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Cedars-Sinai Medical Assistant II - Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, California

The Medical Assistant supports the physician and nursing staff in the delivery of health care by performing a variety of medically related tasks.Serves as an advocate for patient and utilizes appropriate resources.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES ANDRESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Greet patients.

  2. Manages patient care flow

including but not limited to:

a) Room patients

b) Direct patients if ancillary services are


c) Notify physician of patient status

  1. Prepare patients for provider by

recording current medications in medical record

  1. Takes vital signs and record in

medical record as directed

  1. Assess patient needs and s appropriately

sets up exam room or procedure rooms

  1. Assist provider during


  1. Perform designated diagnostic

tests as directed by provider

  1. Draw, prepare and properly label

designated lab work and/or specimens as directed by provider

  1. Administer immunization,

injections, or oral medications as ordered by provider

  1. Assist in scheduling follow-up


  1. Answer patient calls in timely


a) Monitor voicemail communications from


b) Communicate patient questions or concerns to


c) Follow-up communications to the patient as

requested by provider

  1. Verify completeness of medical

record by reviewing previously ordered studies or documentation, ensures that documents

are placed in the appropriate location within the record if using paper records

  1. Communicates clinical findings

and information obtained from the patient to the provider

  1. Assist with provider

correspondence and communications as directed for clinical care

  1. Provide support in performing QA

measures or controls for suites

  1. Recognizes and communicates potential

patient safety issues

  1. Initiates and completes

appropriate administrative and quality documentation including security and

occurrence reports

  1. Supports appropriate ordering of

medical supplies demonstrating basic understanding of cost containment

  1. As necessary, may

function as a scribe:

a) Accompany the physician

during the patient encounter.

b) Transcribe the physician

dictated patient history, including history of present illness, review of

systems, past medical, surgical, family and social histories, medication and


c) Transcribe the physical

examination findings and procedures as performed by the physician.

d) Transcribe the results of

laboratory and radiographic studies as directed by the physician.

e) Transcribe patient education

and explanations of risks and benefits as performed by the physician.

f) Pend orders for referrals,

tests, medications and procedures as directed by the physician.

g) Prepare and edit scribed

document for physician review and signature.

Educational Requirements:

Graduation from accredited California Medical Assistant school; have national certification as Medical Assistant; or documented equivalent military experience or training.

License/Certification Requirements:

Medical Assistant certificate required. BLS/CPR from American Heart Association required.


  1. 2 - 5 years of years of

experience in outpatient medical setting preferred

  1. Basic Life Support (BLS)

certification required. Must obtain AHA Healthcare Provider certification.

  1. Phlebotomy certified through Medical Assistant training

  2. Intermediate computer skills

  3. Proven customer service skills

  4. Understands and is able to support

patient care flow

  1. Ability to prepare patient for

office visit/procedures

  1. Obtain vital signs and

accurately record data

  1. Obtain and record current

medications that patient is using

  1. Perform basic testing, specimen

collection and prepare lab work/specimens for pick up

  1. Understands the 7 rights of

medication administration

  1. Understanding of principles of cleaning,

sterilization or autoclaving

  1. Ability to assist 2 or more

providers in clinical care

  1. Recognizes potential patient

safety issues

  1. Ability to problem solve and

prioritize work assignments

  1. Basic understanding of insurance


  1. Ability to schedule patient

appointments for phlebotomy, testing or other procedures

  1. Basic knowledge and skills

necessary to transcribe patient care as directed by a physician in a legible,

clear manner.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.