Medical Assistant 2 - Family Medicine (Fairfax)
Fairfax Family Practice, an Inova Partner in Fairfax, VA is seeking a passionate Medical Assistant 2 to join their dedicated team of healthcare professionals!
As a Medical Assistant 2 for Physicians' Offices/Clinics, you will provide patient care as well as clerical and environmental control services, according to established policies and procedures, in a clinical practice. To help achieve our mission, you will act as a role model and informal leader for other Medical Assistants in the department. Your ability to utilize information to continuously improve patient care and practice while enhancing outcomes is of vital importance. Communicating to physicians regarding patient concerns/flow, follow up appointments and referrals maintenance is required. Collaborating with physicians/staff to provide coordinated, safe and compassionate care for patients is expected.
- Performs daily chart reviews with Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and physicians as indicated by department and/or clinic.
- Demonstrates participation in continuing education activities that enhance/expand professional knowledge and abilities.
- Reports consistent patient data in a concise and thorough manner. Identifies patients' needs at appointment time through written and verbal interactions. Works with other Medical Assistants and clinical staff in guiding patient care under the direct supervision of the provider.
- Performs general patient care responsibilities (e.g. checking schedules and organizing patient flow, recording patient blood pressure and height/weight, accompanying patients to exam/procedure rooms, assisting patients as needed with walking).
- Fulfills environmental responsibilities (e.g. setting up instruments and equipment according to protocol, cleaning exam/procedure rooms and instruments/equipment between patient visits, ordering/storing supplies, restocking exam/procedure rooms).
- Demonstrates compassion and caring in dealing with others. Uses unbiased observations when caring for patients and reporting to the physician for care concerns.
- Assists with the identification of actual and potential risks to patient safety. Records "Safety Always" events and identifies causes of safety events along with the manager/director and the clinic staff. Works with clinical leaders to decrease safety events.
- Organizes medical records including Laboratory results, X-ray results, consultations, progress notes and any other information required by the provider.
- Experience: One year experience working in a clinic, hospital or healthcare setting.
- Education: High School or GED
- Certification: Medical Assistant (MA) Certification; Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association
- Special Skills: Medical terminology proficient, verbal and written communication skills, point-of-care testing abilities, and vaccination protocol.