Medical Assistant Urology

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Medical Assistant Urology
The medical support staff at 21st Century Oncology/Asheville Urological Associates is a specifically trained group of individuals who have demonstrated expertise in dealing with urology patients and their special problems. The Medical Assistant assists the doctor, as needed, to ensure the health and safety of our patients. PURPOSE: RESPONSIBILITIES: Remain with physician at all times in the exam room unless asked to step out or sent to schedule a study.Assisting the doctor in all aspects of the patient's initial consultation, and Weekly status checks Routine follow-up examinations Any emergency visits that are needed.Scheduling and follow-up on all diagnostic studies that are ordered including proper documentation and obtaining physicians signature on test result.Responsible for acquiring results and notifying said results on all interim reports to the Physician and then to chart.Charting information of patient progress on weekly status check sheets and scuts. Copy of notes (scut) to Front Desk Receptionist in the applicable office.Drawing of blood for various lab tests that are sent out in applicable office. Following up on results of lab including obtaining physician's signature on test results.Attend annual OSHA/Biomedical update meetings and application in the clinical setting of the updates. Practice of safety precautions and wearing of personal protective equipment when needed.Documentation of medications that the patients are currently taking, and document any new medications prescribed by our physicians while under our care. This includes the name of the medication, dose and amount prescribed, physician prescribing, instructions, date and nurse's initials.Documentation of any samples given to patientResponsible for charting patient's vital signs, initial weight, and all follow-up weights.Responsible for obtaining all signed permission slips for patients who are radioactive prostate seed implants only.Verifying that the allergy sticker is completeOften need to assist or perform cathing of patients for various simulations.Once aware, responsible for reporting or verifying all patient problems as reported to appropriate personnel.Maintain HIPAA rules and regulations as it applies to patient privacy.Maintain open communication with front desk, Physician and office staff as it applies to: Patient add-ons Patients on treatment breaks Changes in treatment plan Maintain licenses, if applicable REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 1 year of experience as a Medical AssistantExperience in urology preferredStrong communication skills-both written and verbal.Professional and reliableGood interpersonal and organizational skillsDemonstrates care and compassion in dealing with patientsAbility to multi-task and be detail orientedGood computer skills Category: Healthcare , Keywords: Medical Assistant