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Medical Assistant CDC

Company: Waterbury Hospital
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Job Description:

Great opportunity for an MA experienced in stress testing and cardiac rhythm identification. This diagnostic cardiology position responsibilities includes obtaining 12-lead EKG's, performing holter monitor downloads and assisting in performing stress testing while maintaining room flow and operating testing equipment under the supervision of a nurse. Also, MA provides support to the Anticoagulation Clinic as assigned.
SCOPE OF POSITION: The Medical Assistant works as a team member performing clerical and clinical duties in the cardiac diagnostic center's noninvasive testing area and anticoagulation clinic, supporting and working under the supervision of the center's nursing staff. The MA is responsible for the safe and timely throughput of patients at the center, including completion of records before and after the center visit. RESPONSIBILITIES: -- Prepare patients for noninvasive testing by explaining test, answering questions, taking blood pressure and weight, completes pre-test paperwork ie: reason for test, risk factors, completes phlebotomy and prepares skin for lead placement, and obtains12- lead EKG.

  • Assist nursing and nuclear staff with stress testing: enter patient information in stress lab system, connect electrodes, take rest and stress blood pressures and perform testing functions as required, assuring patient safety.

    • Obtain INR fingerstick for anticoagulation patients, call patient with result and dosing, advises date for recheck, answer patients' questions, advise generally on common issues related to diet, significance of high or low result. Documents in Cerner. Arrange for and follows-up on home draw INR with the lab

      • Recognize situations to defer to clinical staff and relay appropriate questions or information to the nurse for follow-up.

        • Maintain records for referred/scheduled patients who cancel or delay scheduling, no show for appointment, require future scheduling and follows up per office protocol. Maintain ACC overdue lists and work list per protocol.

          • Coordinates home point of care testing by maintaining lists of patients, following up with patient for questions, tracking and receiving home monitors, scheduling teaching visits and follow-up visits. Reconciles information with Home POCT company for consistency and is liaison with this company

            • Maintains data on overdue patients in the Anticoagulation Clinic. Involves contacting patients, corresponding with patients via certified mail, tracking correspondences and communicating status of attendance to referring physician.

              • Complete changes on read test results, requests re-signature as needed, scan to hospital and practice systems, as needed, fax result to provider within office policy timeframe

                • Perform front desk check-in; verify insurance and demographic information, updating information as needed; troubleshoot and resolve pending order information or insurance issues.

                  • Receive testing/ACC referral orders, calls patient. Schedule and register patient verifying time, provide instructions, complete all appropriate fields, launch and verify insurance, prepare chart, complete pre-admission forms.

                    • Works with registration, patient accounting and HIM departments to make correction and changes to patient information, complete charge reconciliations and respond to medical coding questions.

                      • Answer phones, take clear message for clinical staff, answering questions or otherwise researching and providing appropriate response

                        -- Maintain medical records, file or scan to records as required. Release medical records per policy. Prepare medical records for archiving maintaining archive records.

                        • Maintain patient confidentiality by completing and safeguarding medical records and patient information

                          • Maintain safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following established standards and procedures; complying with regulations.

                            • Keep supplies stocked: place orders for medical supplies, receive supplies and restock. Consider budget when requesting supplies. Know how to operate office based equipment. Keep equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; requesting preventive maintenance or calling for repairs as required.

                              • Orient and mentor new staff as requested. Participate in hospital and departmental meetings, completes required updates and education.

                                • Take initiative to take on new tasks, assist others to complete daily work, take ownership of work and learn new information.


                                  • Graduate of Medical Assistant program or one year comparable experience in an outpatient/inpatient or physician office setting providing direct patient care.

                                    • Phlebotomy skills required. Working knowledge of aseptic/sterile technique and Infection Control principles.

                                      • Working knowledge of cardiac rhythms
                                      • Holter monitor download and preliminary analysis of findings training and experience

                                        • Knowledge of medical terminology.

                                          • CPR/BLS certified

                                            • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

                                              • Understands principles of customer service

                                                • Ability to work as a team member in a fast paced environment

                                                  • Must have basic computer skills and ability to access internet and other programs applicable to Waterbury Hospital procedures.

Keywords: Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury , Medical Assistant CDC, Healthcare , Waterbury, Connecticut

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