JOB SUMMARY: Performs selected nursing, administrative and clerical duties that assist in patient care management, following established standards and practices.
72 hours per pay period
Position is open until filled.
Must have graduated from an accredited school for Medical Assisting
Current certification for medical assistant or certificate of completion from skills obtained
BENEFITS: free single health, dental, vision and life insurance, SDRS retirement, PTO/ESL
POSITION SCOPE: Applicant should be caring, energetic and efficient. Clinic experience is desired, but not required.
For more information, contact Jenna Dawson, Clinic Director or Jen Burton, Clinic Nurse Manager at 605-472-0510 or the HR Department at 605-475-7406.
Applicants may access online applications on the www.redfield-sd.com website to print off and submit to PO Box 420, Redfield SD, 57469.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Obtaining vitals and record vital signs
- Observing and recording signs and symptoms
- Preparing patients for examination
- Perform venous blood withdrawal
- Administer non-intravenous injections
- Assisting with patient examinations or treatments
- Operating office medical equipment
- Collecting routine laboratory specimens (urine, nasal pharyngeal swabs, blood)
- Performing basic laboratory testing (Glucose, Urine Hcg, Strep Screen, SFOB, Urine dip)
- Administering medications by unit dosage. (May administer medications from either a single or multi dose vial as long as the supervising physician assures appropriate training, competence, and assumes ultimate responsibility for administration of such drugs)
- Transmitting prescriptions to a pharmacy pursuant to their supervising physician’s written or verbal order
- Applying bandages/splints to extremities
- Suprapubic catheterizations only
- Reporting diagnostic lab findings to patients only after appropriate interpretation by the physician
- May perform office procedures including all general administrative duties
- Assist patients with indigent medication program enrollment and ordering, with RN assistance when necessary
The medical assistant’s scope of practice does NOT include:
- Injection of insulin
- Arterial blood withdrawal
- Administration of medications which require calculation of a dose
- Patient education. Education may be provided in pre-printed format only
- Assessment of patients’ body systems
- Offer advice
- Count narcotics