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Clinical Assistant

at Spectrum Healthcare Partners in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Company Overview

Spectrum Healthcare Partners is Maine’s largest multi-specialty, physician-owned and directed professional organization and is comprised of over 200 physicians practicing in the areas of anesthesiology, orthopedics, pain management, pathology, radiation oncology, radiology, and vascular & interventional services. Spectrum provides services at many of Maine’s hospitals throughout the state and in eastern New Hampshire. Monday- Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. POSITION SUMMARY Responsible for performing a variety of duties in both the clinical and administrative areas focusing on the delivery of quality patient care. Includes assisting physicians with patient care and handling clerical, environmental and organizational tasks. The clinical assistant functions under the license of the provider, and demonstrates competency in all skills related to the performance of patient care within their scope of practice and according to organizational policies, accrediting and licensing bodies. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

+ Greets all patients and families in a polite, prompt and helpful manner while maintaining professional behavior and adherence to organizational values

+ Provides direct patient care to include: Rooming patients; obtaining vital signs and measurements; medication preparation and administration

+ Assists physician with the health/physical assessment process

+ Assists in the documentation and education of the patient in their plan of care.

+ Accurately and timely documents patient care services by charting in the patient record. Documents therapeutic procedures, dressing changes, wound management, allergies and medication dosages

+ Assists with patient testing procedures as directed by physician

+ Collaborates with surgical scheduler to coordinate pre-operative diagnostic tests, medical consults, etc.; gathering information to ensure pre-operative emergency room patient facilitating questions regarding wound care, pain management, and follow-up appointments

+ Acts as a liaison between physician and post-operative emergency room patient facilitating questions regarding wound care, pain management, and follow-up appointments

+ Provides patient counseling and education as directed by the supervising physician

+ Clean exam rooms and instruments, and restock with necessary supplies

+ Responds to incoming patient calls in a timely and professional manner

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

+ Inventories, stores all necessary medical supplies, drugs and education materials

+ Manages scheduling for the physician practice as the office dictates

+ Works with the healthcare team providing information and education

+ Communicates effectively with patients, families, providers, staff and others

+ Provides coverage in other areas/locations when needed

+ Attends meetings as assigned, and participates in educational activities to keep skills up-to-date

+ Demonstrates professionalism at all times

+ Keeps abreast of current issues involving patient care or practice issues by attending and participating in department, team and practice meetings

+ Displays cooperative behavior and interacts positively and effectively with others to promote a team environment

+ Performs other duties necessary to maintain the overall efficiency and continuity of the clinic

+ Is proactive in identifying, reporting and participating in the resolution of any potential or actual patient safety issues

+ Perform related work as required

QUALIFICATIONS

+ Current Rad Tech, Athletic Trainer Maine State License or other relevant credential or education

+ Current BLS required

+ Knowledge of healthcare field, medical office protocols/procedures

+ Skill in performing medical assistant tasks appropriately

+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary for interacting with patients, physicians, supervisors and other staff

+ Skill in time management, prioritizing and medical care coordination

+ Ability to organize and accomplish tasks, and have the flexibility to meet changing demands on daily basis

+ Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring in dealing with others

+ Ability to maintain confidentiality

+ Ability to project and maintain a professional image

+ Ability to work independently and excel as part of a team

+ Excellent customer service skills

+ Proficient computer skills and knowledge of electronic medical records

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT

+ Daily use of computer operating instruments; stationary PC, Laptop PC, keyboard and mouse

+ Light lifting of paperwork, folders or other general record keeping materials

+ Operation of various office equipment: fax machine, telephone & voice mail system, stationary/lap top computer, e-mail system, scanner, and copier

+ Lifting up to 20 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds frequently

+ Walks frequently

+ May be required to sit or stand for extended periods of time

+ Risk of exposure to hazardous conditions and blood borne pathogens

+ Occasional reaching, twisting, bending

BENEFITS AND PERKS

+ Health Insurance (80% company-paid)

+ Dental & Vision Insurance Plans

+ 401(k) Match and Profit-Sharing Plan

+ Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

+ Long-term Disability Insurance

+ Short-term Disability Insurance

+ Generous paid time off

+ Voluntary, Employee-Paid Benefits

+ Medical Reimbursement Plan

+ Dependent Care Plan

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Job Posting: JC201257048

Posted On: Jan 06, 2022

Updated On: Mar 31, 2022