Position Overview: Medical Assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians and other health practitioners running smoothly. Responsibilities: Report to clinical coordinator or practice administrator Perform nursing procedures under supervision of physician or physician assistant Assist physician and physician assistant in exam rooms Escort patients to exam rooms, interviews patients, measure vital signs, including weight, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and document all information in patient s chart Give instructions to patients as instructed by physician or physician assistant Ensure all related reports, labs and information is filed is available in patients medical records prior to their appointment Keep exam rooms stocked with adequate medical supplies, maintain instruments, prepare sterilization as required Take telephone messages and provide feedback and answers to patient/physician/pharmacy calls Triage and process messages from patients and front office staff to physicians and physician assistants Maintain all logs and required checks (i.e. refrigerator temperatures, emergency medications, expired medications, oxygen, cold sterilization fluid change, etc.) All other duties as assigned by clinical coordinator or practice administrator Keep in mind that the responsibilities of your medical assistants will also vary based on practice location, as the legal scope of practice varies by state. For example, some states require medical assistants who perform certain procedures, such as blood draws, ultrasounds or EKGs, to have license to do so, while some states do not. Many practices leave it up to the physician to make decisions about a medical assistant s scope of responsibility, since they are technically working under the license of the physician. Knowledge: Medical assistants must have knowledge of: Healthcare field and medical specialty Medical terminology Grammar, spelling, and punctuation Knowledge of EHRs (if applicable) Skills: Exceptional customer service and phone etiquette Ability to maintain effective and organized systems to ensure timely patient flow The ability to perform phlebotomy and administer injections Education High school diploma; some college preferred Medical assistant certification