At Stony Brook Medicine, our Medical Assistants perform clinical, laboratory, and clerical support activities in hospital ambulatory services, outpatient clinics, and laboratories. Incumbents assist physicians or other medical personnel in providing patient care, preparing patients for procedures and examinations, recording vital patient data, and performing standardized routine laboratory procedure such as phlebotomy, patient specimen collection, and specimen processing. Incumbents also perform routine support activities such as greeting and directing patients, producing reports, answering telephones, gathering and entering data, and scheduling appointments.
Non-supervisory; performs clinical duties at least 50% of the time in accordance with prescribed procedures.
Medical Assistants function under the direct supervision and guidance of nursing personnel in the performance of assigned duties physicians, and other medical personnel. The supervisor oversees and instructs them in how to perform special procedures and techniques, spot-checks work and provides overall direction, control and guidance. Abnormal findings or conditions are referred to the supervisor for review, confirmation, and further intervention. Medical Assistants must share pertinent information regarding patient care with physicians and nursing personnel. During an emergency situation, these positions are expected to immediately get the assistance of physicians and nursing personnel but their assistance to gather the necessary equipment during such situations may be required.
Clinical and Supportive Activities:
Place patient in the examination rooms and document using the medical record, (electronic, paper) inclusive and not limited to medications, vitals and main reason for the visit.
Perform screening and measuring procedures, which include but is not limited to, height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, EKG and documentation of above.
Maintain an adequate supply of medical inventory in each exam room.
Ensure the cleanliness for each exam room.
Prepare rooms for each patient and for specific procedures as needed.
Order supplies as needed.
Adheres to protocol for patient flow.
Prepares patient for exam or laboratory test. Answers routine questions relative to procedures and assists physician with the examination process, including chaperoning patients during clinical exams.
Prepares and distributes patient information packets relating to the nature of the specific illness and/or medical procedure.
Assists patient who have difficulty ambulating. Escorts and transports patient to other areas.
Checks lab orders, processes patient orders and performs specimen collection per order.
Pre-cleans, prepares, and high level disinfects instruments according to established procedures and disposes of contaminated supplies in accordance with established procedures.
Assist physician with procedures.
Under the direction of a registered nurse/ physician , obtains peripherally drawn blood specimens; obtains and transmits 12 lead EKG; obtains, documents, and notifies registered nurse regarding blood glucose level results obtained via point of care testing; and performs glucometer quality control checks per established policies.
Adheres to hospital policy regarding HIPPA, OSHA, Universal precautions, and proper Patient Identification as per SBUH policy and procedure.
Summons assistance in emergency situations and obtains needed equipment.
Does not perform duties that involve use of professional judgment, critical thinking, assessment, or provision of skilled care.
Greets patients and family, directs and escorts them to appropriate locations, and responds to routine visitor questions, monitors patient flow and communicates with patient as needed.
Schedules appointments, including return visits or additional laboratory tests, provides necessary patient visit instructions, and handles appointment changes.
Answers phones, screens and routes calls as appropriate, and takes complete and accurate messages. Refers problematic phone calls to appropriate party, pages, staff, and contacts other areas of hospital as necessary for information.
Answers routine patient questions related to scheduling, and additional testing that has been ordered.
Prepares daily patient scheduling reports.
Maintains stock in patient care area, conducts inventory, and reorders medical and office supplies based on established requirements using automated and manual purchase order processes.
Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program of one year in duration; or
Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program which is less than one year in duration and post Medical Assistant Program experience in a clinical/health care setting that together equals at least one year; or
License, limited permit, or eligibility for a limited permit to practice as a Practical Nurse in New York State, or Licensed Practical Nurse certification.
Experience with EMR.
BLS or Heart Saver certification.
Current certification for Medical Assistant.
Must be physically capable of safely executing the duties and responsibilities required of the position. Physical demands may include:
Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking, lifting, pushing and/or transferring of patients.
Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching.
Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.
All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients' lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island's premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region's only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County's only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation's first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.
Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.
This function/position has been designated as "essential." This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.
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Official Job Title: Medical Assistant
Job Field: Nursing Support
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Breast Care Center-Stony Brook University Hospital
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