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Community Hospital Medical Assistant- Grand Valley Occupational Medicine , Full-Time in Grand Junction, Colorado

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

(The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. Community Hospital reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this job at any time. All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)

  • Under provider supervision, assists with portions of physical exams as delegated.

  • Accurately records height, weight, blood pressure, pulse.

  • Conducts vision examination

  • Measures and records results of urine dip testing

  • Hearing test: explains procedure to patient, records results

  • Performs routine Pulmonary function test

  • Performs and reads Tuberculin Skin Tests,

  • Inclinometer: Explains procedure to patient, places inclinometers accurately on anatomical landmark, records correct measurement, completes math on form to confirm valid test.

  • Lifting test: Instructs patient in correct lifting technique, demonstrates correct lifting technique, has patient complete lifting in increments, stops and reinstructs patient if technique is wrong, seeks advice from Physical Therapist or Physician Assistant if patient is unable to complete lifting test with safe technique.

  • Administers immunizations following correct technique for injection and needle disposal.

  • Performs daily calibration on required equipment (hearing booth)

  • Performs general administrative and clerical duties:

  • Phones exam results to the person(s) designated by the employer. Maintains confidentiality of results.

  • Enters screening test results into software program accurately with a minimum number of errors.

  • Answers in coming phone calls if receptionist is unable to answer in 3 rings. Provides front desk coverage for receptionist?s lunch and time off.

  • Precisely schedules patient appointments; collects name, date of birth (if available) and phone number of patient, company and tasks/procedures to be performed.

  • Greets all persons at front desk within 5 seconds (may be nonverbal greeting). Determines the reason for visit and gives directions to the person.

  • Registers patients by entering all required demographic information, confirms tasks/procedures to be performed with patient or accompanying documentation.

  • Collects and prepares specimens for pick-up.

  • Collects urine specimens for drug tests following procedures with no fatal flaws and less than one non-fatal flaw per quarter. Faxes MRO copy immediately after collection process is complete as required.

  • Breath alcohol tests are conducted per regulations. Paperwork is accurately completed.

  • Venipuncture is completed per procedure using correct tubes and needle disposal technique.

  • Completes packaging, waybills and other paperwork for specimens to be transported by third party (currier, FedEx, UPS etc.)

  • Employee Health Procedures and Record Keeping

  • Files all health records in employee files, maintaining confidentiality

  • Follows up with new employees for required immunization records and completion of Hepatitis B, MMR and TST series. New employee records are complete within 14 days of physical; immunizations/TST are complete within 30 days of due date.

  • Notifies employees when annual respirator fit testing is due. All required employees are have completed annual forms and/or testing at 90%.

  • Breath Alcohol (BAT) and Urine Drug (UDS) Test Collector trainer

  • Obtains and maintains certification as a trainer for BAT and UDS

  • Provides training for employees in Occupational Health and the Lab according to federal regulations.

  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma with at least 2 years of medical assistance experience.

OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES/LICENSES:

Current Medical Assistant Certification

Current BCLS

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