Title Medical Assistant-Cancer Center ^22012 

Req Number 10-01369  

Open Date 8/9/2010  

Description

Medical Assistant-Cancer Center Summary: Assists the nursing staff and physicians by maintaining an efficient operation with the goal of delivering optimal, technical patient care. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 1.0 Assists nursing staff and physicians by performing various duties related to patient care. • Does simple data collections and tabulation for statistical purposes • Coordinates patient flow through assigned area(s) • Assigns patients to appropriate geographic areas (exam rooms, infusion bays, etc) • Accurately logs and files patient information as requested • Faxes signed release of information consent to appropriate facility as requested • Obtains lab and test results as requested by MD from EPIC and other WUVH/UHA systems/departments • Obtains radiology results from WVUH/UHA systems as requested by MD • Contacts outside facilities and ancillary departments for recent patient testing results as requested by MD • Delivers the faxed testing results to the MD for review • Obtains and documents patient data such as age, height, weight, intakes and outputs, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, pulse oximetry, allergies, medication/immunization list and patient functional screening as requested by MD. Reports abnormal findings to RN/MD • Performs adult and pediatric phlebotomy and capillary puncture as ordered • Obtains patient point of care and clinical lab specimens as ordered; accurately completes quality control testing and documentation • Arranges specimen transport to laboratory assuring delivery within half-hour of collection • Answers patient phone calls, documents information and reports to MD. • Calls patients with instructions from physician; documents telephone encounter • Completes patient phone calls to verify appointment date and times; documents telephone encounter • Schedules appointment/s as necessary • Reports changes in patient’s condition to a RN / MD • Checks the integrity of the patient’s monitoring, invasive devices and oxygen as requested and reports back to MD; intervenes in emergency situations to ensure patient safety • Assists health care team in emptying wound drains, urinary catheter and other catheter drainage units • Assists health care team by performing tasks such as answering phone, paging staff, and minor clerical duties in the designated area under the supervision of a physician • Provides total care within scope of practice, related to activities of daily living • Provides respiratory support by properly setting up equipment needed for oxygen administration • Administers intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections (excluding chemotherapy agents) as prescribed by physician • Explains post-visit instructions to patients and significant others accompanying the patient. Reports status to RN / MD prior to transfer or departure from the department • Responds to emergency situations • Applies specialized step-by-step knowledge of entire procedures to assist as a member of the medical team or to personally conduct procedures • Takes corrective action independently or as a team member • Orders supplies and restocks supplies in the patient care areas at defined times • Monitors supplies for outdated items and returns to Materials Management or discards as appropriate • Safely transports patients and patients’ possessions, supplies, equipment, instrumentation, labs and blood to and from various areas • Runs errands as directed in a timely manner, including specimens to pathology 2.0 Assists with procedures performed by a physician or physician extender including: bone marrow biopsy, skin biopsy, MOHS, breast exam, pelvic exam, colposcopy, LEEP, lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, paracentesis, suturing, drain removal • Removes sutures under the direction of a physician and after competency validated • Performs preoperative skin clip preps, holds extremities during surgical preps, lifts, moves, and assists in positioning patients during procedures • Performs unit responsibilities to include: documenting on procedure records and completing patient charges for procedures as appropriate. • Explains post-procedure instructions to patients and significant others accompanying the patient. Observes patients for adverse effects and reports to RN/MD prior to transfer or departure from the unit or hospital • Assists with the training and certification of staff members and Fellows on proper care and maintenance of procedure equipment. • Responsible for coordination, maintenance, and ordering of supplies, instruments and equipment for procedures as appropriate. 3.0 Maintains a safe, clean, sanitary environment. • Maintains safe and clean staff work areas • Maintains safe, clean, orderly unit equipment and supply areas • Follows infection control guidelines to ensure unit safety and prevention of cross-contamination • Maintains clean patient areas before and after use as needed • Cleans and prepares work and patient care area for next shift • Performs terminal room cleaning procedures or isolation room clean up in patient care areas if necessary • Monitors use and working condition of equipment • Reports all necessary equipment repairs to appropriate personnel according to departmental standards in a timely manner • Assists with processing of instruments between cases (wash and sterilized by heat/autoclave or high-level disinfection) • Assists with preparation of various cleaning and lubricating solutions used in decontamination of instruments, equipment and rooms • Performs basic maintenance tasks as needed, i.e. change cubicle curtains, etc • Transports trash and linen to designated staging area as needed • Monitors halls, keeping them free of extra equipment, allowing for easy patient and equipment transportation; retrieves appropriate equipment as needed for unit operations. 4.0 Other duties/projects as assigned Performance Standard: Adheres to the established Performance Expectations for WVUH employees in the areas of People, Service, Performance Improvement, Shared Values & Culture. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Required to position or lift patients. Must have ability to lift up to 40 pounds. May need to transport a patient on a stretcher or wheelchair. Position requires standing for prolonged periods of time. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in both a clinical and/or office environment. Position is frequently exposed to blood and body fluids and various chemicals associated with equipment disinfection/sterilization.

 

Position Requirements

• Graduate of a Medical Assistant Program • Medical Assistant Certification required • One-year experience as a Medical Assistant preferred • Position requires contact with patients, nursing staff, physicians and other ancillary personnel both within and outside of the working area. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required. • Ability to respond quickly to varying demands from the staff and patients. Will do data collection and tabulate statistical reports. • Required to position or lift patients. Must have ability to lift up to 40 pounds. Able to transport a patient on a stretcher or wheelchair. Position requires standing for prolonged periods of time. • Work is performed in both a clinical and/or office environment. Position is frequently exposed to blood and body fluids and various chemicals associated with equipment disinfection/sterilization. *Above qualifications may be waived in lieu of significant relevant experience.

 

Department CANCER CENTER ^055  

WVUH Shift Day  

WVUH Full-time/Part-time Part-time (20 to 40 hours)  

Internal Transfer Only No  

About the Organization Looking for a challenge? If you are motivated, talented, and eager, there's a future for you at WVU Hospitals. We are looking for people with the desire to make a difference in healthcare.

WVU Hospitals, a 531-bed tertiary care center, teaching institution, that includes:
Ruby Memorial Hospital
WVU Children's Hospital
Chestnut Ridge Center (behavioral medicine)
Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center
Physician Office Center
Eye Institute
Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center
Betty Puskar Breast Care Center
WVU Heart Institute
Clark K. Sleeth Family Medicine Center
Rosenbaum Family House
Cheat Lake Physicians
Urgent Care
Center for Reproductive Medicine
Pain Management Center
Wound Management Center
Sports Medicine Center
Sleep Evaluation Center
WVUH-Eastern Division (in the eastern part of the state)

Our employees are our most valuable asset. We offer competitive pay and benefits because we want to attract and retain employees who will support our mission of high quality patient care.
 

WVUH Hours per Week 32  

Notes to Applicant None Specified  

WVUH Start/End Time varies  


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