ResponsibilitiesIn this role, you will
support the physicians by participating in total patient care in the ambulatory
setting, recognizing normal, abnormal signs of symptoms and life-threatening
emergencies. Act as a staff person in the office assisting with total patient
care. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs, medical
histories, injections, venipunctures and preparing patients for examination.
Deliver excellent customer service while interacting with patients and manage
smooth patient care flow. Prepares patients for the provider by reviewing
current medications and provide a record of documentation in the patient chart.
Ability to set up exam rooms for general office visits, and procedure rooms
based on patient visit needs. Provide assistance to the physician during
examination or procedure as needed. Assist with scheduling needs, which includes
answering and returning phone calls with physician input. Communicate all
significant clinical findings to Physician and serve as an advocate for the
patient utilizing appropriate resources.
QualificationsKnowledge of normal and
abnormal symptomology and life threatening medical problems. Current CPR
certification - American Heart Association or Red Cross. Ability to skillfully
administer oral, IM and subcutaneous medications. Ability to perform
venipuncture with skill, adhering to all OSHA PPE safety requirements. Ability
to obtain accurate vital signs and drug refills. Ability to assist in medical
emergencies and office procedures. Ability to use computerized patient care
systems. Knowledge of medical terminology. Skill to accurately perform a 12-lead
EKG. Ability to assist in orientation of new staff. Ability to order medical and
clinical supplies and maintain adequate inventory. Ability to organize tasks to
facilitate smooth work/patient flow. Knowledge to schedule patient for referrals
to specialists. 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 such as, but not limited to audiometry, spirometry, O2
saturation levels, skin tag and mole removals, ear lavage, colposcopies,
flexible sigmoidoscopies. Ability to perform accurate quality control and
patient sample testing for waived tests. Knowledge of MSDS and emergency
treatments. Ability to work overtime in cases of emergency. 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 Skill and knowledge to maintain current Medical
Assistant Certification. Minimum of two years' experience as medical assistant
in a urgent care/pediatric office.
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.