Medical Assistant CDC
Company: Waterbury Hospital
Posted on: August 28, 2020
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-
- 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
- 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
-- 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
- 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
- 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
- Must have basic computer skills and ability to access internet
and other programs applicable to Waterbury Hospital procedures.
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