JOB SCOPE:Medical Assistant or LVN will perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians and other health practitioners running smoothly. The duties of Medical Assistants vary from setting to setting, depending on the size, location, and type. In addition to administrative duties, Medical Assistants perform clinical duties in accordance to state law, competency, and education. The clinical duties will include but not limited to taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during examinations.
EDUCATION/LICENSURE Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Licensed in the state of Texas to practice as a LVN or graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program. Current certification by accredited Medical Assistant certifying organization preferred.
Position requirements:Able to read and write consistent with job requirements; cognitive skills as related to the position. Proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills. Understanding of medical terminology. Ability to maintain clerical records and prepare reports, to make arithmetic computations, tabulations, to compose routine letters and memorandums without dictation, to understand and follow moderately complex oral and written instructions, to make minor decisions in accordance with procedures and licensure standards and apply them to work problems, to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public. Ability to articulate clearly, in both verbal and written modes, with staff and other agencies. Ability to accept and make constructive use of professional supervision. Ability to maintain professional boundaries with patient population. Understanding of the accountabilities and responsibilities in working in a mental health environment. Performs other duties as assigned. Valid driver's license in state of residence, proof of automobile liability insurance, and a driving record insurable by the Center's insurance carrier.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE BONAFIDE OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS ESSENTIAL TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THE JOB:
Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations; must respond quickly and effectively. Must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions such as noise, conversations and food traffic. Must be flexible and able to complete multi-tasks without overwhelming frustrations. Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp and display accurate perception of objects, size, temperature and texture.Must be able to perceive detailed information through written and oral communication.