Medical Assistant- Adams Health Center Behavioral Health - PT Days/Eves

Gettysburg, PA | Physician Practices | Tracking Code: 49937

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General Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Clinical Nursing Coordinator, the Practice Manager, or Physician/Advanced Practice Clinician (APC), provides safe, therapeutic, and efficient care and services to patients and their families. Assists in the care of patients, performs treatments, administers medications (if both qualified and appropriately supervised), and reinforces education for patients and their families when appropriate, as directed by their Physician/APC.


Duties and Responsibilities:
1 Obtains and documents reason for visit, patient vital signs to include both pain scale and pulse oximetry as appropriate.
2 Assists providers with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
3 Collects specimens as directed by Physician/APC. Uses appropriate equipment and protocols for collecting, handling, testing, labeling and preparing for transportation to lab including proper identification, storage procedures and techniques.
4 Ensures all patient care areas are adequately stocked with unexpired supplies and medications.
5 Prepares patients for scheduled procedures by assuring patient is undressed and appropriately gowned.
6 Assesses sterility of instruments, ensures they are intact, and supplies are set-up.
7 Sterilizes instruments, equipment and supplies as required, when applicable. Handles and stores instruments, equipment, and supplies appropriately.
8 Completes necessary paperwork, prior authorizations and/or scheduling of appointments for patients who are ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services.
9 Maintains patient records to ensure an accurate record of the patients medical treatment.
10 Adheres to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.
11 Under the direct supervision of a Physician/APC, prepares and administers vaccines, medications, and controlled substances/narcotics as prescribed and as competencies permit. Utilizes the Six Rights of Medication Administration. Asks prescribed screening questions, identifies risks and contraindications, questions and observes for appropriate responses or adverse reactions.
12 Documents and processes prescription requests and refills per Physician/APC order and or policy.
13 Performs basic office procedures, examinations, and/or tests ordered by the Physician/APC and as certified competent (i.e. EKGs, ear lavage, vision tests etc.).
14 Provides health care information materials and reviews with patient and family members as directed by Physician/APC (i.e. VIS sheets etc.).
15 Under the direction of the Physician/APC, tracks, reviews, and monitors the follow-up of diagnostic test results to ensure the Physician/APC have verified and the patient has been notified. Relays information to patient from the provider regarding results and follow-up instructions.
16 Obtains basic health information from patient/family members to review with Physician/APC or clinical resource person at the time of the visit or over the phone. Uses this information to assist Physician/APC in determining the urgency for care or an alternative venue for care for patients with acute problems, should access not be readily available at the practice.
17 Gives basic care information to patients/family members per provider guidelines and instructions.
18 Uses Universal Precautions with every patient and visitor encounter.

Department Description:
WellSpan Medical Group is a large multi-specialty group; servicing patients across south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.   

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Required Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal/communications skills
  • Models team work
  • Self-motivated and dependable
  • Able to work independently
  • Must type 30 wpm with less than 4% error rate
Required Experience
  • BLS Certification
  • Externship in Physician Office setting (4-6 weeks)
  • Associate's Degree or Diploma in Medical Assisting
  • National certification as a medical assistant
  • Experience in behavioral health preferred

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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