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2/22/2019
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Medical Assistant-Certified
Piedmont Healthcare | Atlanta, Georgia
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Job Description

JOB PURPOSE: Responsible for providing a variety of patient care activities under the supervision of a physician, physician extender, or registered nurse in accordance with established guidelines and standards.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Meets and greets patients
* Obtains appropriate patient information and medical history
* Accurately completes and documents patient medical and physical histories and other related items in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
* Records vital signs; Performs EKG, spirometry and or other similar office procedures
* Aids the physician, extender, and or nursing staff during treatment, examination, and or testing of patients - may include injections and immunizations
* Prepares and maintains examination/treatment rooms, including inventory of supplies and equipment
* Under the supervision of a licensed personnel, distributes educational information and instructions for patient care, diagnostics, and other appropriate treatments
* Coordinates telephone and inbasket requests to refill prescription drug medications in accordance with physician instructions
* Advises physician and or nurse of patient's adverse reaction to medication and/or treatment to medication and/or treatment
* Attends required meetings, in-services, and participates in committees as required

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:

High School diploma or GED.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

None

MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:

None

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

ACLS through the American Heart Association: required as needed by the practice. School: Graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant program accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES); or similarly recognized accrediting organization or completion of a Nursing Assistant program. BLS required. Previous experience in medical office environment, such as internship. Certification: Candidate must possess a certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA); or a similarly recognized certifying organization

AHA BLS Required

Disclaimer

The above information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

About Piedmont Healthcare

PBH is committed to collaborative partnerships that include consumers, community stakeholders, providers, elected officials, and other governmental agencies in all aspects of our role as Regional Systems Manager. As a Systems Manager, PBH strives to be open, responsive, and transparent in the execution of our responsibilities. We recognize that self evaluation is essential in measuring our performance against our Mission and Values, and that there will always be the need for continual improvements. PBH is responsible for services to the people of Cabarrus, Davidson, Stanly, Rowan, and Union Counties. These counties are located north and east of Charlotte, in a geographic area that is both rural and urban, and which has a rapid population growth. PBH with its population of 644,000 is the largest multi-county program in North Carolina, and and the third largest program in the state. PBH's role is to manage financial resources and direct services to people in need of mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse care. These services are provided through a network of Provider Agencies and Licensed Practitioners that are located across the five counties and which are under contract with PBH. Our goal is to develop a system that is driven by consumer and family priorities, and which is capable of making continual adjustments to meet the changing needs and choices of our citizens in need of services and supports. The values of Recovery, Self-Determination, Person Centered Planning and Consumer and Family driven services are the foundation of the system that is being reengineered at PBH, as part of North Carolina's Mental Health System Reform Initiative. In June 2003, the Secretary of the Division of Health and Human Services, Carmen Hooker Odom, designated PBH as the Demonstration Project for North Carolina. As the state's demonstration, PBH will be fully implementing the principles of reform that were endorsed by the General Assembly in the Mental Health System Reform Legislation of 2001, reflected in North Carolina's state plan Blueprint for Change published in 2002, and that were affirmed by the President's New Freedom Commission Report of July, 2003. The PBH Demonstration Project will demonstrate how to reengineer the current system in order to develop a local/regional system of care that includes as its core principles, consumer empowerment, best practice implementation, partnerships with Providers, and extensive community collaboration with citizens, advocates, and community agencies. The PBH Demonstration Project will also demonstrate a strategic partnership between PBH and the Department of Health and Human Services, the Division of MH/DD/SA Services, and the Division of Medicaid in bringing to life public policy derived from the System Reform legislation of 2001.

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