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Medical Assistant / Radiology Tech

Company: Catholic Medical Center
Location: Manchester
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Practice Manager and Radiology Manager, is responsible for assisting the Physicians and other licensed medical providers with direct patient care and for conducting routine X-ray procedures, while treating patients in a respectful, confidential, and family-friendly manner.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week at Ossipee Family Medicine.


EMR Utilization Functions and Quality

* Utilizes the current Electronic Health Record to complete the documented Best Practice Workflows accurately. * Documents and updates the patient's medical history within the EMR guidelines, including: vital signs, past medical history, social history, surgical history, family medical history * Completes the daily work list (order tracking, tasking, document import) providing timely care and response to the patients * Ensures timely reporting and charging of X rays. * Ensures all computed and digital images are properly archived on Synapse. * Scan all documents in a timely manner. * Push X-Ray images to other hospital per policy. * Burn CD's and enters tech notes into each exam completed. * Performs Physician Laboratory order review for completeness and medical necessity. * Performs electronic and or manual order entry and reviews any ABN's with patients. * Perform CLIA waived testing in accordance with regulations and department best practices as trained and deemed competent. * Maintains competency as required by CLIA regulations and Laboratory policy. * Participates in the Laboratory Quality Control (QC), Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Improvement (QI) policies and projects.

Patient Access Functions/ Clinical Support Functions

* Accepts and returns patient calls under the supervision of the nurse or provider, using appropriate telephone etiquette. * Schedules appointments and completes orders for patients for appointments, procedures, tests, and/or consultations with other providers as requested by the provider * Prepares the examination room with needed supplies, instruments, and equipment and maintains room in a clean manner * Greets patients in a professional, friendly manner, escorting them to exam rooms. * Prepares/instructs/positions and drapes the patient. * Ensures the provider is on schedule being mindful of emergencies and unexpected interruptions * Obtains patient samples in accordance with regulations and best practice. * Performs appropriate sample processing based on requested tests including sample quality assessment, centrifugation, separation and proper storage as needed. * Prepares specimens and documentation for processing or transportation to processing facility. * Ensures proper sample labeling including two unique identifiers. Cares, cleans, and sterilizes equipment per instruction or established procedures. * Provides age appropriate instructions to patients for optimal specimen collection and sample. * Keeps drug closets clean and organized while ensuring that all medications are current and disposing of expired medications or sample medications per pharmacy procedures. * Disposes of used supplies properly and follows all established infection control and biohazard policies and procedures. * Calls orders to pharmacies for medications under the direction and supervision of the provider. * Completes and processes HMO referrals, pre-certifications or pre-approvals as needed. * Confirm all patient identity with two identifiers.

Clinical Direct Functions

* Documents patient's chief complaint, medical history and completes pertinent forms * Performs phlebotomy and venipuncture in accordance with regulation and best practices * Performs capillary blood collection in accordance with regulations and best practices * Performs venipuncture and capillary collections utilizing age appropriate technique * Performs EKGs, PFTs, rapid strep, pregnancy tests and other tests that may be ordered by the provider. * Assists in minor procedures such as pap smear, suturing, dressing changes, catheterizations and casting. Practices aseptic and sterile techniques as needed. * Prepares and administers medications as directed by a provider and in accordance with license. * Provide the patient with educational materials as requested by the provider. Instruct patients about medications diet and exercise. * Keeps drug closets clean and organized while ensuring that all medications are current and disposing of expired medications or sample medications per pharmacy procedures.


* Operates all fixed radiographic equipment according to specifications and policies. * Performs all traumas according to the policies. * Performs X-rays in accordance with all safety regulations. * Uses appropriate shielding at all times. * Address any safety concerns immediately to the Manager of Medical Imaging. * Properly clean and store lead irons according to protocol


Education: Graduate from an A.M.A. approved school of Radiologic Technology is required. Graduate of approved Medical Assistant Program is preferred and/or graduate of an accredited school of Phlebotomy.

Experience: One to two years X-Ray experience.

Must be registered with the New Hampshire Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required

Keywords: Catholic Medical Center, Manchester , Medical Assistant / Radiology Tech, Other , Manchester, New Hampshire

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