Medical Assistant, Pediatrics
Company: Sutter Health
Location: Los Altos
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Organization: PAMF-Palo Alto Medical Foundation PAD Position
Overview: -Provides clinical and clerical support to providers and
members of the patient care team(s) by performing a variety of back
office and patient-related tasks supporting the delivery of
high-quality patient care. Helps ensure smooth patient and workflow
within the department and assists the patient care team in
implementing the medical plan of care. Integrates education,
technical competence, and patient interaction skills to gain
confidence and cooperation from the patient, their family/support
group, and other healthcare providers. Performs all duties under
the direction of a clinician. Job Description: These Principal
Accountabilities, Requirements and Qualifications are not
exhaustive, but are merely the most descriptive of the current job.
Management reserves the right to revise the job description or
require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the
job change (for example, emergencies, staff changes, workload, or
--- Manages rooming and patient flow by preparing and escorting
patients to examination rooms.
--- Provides clinical support and patient care by obtaining
appropriate identification and medical information from the patient
and/or their family/support team.
--- Performs vital signs, tests and collects/prepares specimens
according to clinician orders.
--- Supports physicians and patient care team to perform medical
procedures and patient examinations by preparing the room,
equipment, instruments and/or supplies appropriate for the
--- Administers treatments, injections, and skin tests, and
collects patient specimens as directed by a physician.
--- Maintains equipment and understands procedures and treatments
performed by clinicians.
--- Mentors and fosters a constructive learning environment that
helps students and new medical assistants build confidence in their
skills, knowledge, and abilities.
--- Performs general clerical tasks: answers phones and relates
messages as appropriate; retrieves, enters, updates and transcribes
patient data in the electronic health record system (eHR); reviews
and revises patient appointments.
--- Prepares and completes accurate documentation related to
patient care, including healthcare activities, administration of
medications and communication with patients.
--- Ensures that routine and priority tasks are completed within
established departmental time frames.
--- Maintains a clean, neat, and safe working environment,
including cleaning and disinfecting equipment and exams rooms after
--- Inspects and calibrates equipment accordingly for proper
operation and records the quality control (QC) results, reporting
any malfunctions to the supervisor.
--- Maintains strictest confidence of all patient protected health
information (PHI) and protects all PHI from accidental,
intentional, or inappropriate disclosure.
--- Performs quality care in compliance with department standards,
policies, and procedures, as well as local, state and federal
regulatory agencies to deliver the highest level of patient privacy
--- Prepares, administers, and documents medications and treatments
in accordance with state and federal regulations.
HS Diploma: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma
Other: Completion of a course of study consistent with the
requirements for Medical Assistants as specified by the Medical
Board of California.
OR Other: Equivalent Sutter Health Training program.
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE
BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider
DEPARTMENT REQUIRED CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE
Affiliate: Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation;Menlo Park Surgical
Hospital;Palo Alto Medical Foundation;Sutter Maternity and Surgery
CenterCMA-Certified Medical Assistant
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AS TYPICALLY ACQUIRED IN:
1 year requires basic clinical and practical experience as
typically acquired in a similar environment.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
General knowledge of various medical procedures, views, and
Basic understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and
Competent and validated in basic Medical Assisting skills such as
taking vital signs, preparing patients for exam, and administering
Ability to interpret a variety of data and instructions, furnished
in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Possess written and verbal communications skills to explain
sensitive information clearly and professionally to diverse
audiences, including non-medical people.
Well-developed time management and organizational skills, including
the ability to prioritize assignments and work within standardized
operating procedures and scientific methods to achieve objectives
and meet deadlines.
General knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft
Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook) and electronic health record
-prioritize assignments and work within standardized policies,
procedures, and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet
-work independently, as well as be part of the team, including
accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with
-identify, evaluate and resolve standard problems by selecting
appropriate solutions from established options.
-build collaborate relationships with peers and other healthcare
providers to achieve departmental and corporate objectives.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS
See required physical demands, mental components, visual activities
& working conditions at the following link: Job Shift: Days
Schedule: Full Time Shift Hours: 8 Days of the Week: Friday,
Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday Weekend Requirements: Rotating
Weekends Benefits: Yes Unions: No Position Status: Non-Exempt
Weekly Hours: 40 Employee Status: Regular Number of Openings: 1
Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers
EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans. Schedule/Shift: Regular/ Days
Keywords: Sutter Health, San Francisco , Medical Assistant, Pediatrics, Other , Los Altos, California
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