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Medical Assistant - Deerfield Beach - UMMG Ambulatory Clinics

Company: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Location: Deerfield Beach
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

UMMG Ambulatory Clinics is currently seeking a Certified Medical Assistant to work in our Deerfield Beach campus. The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) shall perform multi-skilled tasks to assist the medical providers. The MA shall assist patients healthcare management and clinical procedures in a culturally competent manner utilizing evidence-based standards of quality, safety, and service. The MA provides hands-on care to patients, while adhering to regulatory requirements, standards of care, and institutional policies and procedures, under the direct supervision and responsibility of a licensed physician. The MA shall abide to ethical and legal standards of professional practice, recognize and respond to emergencies, and demonstrate professional characteristics.

The MA provides care within the philosophy, mission, and objectives as well as within the policies and procedures of the Department of Nursing and the University of Miami. As a professional, monitors the quality of care provided and nurtures a compassionate environment. The MA works directly with the Nurse Manager/Nurse Supervisor and/or Charge Nurse to ensure a safe delivery of care that supports the UHealth mission.

CORE JOB FUNCTIONS

Caring Science

  • The Medical Assistant (MA) provides overall care with loving kindness.
  • As a member of the team, the MA will utilize creative methods to meet the individual needs and requests of patients. Helps support patients hope and faith.
  • Respects patients spiritual beliefs and practices. Creates a safe comfortable environment that allows the patient to heal themselves physically and spiritually.
  • Establishes a helping-trusting relationship with the patients during their stay with us.
  • Responds to patients as a whole person, helping to care for their needs and concerns.
  • Encourages patients to speak honestly about their feelings, no matter what they are feeling.
  • Supportive of patients beliefs regarding a higher power especially if they believe it will allow for healing.

    • Establishes Trusting Relationships by creating and maintaining a conducive climate for healing by being present to the patient and family, identifying and managing discomforts; providing emotional support.
    • Adapts to changing work demands and environment.
    • Monitors safety and compliance to standards and policies by adhering to University of Miami and unit-level policies and procedures in order to safeguard the University of Miami assets.

      COVID-19 Testing Site Specific:

      • Collects COVID-19 specimen while wearing protective gear
      • Perform vaccine injections, medical treatments, and lab routine tests
      • Cleans and prepares treatment room for patients usage
      • Assist practitioner with patients physical examinations or procedures
      • Schedules patients for tests and completes required forms for laboratory work.
      • Maintains accurate and complete patient records and documentation.
      • Escorts and transport patients to various hospital locations.
      • Adheres to the University of Miami and State governed policies and regulations to safeguard patients, personnel, and the University of Miami assets.

        Organization and Work Role Functions

        • Priorities and integrates multiple requests and work expectations by setting priorities, performing tasks appropriately, and seeking assistance as needed.
        • Contributes to team building through participation in unit programs and meetings.
        • Contributes to positive morale, using constructive and effective conflict resolution skills.
        • Learns and utilizes the available technology resources for communication, documentation, and locating pertinent information regarding clinical situations, diagnosis, and treatments.
        • Attains educational knowledge and competence that reflects current clinical practice skills.
        • Demonstrates commitment to lifelong learning and is responsible for his/her own professional development and maintenance of knowledge regarding the patient population and assignments.
        • Communicates clearly and in a timely manner to patient and family, as well as the appropriate team members, ensuring compliance with all regulatory guidelines (i.e., HIPAA). Uses best practices for transition of patient care.
        • Meets diverse communication needs of patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).

          Professional Practice

          • Performs professionally all clinical practice skills within standards and guidelines, relevant statues, rules, and regulations.
          • Accepts and provides focused constructive feedback and guidance with loving kindness in a manner that provides growth and maintains self-esteem.
          • Incorporates protocols and standards of care into daily practice.

            This list of duties and responsibilities are not intended to be all-inclusive it may expand to include other duties or responsibilities, as deemed necessary for the betterment of clinic operations.

            CORE QUALIFICATIONS

            Assists with physical examinations by preparing treatment/exam room with proper supplies, instruments, and materials, as directed by the physician. Prepares patients for physicians care with basic instruction and information regarding examination procedures. Performs routine laboratory tests. Takes vital signs and documents in patients medical record. Observes and reports patients signs or symptoms or changes in signs or symptoms. Administers allowable medication (See list) as directed by the physician. Assists in patient care activities such as walking. Escorts and transports patients to various hospital locations. Cleans and/or sterilizes medical instruments while observing principles of sterile technique. Schedules patients for tests and completes required forms for laboratory work. Maintains accurate and complete patient records and documentation. Orders, stocks, and inventories supplies, and assists in performing clerical duties. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.



            Education:

            High school diploma or equivalent

            Certification and Licensing:

            Certified Medical Assistant by the AAMA, NHA or Registered is required

            Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers Certification

            HIV Certification is required

            Experience:

            No previous experience required



            The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

            UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

            Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

            The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click for additional information.

            Job Status:

            Full time

            Employee Type:

            Staff

            Pay Grade:

            h83

Keywords: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Deerfield Beach , Medical Assistant - Deerfield Beach - UMMG Ambulatory Clinics, Healthcare , Deerfield Beach, Florida

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