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Medical Assistant - Internal Medicine Clinic

UCLA HEALTH - Santa Monica, CA
Job DutiesUnder the supervision of a designated clinical staff member, act as a staff person in the ambulatory care setting; assisting in providing total patient care, maintaining high standards of care, and recognizing normal and abnormal signs and symptoms of life threatening emergencies.

Job QualificationsAbility to travel to Westwood/LAX locations for mandatory two or four-week training upon hire. A medical assistant diploma/certificate from a secondary, post-secondary, or adult education program in a public school authorized by the Dept. of Education, in a community college program provided for in the Education Code, or a post-secondary institution accredited or approved by the Bureau of Post-secondary and Vocational Education in the Dept. of Consumer Affairs. Current and valid CPR certification with ability to administer CPR. Venipuncture certification. Knowledge of normal and abnormal symptoms and life threatening medical problems. Ability to skillfully administer oral, IM and subcutaneous medications. Ability to obtain accurate vital signs and drug refills. Ability to assist in medical emergencies and office procedures. Knowledge of medical terminology. Interpersonal skills to interact with patients, families, ancillary departments, physicians and co-workers in a courteous and compassionate manner. Verbal skills to effectively convey sensitive information in a courteous manner in person or on the telephone. Skill to accurately perform a 12-lead EKG. Ability to follow proper channels of policies & procedures, communication & work standards. Ability to organize tasks to facilitate smooth work/patient flow. Ability to be flexible in working both back and front office to facilitate smooth workflow. Knowledge and ability to set up and assist physician with any procedures within ones scope of practice. Ability to perform accurate quality control and patient sample testing for waived tests. Knowledge of all safety requirements when handling biohazardous specimens or contaminated instruments. Knowledge of MSDS and emergency treatments. Ability to work overtime in cases of emergency. Ability to be punctual and maintain a satisfactory attendance record. Skill in maintaining a harmonious work atmosphere, practicing excellent customer service. Ability to push, pull or carry 30 lbs or more.

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