Medical Assistant - Cancer Treatment Center
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have, as a minimum, one (1) year of experience as a Medical Assistant. Individual must be bilingual in English/Spanish.
Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the patients served. Must be knowledgeable of medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to the CTC. Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with CTC staff assisting in the care of patients. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence if required. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages if required. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic computer skills.
Under the general direction of the RN, the Medical Assistant carries out all assignments given by the Director and Physicians. Is responsible for adhering to all Standards of Nursing Care and for promoting teamwork among coworkers.
The primary purpose of this position is to carry out all assignments given relative to the safe and efficient operation of the Cancer Treatment Center (CTC) and the care of CTC patients and in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the facility and Medical Assistants, and the operational policies and procedures.
The Medical Assistant prepares exam rooms, provides point-of-care testing, performs technical services within their Scope of Practice and collects lab specimens as directed. The Medical Assistant also provides patients with health information as directed by the physician, and performs other patient care related duties as requested.
Must be able to work normal/scheduled working hours which may include Holidays, call-backs, weeknights, weekends, and on-call in the Director's absence. Agrees to participate, as directed, in emergencies and community disasters during scheduled and unscheduled hours.
Needs to recognize that they have an affirmative duty and responsibility for reporting perceived misconduct, including actual or potential violations of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, or this organization’s standards/code of conduct.
The employee must work well under pressure, meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines; and the incumbent shall at all times demonstrate a cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors from all departments of the Hospital and government agency employees.
The Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit, qualifications, potential and competency. The Hospital policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion (all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices) marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or a record or history of cancer, and genetic characteristics), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. Discrimination can also include failing to reasonably accommodate religious practices or qualified individuals with disabilities where the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship. All such discrimination is unlawful.
The Hospital is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the Hospital operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Hospital, including supervisors and coworkers.