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Medical Assistant/Lab Tech

at Pediatric Associates

Posted: 3/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1761

Job Description

Medical Assistant/Lab Tech

Palmetto Bay · Palmetto Bay - Clinical Training
Palmetto Bay, FL
Health Care
Full Time, Days
Weekly Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am - 6:00pmEvery Saturday 7:30am - 12:00pm
Bilingual: Preferred
Bilingual Type: Spanish
Posted 10/25/2018
Req # 2215
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Performance of all approved laboratory procedures and testing.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: (This list may not include all of the duties that may be assigned.)
  • Manage patient care through an electronic or paper environment.
  • Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean
  • Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.
  • Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.
  • Check to make sure that patient history is complete (i.e. immunization records, allergy to medications, health record updates, etc.).
  • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
  • Obtain brief summary of patient complaint. Document any immunizations needed. Read previous visits to obtain follow-up plan as needed.
  • Assist doctors in any necessary procedures such as giving injections or removing sutures.
  • Authorize drug refills and provide prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Perform sensory screening as needed.
  • Fill out any necessary paper work for patient’s i.e. (school forms, medication forms).
  • Call hospitals to obtain any necessary results i.e. (lab and x-ray results).
  • Complete any necessary referrals and referral cover sheets for doctor approval.
  • Call insurance companies to obtain necessary authorization for certain procedures.
  • Set up any home therapies for patient use.
  • Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets and physicians' instructions to patients.
  • Keeping a clean, safe and organized work environment for patients and staff.
  • Attending any necessary meetings to be up to date on changes in protocol and procedures.
  • Working as a team with nursing and front office staff for optimal patient care.
  • Assisting the doctor in emergency situations.
  • Keeping expiration dates current on all sample medications and formulas.
  • Keeping medications and supplies on the crash cart current.
  • Administering immunizations and medicine injections.
  • Follow any OSHA and Safety requirements for rooms and documentation.
  • Other various duties as assigned, including cross training in other functional areas
  • Complete all PA University mandatory courses by designated deadlines.
  • Performance of laboratory procedures in Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Serology and Microbiology.
  • Reports laboratory results correctly, accurately and in a timely manner to the healthcare provider. Alerting the healthcare provider of any critical values.
  • Keeping the laboratory and work area clean and in compliant with OSHA standards.
  • Performance and documentation of daily quality control and instrument maintenance.
  • Perform phlebotomy: including venipuncture, finger sticks and heel sticks.
  • Perform proficiency surveys, documentation and review of results in a timely manner.
  • Assist the Laboratory Manager and Laboratory Supervisor with training of co-workers in lab procedures.
  • Clerical duties including preparation of send out specimens, charting of results and recording procedures on a daily patient log or in the LIS. (Laboratory Information System).
  • Maintain inventory of lab supplies, reorder and stock supplies of assigned area.
  • Other various duties as assigned, including cross training in other functional areas.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient’s, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.  Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries item weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases or bodily fluids, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an office environment.
Adhere to all organizational information security policies and protect all sensitive information including but not limited to ePHI and PHI in accordance with organizational policy, Federal, State, and local regulations.
Education:High School Diploma or equivalent. Graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant or LPN Program.
Licensure/Certification: Prefer licensed by the state of Florida as a Clinical Laboratory Technician. Prefer licensed as a phlebotomist.
*Upon hire, and for the duration of the employment period driver’s license must be active and valid.*
Experience: One year experience in a Medical Assistant. Prefer experienced in laboratory procedures and phlebotomist.Knowledge of computer desired.

  • Adhere to all organizational information security policies and protect all sensitive information including but not limited to ePHI and PHI in accordance with organizational policy, Federal, State, and local regulations.
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Founded in 1955, Pediatric Associates is one of the oldest and most respected pediatric practices in the United States. Pediatric Associates opened its first office in Hollywood, Florida. The Company was one of the first medical groups to introduce satellite office locations in consumer retail locations. They were also one of the first pediatric groups to embrace managed care in the 1970s, collaborating with insurance plans as healthcare partners with the common interest of providing South Florida's children with the best healthcare available. Today, Pediatric Associates is a national leader in pediatric population health management with over 200,000 patients under global risk. Keeping abreast of medical advances and changing lifestyles, Pediatric Associate’s modern facilities offer comprehensive services, including X-ray and state certified laboratories. The Company currently has 33 neighborhood locations, which are staffed by more than 200 employed providers who proudly serve families throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, counties, including Tampa and Jacksonville. Pediatric Associates will continue to bring the best possible healthcare service to its patients well into the 21st Century. Ease of access, prompt courteous service and responsiveness to our patients' concerns will always be their primary goal. Pediatric Associates has continued to thrive and today is recognized as one of the premier general pediatric and population health management practices in the United States.

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