Sep 17, 2020

Medical Assistant - Woodland Hills/Topanga Mall

  • UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Job Description

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.