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Medical Assistant-Physician Office *Up to $2000 Sign On Bonus*

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The Medical Assistant works directly with nursing services in caring for injured or ill patients, based upon the age of the individual served. Patients served may include: Infants – newborn to 2 years of age: Pediatric – 2 years to 10 years of age: Pediatric/Young Adult – 10 to 18 years of age; Adult – 18 to 65 years of age; Geriatric – over 65 years of age.

Reports To:

RN Case Manager and/or the Practice Manager.


  • Must be a graduate of an approved school of Medical Assisting, certified by an accrediting body.
  • Must be BCLS/CPR certified every 2 years according to the Michigan Heart Association Guidelines.
  • Demonstrates stress management, clinical competence, personal acceptance of responsibility and accountability, promotes positive interpersonal relationships and maintains confidentiality.
  • Must demonstrate a daily commitment to the Standards of Behavior and Core Values of BCMH.

Position Duties: Essential

  • Follows established standards of nursing practice and implements facility policies and procedures.
  • Observes infection control procedures related to nursing.
  • Demonstrates increased clinical competence by providing direct patient care to varied patient populations. Participates in continuing education programs and shows interest in advancing nursing technical skills.
  • Evaluates and updates nursing care plans to meet the changing needs of the patient.
  • Obtains report, recording sufficient information to implement appropriate follow up action.
  • Prioritizes nursing care.
  • Assists supervisor with pertinent information concerning nursing care.
  • Documents in EMR, patient assessment, treatment, procedures, and evaluation of patient’s response to the physicians plan of care.
  • Informs the supervisor of patient condition changes.
  • Effectively carries out physician orders affecting patient’s plan of care.
  • Works with the RN/LPN to develop and implement individual patient teaching plans.
  • Insures patient rights are honored.
  • Obtains documents quantitative assessment data including patient HT/WT, TPR/BP.
  • Assists patient with ambulation using braces, walkers, canes, and/or crutches.
  • Transfers patient safely to and from carts and examining tables.
  • Assists and/or provides personal and oral hygiene.
  • Changes surgical dressings, sterile dressings, irrigates and packs wounds, and collects appropriate specimens for diagnostic evaluation.
  • Administers and documents oral, IM/SQ, topical and suppository medication.
  • Administers oxygen therapy.
  • Teaches and provides pre-operative/post-operative care.
  • Complies with HIPAA requirements for security and confidentiality.
  • Observes all infection control and safety policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of BCMH Corporate Compliance plan, Code of Conduct and reporting process of any compliance concerns.
  • Shall be responsible for completing educational requirements.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

Position Duties: Marginal

  • Checks emergency supplies and equipment for safety.
  • Obtains consent for procedures.

Physical Activities: Essential

  • Balancing
  • Climbing
  • Crouching
  • Keying
  • Grasping
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Stooping
  • Repetitive Movement

An individual in this position will be required to carry or lift weights in the range of:
Up to 25 pounds frequently
Up to 50 pounds occasionally

Sensory and Communicative Activities: Essential

  • Feeling
  • Hearing
  • Seeing
  • Smelling
  • Speaking

Environmental Exposure:

  • Inside environmental conditions
  • Blood borne pathogens
  • Physical hazards
  • Chemical hazards

Position Responsibility:

Performs tasks assigned by the Registered Nurse according to accepted policies and procedures in the hospital.

Demonstrates accountability for his/her performance by:
A. Fulfillment of job description requirements
B. Punctuality and dependability in attendance requirements
C. Adhering to the nursing service dress code.

Identifies need and pursues continued education and self growth by:
A. Identification of learning needs through self evaluation and the performance appraisal process.
B. Seeks formal/informal instruction to meet identified learning needs.

Attends and participates in staff/personal development programs:
A. Utilizes and shares information obtained at staff development programs.
B. Attends mandatory in-services.

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