Penn State Health Medical Assistant Certified - SMG Pediatric Clinic Downtown in Reading, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Group

Location: US:PA:Reading

Work Type: PRN

FTE: .19

Shift: Day

Job Summary:

Provides care and support to patients under the direction of the Physician and/or Advanced Practitioner. Contributes to the planning and delivery of patient focused care.

Essential Duties:

  • Greet and prepare patients for the practitioner. Provide patient mobility assistance, as necessary. Obtain and record vital signs and other appropriate information, such as height, weight, drug allergies, current medications and presenting problem.
  • Assist with diagnostic tests and clinical procedures.
  • Manage patient flow ensuring enough time for patient and family education. Screens, communicates and responds to patient needs appropriately within the scope of authority.
  • Prepare, clean and sterilize instruments and maintain equipment; keep patient exam rooms clean and orderly; dispose of contaminated items according to the facility Exposure Control Plan; anticipate Practitioner's needs for medications, supplies and equipment and plan accordingly.
  • Document procedures and interactions in patient's medical record.
  • Schedule patient appointments and perform other clerical duties as needed.
  • Actively participate in continuing education, required meetings and participates in committees as requested.

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Must have a current Medical Assistant National Certification.

Experience:

  • In the last three- (3) years, one (1) year experience as a Certified Medical Assistant in a clinic or acute care setting preferred

Licensure/Certification:

  • Must have a current Medical Assistant National Certification.
  • Must have a current American Heart Association "BLS" Provider certification

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times
  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values:

Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.

Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.

Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.

Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality. + Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times + Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines + Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members + Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.