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.
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
- Prepare patients for provider by
recording current medications in medical record
- Takes vital signs and record in
medical record as directed
- Assess patient needs and s appropriately
sets up exam room or procedure rooms
- Assist provider during
- Perform designated diagnostic
tests as directed by provider
- Draw, prepare and properly label
designated lab work and/or specimens as directed by provider
- Administer immunization,
injections, or oral medications as ordered by provider
- Assist in scheduling follow-up
- 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
- 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
- Communicates clinical findings
and information obtained from the patient to the provider
- Assist with provider
correspondence and communications as directed for clinical care
- Provide support in performing QA
measures or controls for suites
- Recognizes and communicates potential
patient safety issues
- Initiates and completes
appropriate administrative and quality documentation including security and
- Supports appropriate ordering of
medical supplies demonstrating basic understanding of cost containment
- 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.
Graduation from accredited California Medical Assistant school; have national certification as Medical Assistant; or documented equivalent military experience or training.
Medical Assistant certificate required. BLS/CPR from American Heart Association required.
- 2 - 5 years of years of
experience in outpatient medical setting preferred
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
certification required. Must obtain AHA Healthcare Provider certification.
Phlebotomy certified through Medical Assistant training
Intermediate computer skills
Proven customer service skills
Understands and is able to support
patient care flow
- Ability to prepare patient for
- Obtain vital signs and
accurately record data
- Obtain and record current
medications that patient is using
- Perform basic testing, specimen
collection and prepare lab work/specimens for pick up
- Understands the 7 rights of
- Understanding of principles of cleaning,
sterilization or autoclaving
- Ability to assist 2 or more
providers in clinical care
- Recognizes potential patient
- Ability to problem solve and
prioritize work assignments
- Basic understanding of insurance
- Ability to schedule patient
appointments for phlebotomy, testing or other procedures
- Basic knowledge and skills
necessary to transcribe patient care as directed by a physician in a legible,
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.