Stony Brook University Medical Assistant in Stony Brook, New York

Medical Assistant

Description

Position Summary

At Stony Brook Medicine, our Medical Assistants perform clinical,laboratory, and clerical support activities in hospital ambulatory services,outpatient clinics, and laboratories. Incumbents assist physicians or othermedical personnel in providing patient care, preparing patients for proceduresand examinations, recording vital patient data, and performing standardizedroutine laboratory procedure such as phlebotomy, patient specimen collection,and specimen processing. Incumbents also perform routine support activitiessuch as greeting and directing patients, producing reports, answeringtelephones, gathering and entering data, and scheduling appointments.

DISTINGUISHINGCHARACTERISTICS

Non-supervisory;performs clinical duties at least 50% of the time in accordance with prescribedprocedures.

ILLUSTRATIVEDUTIES

MedicalAssistants function under the direct supervision and guidance of nursingpersonnel in the performance of assigned dutiesphysicians, and other medical personnel. Thesupervisor oversees and instructs them in how to perform special procedures andtechniques, spot-checks work and provides overall direction, control andguidance. Abnormal findings or conditions are referred to the supervisor forreview, confirmation, and further intervention. Medical Assistants must share pertinentinformation regarding patient care with physicians and nursing personnel.During an emergency situation, these positions are expected to immediately getthe assistance of physicians and nursing personnel but their assistance togather the necessary equipment during such situations may be required.

Clinicaland Supportive Activities:

  • Place patient inthe examination rooms and document using the medical record, (electronic,paper) inclusive and not limited to medications, vitals and main reason for thevisit.

  • Perform screeningand measuring procedures, which include but is not limited to, height, weight,blood pressure, pulse, temperature, EKG and documentation of above.

  • Maintain an adequatesupply of medical inventory in each exam room.

  • Ensure the cleanliness for each exam room.

  • Prepare rooms foreach patient and for specific procedures as needed.

  • Order supplies asneeded.

  • Adheres toprotocol for patient flow.

  • Prepares patient for exam or laboratory test. Answersroutine questions relative to procedures and assists physician with theexamination process, including chaperoning patients during clinical exams.

  • Prepares and distributes patient information packetsrelating to the nature of the specific illness and/or medical procedure.

  • Assists patientwho have difficulty ambulating.Escorts and transports patient toother areas.

  • Checks lab orders, processes patient orders andperforms specimen collection per order.

  • Pre-cleans, prepares, and high level disinfectsinstruments according to established procedures and disposes of contaminatedsupplies in accordance with established procedures.

  • Assist physician with procedures.

  • Under the direction of a registered nurse/physician, obtains peripherallydrawn blood specimens; obtains and transmits 12 lead EKG; obtains, documents,and notifies registered nurse regarding blood glucose level results obtainedvia point of care testing; and performs glucometer quality control checks perestablished policies.

  • Adheres to hospital policy regarding HIPPA, OSHA,Universal precautions, and proper Patient Identification as per SBUH policy andprocedure.

  • Summonsassistance in emergency situations and obtains needed equipment.

  • Does not perform duties that involve use ofprofessional judgment, critical thinking, assessment, or provision of skilledcare. SupportActivities:

  • Greets patients and family, directs and escorts themto appropriate locations, and responds to routine visitor questions, monitorspatient flow and communicates with patient as needed.

  • Schedulesappointments, including return visits or additional laboratory tests, providesnecessary patient visit instructions, and handles appointment changes.

  • Answers phones, screens and routes calls asappropriate, and takes complete and accurate messages. Refers problematic phonecalls to appropriate party, pages, staff, and contacts other areas of hospitalas necessary for information.

  • Answers routine patient questions related toscheduling, and additional testing that has been ordered.

  • Prepares daily patient scheduling reports.

  • Maintains stock in patient care area, conductsinventory, and reorders medical and office supplies based on establishedrequirements using automated and manual purchase order processes.

MINIMUMQUALIFICATIONS

  1. Completion of anaccredited Medical Assistant Program of one year in duration; or

  2. Completion of anaccredited Medical Assistant Program which is less than one year in durationand post Medical Assistant Program experience in a clinical/health care settingthat together equals at least one year; or

  3. License, limitedpermit, or eligibility for a limited permit to practice as a Practical Nurse inNew York State, or Licensed Practical Nurse certification.

PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS

  1. Experience withEMR.

  2. BLS or HeartSaver certification.

  3. Currentcertification for Medical Assistant.

  4. Previous physician practice outpatient experience

PHYSICALDEMANDS:

Must be physically capable of safely executingthe duties and responsibilities required of the position. Physical demands may include:

  1. Prolonged,extensive, or considerable standing/walking, lifting, pushing and/ortransferring of patients.

  2. Liftingsupplies/equipment.

  3. Considerablereaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching.

Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.

All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients’ lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

This function/position has been designated as “essential.” This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov .

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police

Job Field: Nursing Support

Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook

Official Job Title: Medical Assistant

Department/Hiring Area: Oncology Clinic

Stony Brook University Hospital

Schedule: Full-time

Pass Days: Day Shift

Posting Start Date: Jun 5, 2018

Posting End Date: Jun 19, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Salary: As per civil service guidelines

Salary Grade: SG8

Req ID: 1801389