Medical Assistant Trainee
Job ID: R0036861 | Healthcare Specialists | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
Performs a variety of patient care and administrative support functions under the supervision of Medical Center professionals in an ambulatory or outpatient setting.
  • Performs basic clinical skills, as delegated by licensed medical professionals and in accordance with policy and procedure, to promote patient health and wellness.
  • Identifies patients prior to assisting with any intervention.
  • Assists with the collection of patient vital signs and weights and documents accordingly.
  • Assists with the patient rooming process and documents in the electronic medical record, including setting specific patient screenings.
  • Promptly reports abnormal findings and changes in patient condition to the registered nurse, licensed independent professional or preceptor.
  • Assists with patient mobility using safe lifting equipment and following mobility standard operating procedures for safe transfer and positioning practices.
  • Assists providers and clinical team with general patient care, including assisting with physical assessments, examinations and procedures.
  • Assists with preparing examination/procedure room.
  • Assists with preparing and maintaining sterile fields.
  • Assists with patient procedure preparation.
  • Assists with obtaining labels and sending/transporting specimens for diagnostic testing.
  • Observes environment for safety patient and team member safety hazards and immediately reports potential hazards.
  • Observes and adheres to organizational safety policies and procedures including, but not limited to, sharps handling and management of biohazardous materials.
  • Cleans equipment and performs safety checks as needed and per protocol.
  • Promptly reports safety and quality incidents involving patients, staff and/or visitors to a licensed medical professional or supervisor using the institution's quality reporting process.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the institution's fire/emergency/infection control programs.
  • Performs administrative support functions.
  • Completes supply stocking, inventory and ordering as needed.
  • Maintains necessary skills and competencies.
  • Identifies strengths and opportunities for professional development and goals for self-improvement.
  • Completes annual mandatory training activities and regulatory in-service requirements within established timeframes.
  • Maintains attendance and engagement with formal education program.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $16.64 - $25.79 Hourly

  • Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Must be enrolled in a nationally accredited medical assistant program.
  • Experience: No experience required.
  • Licensure: Must complete a nationally accredited certified or registered medical assistant program within 6 months.

Job requires frequent bending and stooping; proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; attention to detail and ability to write legibly; and ability to lift/push/pull 20-50 lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

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Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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