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As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, our community hospital is being supported with more resources than ever before. Duke LifePoint combines Duke University Health System's unparalleled expertise in clinical excellence, quality and patient safety with LifePoint Health's financial resources and extensive operational experience - making our hospital even stronger. Duke LifePoint Healthcare's pledge to our hospital and the communities we serve is quality, expertise and commitment. Quality is the cornerstone of Duke LifePoint, and it is the central focus of everything the organization and our hospital strive to achieve. Duke LifePoint pledges to bring a wealth of expertise and resources to strengthen the already excellent care our hospital delivers. And, Duke LifePoint's commitment is to work collaboratively with our hospital to make our community healthier by strengthening local healthcare delivery for the future. For more information about Duke LifePoint, visit www.dukelifepointhealthcare.com. Job Description: Adheres to and supports the mission, purpose, philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures. Adheres to HIPAA compliance plan and privacy standards. Demonstrates support for organizational compliance by being knowledgeable of compliance responsibilities as expressed in the Code of Conduct; adhering to federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and corporate policies and procedures policies that affect his/her specific job functions/responsibilities; and reporting compliance issues/concerns in a timely and appropriate manner. Assists in the assessment of patient needs and health plan by taking vital signs, history, medication listing, assessing visual acuity and determining chief complaint. Assesses patients physical and mental status. Completes all necessary documentation in the patients medical record in accordance with practices charting policy. Prepares equipment and assists physicians with medical treatments, exams and medical procedures. Administers prescribed oral medications and gives intramuscular and subcutaneous and intradermal injections. Performs venipunctures, CLIA-Waived and non-CLIA Waived lab testing. Maintains a clean, orderly and safe environment for patients and visitors. This includes cleaning, sterilizing, and storing instruments in accordance with practice policies. Stocks rooms in preparation for the daily work schedule. Takes inventory of medical and exam room supplies. Complies with established personal protective equipment requirements necessary for protection against exposure to blood and other potentially infectious body fluids, chemical disinfectants, radiation, and other hazardous substances. Arranges for specialized consultations and appointments for testing as ordered by the physicians. Notifies appropriate insurance personnel to pre-certify surgeries or tests ordered by the physician or other health care provider, which require pre-certification by the insurance company. Answering office phones, assisting front desk in scheduling appointments and directing calls appropriately. Assists in checking out patients and assists them with referral processing and scheduling process. Assist in other functions of the physician practice as needed. High school diploma/GED required with completion of an accredited Medical Assisting Program. CMA or RMA Certification. Current CPR certification with AHA.
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