Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Medical Assistant in Lexington, Massachusetts
Job LocationLexington, Massachusetts
Req ID 17662BR
Department Description: Located in Lexington
The BIDMC HealthCare Lexington site is jointly owned by BIDMC and Boston Children's Hospital. We offer a variety of outpatient services for patients living North and West of Boston. Free parking on premises.
Lexington is a busy multi disciplinary specialty clinic. This position supports over 25 providers and 14 specialties.
Looking for someone who has availability to work Monday-Friday between the hours of 8-5pm. Experience in multitasking in a busy clinic environment strongly preferred. Applicants who can travel to our Chestnut Hill and Needham sites would be ideal.
This is a per diem position with no set schedule.Job Location: Lexington, MAReq ID: 17662BRJob Summary: Performs a wide variety of medical assisting activities during patient visits in an outpatient clinical setting. Involves extensive interaction with diverse populations including patients, medical staff practitioners and medical center personnel. At BIDMC, a Medical Assistant in a hospital-based practice is not authorized to perform duties that can be performed only by licensed personnel, which includes, but is not limited to, drawing up medications and/or medication administration or flushing an IV. Medical Assistants may retrieve medications (scheduled VI and over the counter only) under the supervision of a licensed provider.
Performs a wide variety of activities during patient visits and procedures. May include, but is not limited, to vital signs, height and weight, EKGs, phlebotomy and assisting during routine procedures.
Performs appropriate departmental screening, lab tests and specimen collection. Implements quality control standards as required. Provides patients with relevant instructions for specific tests and procedures.
Schedules follow-up tests and appointments using hospital systems. May contact patients with appointment reminders.
Procures and correlates medical correspondences from Health Information Management, providers and administration as directed by department.
Actively assists and supports licensed practitioners by queuing prescriptions for renewal and performing the initial review of medication listings for accuracy in the electronic medical record (Web OMR).
High School diploma or GED required. Vocational or Technical training in Medical Assistant Training preferred.
Certificate 1 Medical Assistant Certificate required.
0-1 years related work experience required.
Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.
Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.
Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.
Independence of Action: Ability to follow general instructions and procedures as provided. Work is monitored by supervisor/manager.
Written Communications: Ability to read, and write in English in order to understand basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively with patients, families and other medical center staff; and respond to basic questions.
Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.