Medical Assistant

  • Location:

    San Francisco

  • Category:

    Medical Assistant (MA)

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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  • Consultant:

    Priya Shethna

 Job Attributes 

Job Title: Medical Assistant I 

Reports to: Site Supervisor or Practice Manager 

Job Summary 

Under general supervision, the Medical Assistant I performs a variety of routine administrative, clerical and technical supportive services to assist medical and nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients. Assists with direct patient care procedures and related tasks and performs medical procedures of a routine nature, as dictated by established clinical procedures. Responsible for clinical duties such as taking vital signs, giving injections, transporting medications, performing simple diagnostic tests, collecting specimens, drawing blood, sterilizing and cleaning equipment and maintaining examination rooms and supplies. Works under the clinical supervision of a licensed physician or as delegated by the physician for patient care activities, and under the general direction of the designated manager/supervisor. May also be responsible for some administrative duties. 

Essential Functions 

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. Employees must abide by Stanford Children’s Health guidelines including but not limited to PCARES, sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients’ rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with Stanford Children’s Health policies, licensure and health screenings. 

? Prepares the necessary equipment and supplies for exam. Maintains inventory of supplies in examination rooms, replenishes as required. Maintains clean and orderly exam rooms, hallways and work areas. 

? Escorts patient to exam room; measures and records vital signs. 

? Prepares patient for examination or treatment and performs routine screening tests. Explains treatment procedures to patients. 

? Reports patient’s concerns and symptoms, reactions, changes (appropriate to age) to licensed clinic personnel. Documents clinical information, including patient phone calls and maintains accurate and complete patient documentation according to medical profession standards. 

? Assists physicians with procedure set-ups, patient procedures and examinations. Administers medication by intradermal, subcutaneous, or intramuscular injections, performs skin tests, 



venipunctures and other technical supportive services upon the specific authorization and supervision of a licensed physician or nurse. 

? Collects and sends specimens to appropriate labs for testing per protocol. 

? Processes requests for prescription refills according to established practice. 

? Other duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications 

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying. 

Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Completion of all requirements in a recognized Medical Assistant training program or equivalent completion of the minimal training requirements as outlined in section 1366 of the Business and Professions Code 

Licensure/Certification: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification. 

? Knowledge of medical terminology. 

? Knowledge of inventory management practices. 

? Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area 

? Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area 

? Ability to educate patients and/or families as to the nature of disease and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment according to physician protocols, guidelines or instructions. 

? Ability to perform standard clinical procedures according to established protocols. 

? Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing. 

? Ability to follow oral and written instructions. 

? Ability to deal with diverse patient/family interactions and demonstrate customer service skills in interactions with all patients, families and staff, including high volume and stressful situations 

? Ability to solve problems and identify solutions 

? Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines 

? Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and handle a high volume of interactions (phones, patients, etc.) 

? Ability to field phone calls and answer questions. 

? Ability to multi-task and to change priorities regularly. 


Physical Requirements/Work Environment 

The work involves considerable physical exertion such as frequent lifting of patients and equipment, bending and stooping, and walking. The work environment involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress which require a range of safety and other precautions, where conditions cannot be controlled. Outpatient clinical setting with ability to travel between work locations as needed. 

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Risk of Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens 

Tasks involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues. The potential for spills or splashes of blood, body fluids, tissues exist in job related tasks.