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Sr. Medical Assistant Interpreter

Company: The University of Oklahoma
Location: Norman
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Job Description:

At OU Physicians -Tulsa, patients receive the latest medical advancements expected of a leading university clinic. The services and their experience are delivered by a dedicated team with diverse experience. The Medical Assistant, under direct supervision of a physician or other medical personnel, performs routine patient care functions such as physician assistance, patient placement, testing, information gathering, nursing duties, chaperoning, supply maintenance, and scheduling. May coordinate schedules of patients in an outpatient clinic and provide clerical assistance toward the smooth operation of the facility.Our Bedlam clinic is operated by students under the direction of faculty. This position offers a unique opportunity to work with students and the underserved community. This position will include flexible hours on Tuesday and Thursday to accommodate our Bedlam Evening clinical hours of operation. The position is largely administrative and behind the scenes work that is truly rewarding.Representative Duties:* Physician Assistance. Assists physician or other medical personnel in the examination process as required or necessary.* Test Performance. Performs simple routine tests on patients such as spirometer, EKG, rapid strep, urinalysis, and urine pregnancy tests.* Information Gathering. Obtains and records vital signs including body temperature, height, weight, and blood pressure. Takes and documents complaints and patient histories including allergies, immunization histories, etc. Maintains patient confidentiality. Receives and returns telephone calls from or to patients, pharmacies, etc. Obtains authorizations and referrals.* Nursing. Performs various nursing duties such as PFT and PT/INR testing and administration of injections.* Chaperoning. Chaperones examinations and patients.* Supply Maintenance. Responsible for stocking exam rooms.* Scheduling. Makes scheduling arrangements with other healthcare professionals and facilities.* Translation. Translates written English to Spanish speaking patients, clients, family members, etc., and written Spanish to physicians and other healthcare professionals.* Interpretation. Interprets English for Spanish speaking patients, clients, family members, etc., and interprets Spanish for Physicians and other healthcare professionals. Answers any questions that may arise.* As Needed. Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.Education:High School diploma or GED and a qualified ABR-OE (Assessment Base Recognition in Order Entry) or graduated from an accredited Medical Assistant Program.Experience:36 months experience in Patient Care as a Medical Assistant or 36 months performing electronic order entry as a qualified ABR-OE.Certifications/ Licenses:CPR Certified and Certified as a Medical Assistant, Registered Medical Assistant, or qualified ABR-OE.KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:Advanced knowledge of medical terminology.Ability to interact professionally with healthcare practitioners and patients.Ability to supervise.Ability to speak fluent English and Spanish.Ability to read and write English and Spanish.Ability to work independently and as a team player.Must be detail oriented and complete work tasks.Ability to maintain composure even in difficult situations.Ability to be understanding and sensitive to needs of others.Physical Requirements:Outpatient medical environment and exposure dependent upon assignment. The essential functions of this position will involve mobility (walking; being able to stand for long periods of time during patient exams/procedures, etc.). Dependent upon assignment, must be able to lift up to 50 lbs in the function of patient positioning and assistance.Required Attachments:A complete submission for this position will include a resume and letter of interest.A few reasons why employees love working at OU-Tulsa!* Paid time off that begins accruing immediately and bi-weekly pay-cycles.* Paid state government holidays for almost all positions.* Affordable, flexible medical & dental plan options for you & your family.* Want to continue your own education? You will have reduced tuition benefits!.* Free tuition at OU for your qualifying dependents!* Your choice of several affordable and secure retirement plans.* Flexible pre-tax spending accounts for health and child care expenses. Debit card for your health care spending account.* Locations with free employee parking and accessible Tulsa Transit stops.* There's always something going on at OU-Tulsa! Lunch & Learns, free seminars, and ways to become involved with your community.Should you be selected for this position, you may be asked to provide verification of the following as it applies to the position: academic experience, or degree(s); and licensure, or certification.

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