ASSISTANT MEDICAL III INFECT DISEASE PR

Cleveland Clinic in Wellington, FL

  • Industry: Healthcare - Allied Health - Others
  • Type: Full Time
position filled
**Description:** **BASIC FUNCTION:** To provide care for clinic patients following established standards and practices. Performs a variety of assisting procedures of a routine nature requiring limited skills. Monitors and responds to patient needs and concerns as directed by the patient's physician. Also performs phlebotomy and EKG under the direction of the physician. **SUPERVISORYACCOUNTABILITY:** Supervises Medical Assistant I and IIs when necessary. **NATURE AND SCOPE:** Under the direction of the Physician, the Medical Assistant III's primary responsibility is to become independent in assisting the Physician with performing all procedures regularly performed in the office environment. **PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:** Supports the mission, vision and values of the hospital. Responsible for working in a safe and protective manner at all times keeping in mind that safety and environmental hazards are the responsibility of all employees for themselves, other staff members and patients. Assists physicians in all aspects of practice. Performs phlebotomy and/or EKG's as requested by physicians. Provides direct and individualized care based on the application of scientific principles under the supervision of the physician. Prepares patients prior to the physicians examination by carrying out certain procedures; screening and recording pertinent pre exam data, vital signs, heights and weights as applicable, obtains specimens. Sets up, prepares equipment and assists the physician with patient exams, testing and/or special procedures, pelvic exams, pap smears, suturing biopsies, EKG's, minor surgeries, etc. Ensures that appropriate special consents are provided and obtained if appropriate. Performs general care to patients and administers medications and treatments under the supervision of the physician. Observes, records and reports patient's condition and/or reaction to medications and treatments to the physician. **CORE COMPETENCIES:** Maintains good relationships with patients and other staff members. Works well with other people. Demonstrates ability to effectively deal with difficult customers (e.g., patients, co-workers, physicians, visitors, auxilians). Defuses problems. Must be able to communicate clearly with staff and patients both verbally and in writing. Must be able to hear and communicate on the telephone. Must have manual dexterity and visual acuity to use office equipment. Maintains current knowledge of trends in the healthcare field. Must have basic computer skills. **MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:** High School graduate or equivalent required. Completion of a Medical Assisting course or equivalent CPR required. Medical Assistant Certification preferred. Phlebotomy Certification preferred. Radiology Technologist (one licensed tech is required on-site) preferred. Minimum of 5+ years of experience in clinical setting, required. **CCIRH IS A DRUG AND NICOTINE FREE WORKPLACE** The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities </script>

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