/carry up to 75 lbs.
Must possess the ability to frequently push/pull more than 100 lbs.
Must possess the ability to frequently bend, squat, kneel and reach above shoulders.
Must possess the ability to occasionally climb steps/ladder.