Huggins Hospital

Medical Assistant/Radiology Tech

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/23/2018 3:31 PM)
Job ID
2018-2371
# Positions
1
Location: State/Province Full Name
New Hampshire

Overview

Under the general supervision of the Practice Manager and Radiology Manager, is responsible for assisting the Physicians and other licensed medical providers with direct patient care and for conducting routine X-ray procedures, while treating patients in a respectful, confidential, and family-friendly manner.

 

This is a full-time position at Moultonborough Family Medicine.

Qualifications

Education: Graduate from an A.M.A. approved school of Radiologic Technology is required.  Graduate of approved Medical Assistant Program is preferred and/or graduate of an accredited school of Phlebotomy.

Experience: One to two years X-Ray experience.

Licensure: Must be registered with the ARRT, RT required.  Registered with the New Hampshire Board of Registration for Medical Technicians.

Responsibilities

Patient Access Functions/ Clinical Support Functions

  • Accepts and returns patient calls under the supervision of the nurse or provider, using appropriate telephone etiquette.
  • Schedules appointments and completes orders for patients for appointments, procedures, tests, and/or consultations with other providers as requested by the provider
  • Prepares the examination room with needed supplies, instruments, and equipment and maintains room in a clean manner
  • Greets patients in a professional, friendly manner, escorting them to exam rooms.
  • Prepares/instructs/positions and drapes the patient.
  • Ensures the provider is on schedule being mindful of emergencies and unexpected interruptions
  • Obtains patient samples in accordance with regulations and best practice.
  • Performs appropriate sample processing based on requested tests including sample quality assessment, centrifugation, separation and proper storage as needed.
  • Prepares specimens and documentation for processing or transportation to processing facility.
  • Ensures proper sample labeling including two unique identifiers. Cares, cleans, and sterilizes equipment per instruction or established procedures.
  • Provides age appropriate instructions to patients for optimal specimen collection and sample.
  • Keeps drug closets clean and organized while ensuring that all medications are current and disposing of expired medications or sample medications per pharmacy procedures.
  • Disposes of used supplies properly and follows all established infection control and biohazard policies and procedures.
  • Calls orders to pharmacies for medications under the direction and supervision of the provider.
  • Completes and processes HMO referrals, pre-certifications or pre-approvals as needed.
  • Confirm all patient identity with two identifiers.

Clinical Direct Functions

  • Documents patient's chief complaint, medical history and completes pertinent forms
  • Performs phlebotomy and venipuncture in accordance with regulation and best practices
  • Performs capillary blood collection in accordance with regulations and best practices
  • Performs venipuncture and capillary collections utilizing age appropriate technique
  • Performs EKGs, PFTs, rapid strep, pregnancy tests and other tests that may be ordered by the provider.
  • Assists in minor procedures such as pap smear, suturing, dressing changes, catheterizations and casting. Practices aseptic and sterile techniques as needed.
  • Prepares and administers medications as directed by a provider and in accordance with license.
  • Provide the patient with educational materials as requested by the provider. Instruct patients about medications diet and exercise.
  • Keeps drug closets clean and organized while ensuring that all medications are current and disposing of expired medications or sample medications per pharmacy procedures.

Radiology

  • Operates all fixed radiographic equipment according to specifications and policies.
  • Performs all traumas according to the policies.
  • Performs X-rays in accordance with all safety regulations.
  • Uses appropriate shielding at all times.
  • Address any safety concerns immediately to the Manager of Medical Imaging.
  • Properly clean and store lead irons according to protocol.

EMR Utilization Functions and Quality

  • Utilizes the current Electronic Health Record to complete the documented Best Practice Workflows accurately.
  • Documents and updates the patient's medical history within the EMR guidelines, including: vital signs, past medical history, social history, surgical history, family medical history
  • Completes the daily work list (order tracking, tasking, document import) providing timely care and response to the patients
  • Ensures timely reporting and charging of X rays.
  • Ensures all computed and digital images are properly archived on Synapse.
  • Scan all documents in a timely manner.
  • Push X-Ray images to other hospital per policy.
  • Burn CD’s and enters tech notes into each exam completed.
  • Performs Physician Laboratory order review for completeness and medical necessity.
  • Performs electronic and or manual order entry and reviews any ABN’s with patients.
  • Perform CLIA waived testing in accordance with regulations and department best practices as trained and deemed competent.
  • Maintains competency as required by CLIA regulations and Laboratory policy.
  • Participates in the Laboratory Quality Control (QC), Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Improvement (QI) policies and projects.

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