Medical Assistant - Children's Heart Clinic
Company: The University of Oklahoma
Posted on: June 9, 2021
OU Health Physicians is Oklahoma's largest Physician group and
encompasses almost every adult and child specialty.
POSITION INFORMATION: 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.
Physician Assistance. Assists physician or other medical
personnel in the examination process as required or necessary.
Performs order entry to electronic medical records, i.e.,
prescription refills, lab orders, radiology orders, etc.
Patient Placement. Places patients in exam rooms. Drapes and
positions patients for appropriate exams or procedures. Assists in
restraining or controlling patients (infants, children, geriatrics,
Test Performance. Performs routine tests on patients such as
audiograms, vision, spirometer, EKG, rapid strep, urinalysis, and
urine pregnancy tests. Assists with cardiovascular stress tests,
fetal non-stress tests, and OB ultrasounds.
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 and
pharmacies. Obtains authorizations and referrals.
Nursing. Performs various nursing duties such as suture removal,
casting and steristrip applications, administration of injections,
venipunctures, breathing treatments, ultrasound therapy, and
hydroculator therapy. Assists with both surgical and non-surgical
Chaperoning. Chaperones examinations and patients.
Supply Maintenance. Responsible for stocking exam rooms, taking
inventory, ordering supplies, and sterilizing instruments and/or
Scheduling. Makes scheduling arrangements with other healthcare
professionals and facilities.
- As Needed. Performs various duties as needed to successfully
fulfill the function of the position.
Education: High school diploma, GED, or graduated from an
accredited Medical Assistant Program
Experience: 6 months experience in patient care as a Medical
Assistant or 6 months performing electronic order entry as a
Certifications/Licenses: CPR Certification and Certified Medical
Assistant, Registered Medical Assistant or qualified ABR-OE
Equivalent: Will accept a student who has completed an
internship/externship and graduated from an accredited Medical
Assistant program in lieu of required experience
Knowledge of basic medical terminology
Ability to interact professionally with healthcare practitioners
Ability to effectively communicate information
Ability to observe and obtain information from all relevant
Ability to work as a team player
Must be detail oriented and able to complete work tasks
Ability to maintain composure even in difficult situations
- Ability to be understanding and sensitive to needs of
OU Health Hospitals and OU Health Physicians are merging into
one clinical enterprise. This position will transition employment,
along with existing staff, to OU Health Physicians as of July 1,
Keywords: The University of Oklahoma, Norman , Medical Assistant - Children's Heart Clinic, Other , Norman, Oklahoma
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