Penn Highlands Healthcare

  • * General Clinical Medical Assistant Application

    Job Location US-PA-DuBois
    Posted Date 7 years ago(9/4/2012 4:00 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    1st Shift (Day)
    Full Time
  • Overview

    The best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!


    Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at Penn Highlands DuBois (PHD), like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.


    Penn Highlands DuBois (PHD) offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, PHD is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.

    The Medical Assistant, in support of the physician or mid-level provider will assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of patient care in the office.  He/she will be required to coordinate the care with other DRMC services, or outside health care providers.  The Medical Assistant will serve as a liaison between the physician, the mid-level provider and all other health care providers.  


    * Complies with DRMC polices and procedures, with accreditation agency requirements, federal, state, or local law and regulations.

    *Observe patient presenting themselves for registration by asking questions and noting physical signs for serious medical and/or psychiatric problems which may require immediate medical attention.

    *Interviews patients, measures vital signs, such as pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height, and records information on patients' charts using age appropriate procedures.

    *Compile and record patient medical history, problem list, medications and other pertinent data for providers.

    *Communicating pertinent information to providers, supervisors and co-workers to ensure patient follow through.

    *Maintaining patient medical record.

    *Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients.

    *Drapes patients with covering and positions instruments and equipment. Hands instruments and materials to doctor as directed.

    *Performs the following laboratory tests according to procedure:

    a)          Accu Checks for glucose

    b)          Macroscopic urinalysis (dipstix)

    c)          Occult blood

    d)          Hemoglobin by Hemacue

    e)          Rapid Strep

                   Serum Pregnancy

                   Performs QC and takes appropriate action when QC is out

                   Centrifugation of blood specimens


    *Performs the proper procedures to obtain specimens for laboratory tests, i.e., blood, cultures, 24-hour urine, fasting specimens, nasal smears, and urinalysis.

    *Performs phlebotomy techniques for adult and pediatric venipuncture in various sites, i.e., arm, hand, and wrist;  for finger sticks and heel sticks.

    *Demonstrates knowledge of all phlebotomy equipment, i.e., needles, tubes, etc. and routine laboratory requests, and specimen requirements. Attaches the proper referral form with orders forwarded to DRMC West Laboratory for blood specimens.

    *Performs EKG’s by attaching and connecting electrodes and monitoring for abnormal patterns and keying information into machine.

    *Edits and forwards EKG final results to physician for analysis and interpretation.

    *Performs IM and subcutaneous injections and/or immunizations.

    *Assembles equipment such as tourniquet, needles, disposable containers for needles, blood collection devices, gauze, cotton, and alcohol on work tray according to requirements for specified tests or procedures.

    *Schedules test and procedures by telephone or fax with appropriate departments as directed by the physician.

    *Collects payment from patient and secures it until it can be delivered to DRMC Business Office.

    *Inventories and orders medical supplies and materials.

    *Maintains through knowledge of basic office procedure, equipment, and policies.

    *Copies medical records, completes insurance forms and reports, handles all internal and external communications and correspondence.

    *Files charts using numerical and color coding system.

    Other duties as directed.






    • High school diploma or equivalent required.
    • Completion of a Clinical Medical Assistant program or completion of a Medical Assistant program with 2 years hands on experience performing clinical duties.
    • Experience in administrative office procedures within a physician office preferred.
    • CPR certification from the American Heart Association within the first year of hire required.
    • Certification as a Medical Assistant or cerification within two year of hire required.



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