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Medical Assistant - ORL

Company: The University of Oklahoma
Location: Norman
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

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, etc.).

  • 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 procedures.

  • Chaperoning. Chaperones examinations and patients.

  • Supply Maintenance. Responsible for stocking exam rooms, taking inventory, ordering supplies, and sterilizing instruments and/or equipment.

  • 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 qualified ABR-OE

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 and patients

  • Ability to effectively communicate information

  • Ability to observe and obtain information from all relevant sources

  • 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 others

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, 2021.

Keywords: The University of Oklahoma, Norman , Medical Assistant - ORL, Other , Norman, Oklahoma

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