Visiting Physicians Association, a national leader in delivering home based primary care, works with home health and hospice agencies to ensure patients receive continuity of care in the home environment. VPA in-home physicians collaborate with agencies to establish in-home treatment plans and certify the need for services. VPA partners with over 1,000 home health agencies, collaborates with independent and assisted living communities, and works with skilled nursing facilities and hospitals nationally to coordinate services and patient transitions to home care.
Medical Assistant will assist VPA Physician in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management in a residential setting. DUTIES
Knowledge Skills & Abilities
- Prepares daily route and drives physician to scheduled visits.
- Prepares patients for examination and treatment. Takes vital signs, perform phlebotomy (venipuncture only) as ordered by physician.
- Labels, stores and properly packages specimens for delivery to lab. Logs patient information for accurate processing and testing. Logs information in compliance with CLIA standards. Performs all clinical duties while observing OSHA and HIPAA requirements. Assists physician in preparing for minor surgeries and examinations.
- Aids in communication and form signing with patient/caregivers.
- Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatment (supply inventory, medical bag and car).
- Manages company vehicle with regard to cleaning and proper periodic maintenance schedule.
- Manages gas receipts and mileage.
- Maintains patient confidentiality.
- Attends required meetings and in-services.
- Other duties as required.
- Knowledge of practice protocols to assist in delivering patient care.
- Knowledge of examination, diagnostic and treatment procedures. Experience with medical instruments and equipment required to administer patient care.
- Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
- Ability to adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
- Ability to communicate clearly in the English language.
- Ability to analyze problems and resolve issues in a rapid, direct and complete manner.
- Ability to assess importance of inquiry and to assign priority for resolution.
- Skill in teamwork and maintaining relationships with patients, caregivers and coworkers.
- High School Diploma/GED
- Minimum of six months experience in patient care, preferably geriatric care
- Certificate of Completion from an accredited Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy, or related medical education training program OR 3 years of experience serving as a Medical Assistant
- Must maintain a valid driver's license and good driving record
A little about us:
Our mission is to provide high quality, compassionate and cost-effective care to our patients through clinical leadership, outcomes management and maintaining an ethical workplace.