Job Description

Job Description:
Job Summary:
Under general supervision, the Medical Assistant II performs a variety of routine administrative, clerical, and technical supportive services to assist medical and nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients. The Medical Assistant II functions as both a Clinic Assistant and a Medical Assistant. Works under the clinical supervision of a licensed physician or as delegated by the physician for patient care activities, and under the general direction of the designated manager/supervisor.
Essential Functions:
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. Employees must abide by Stanford Children’s Health guidelines including but not limited to PCARES, sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients’ rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with Stanford Children’s Health policies, licensure, and health screenings.
Some of the administrative duties would include:
Answers multi-line phone, screens, and routes calls, takes messages for clinic staff and physicians.
Schedules and edits patient physician appointments for new and returning patients.
Schedules consultations with other clinics or physicians as needed.
Greets patients and request that patients and visitors be seated in the waiting room and communicate unexpected delays as needed.
Collects patient demographic and insurance data.
Determines and documents need for signatures for conditions of registration.
Identifies and obtains services requiring authorization and appropriate process for the payer type.
Informs new and returning patients of authorization and payment.
Collects and posts co-pays.
Obtains required signatures.
Maintains records in accordance with guidelines.
Files and retrieves chart documents.
Prints and uses scheduling reports.
Retrieves and prepares patients charts.

Prepares the necessary equipment and supplies for exam. Maintains inventory of supplies in examination rooms, replenishes as required. Maintains clean and orderly exam rooms, hallways, and work areas.
Escorts patient to exam room; measures and records vital signs.
Prepares patient for examination or treatment and performs routine screening tests. Explains treatment procedures to patients.
Reports patient’s concerns and symptoms, reactions, changes (appropriate to age) to licensed clinic personnel. Documents clinical information, including patient phone calls and maintains accurate and complete patient documentation according to medical profession standards.
Assists physicians with procedure set-ups, patient procedures and examinations. Administers medication by intradermal, subcutaneous, or intramuscular injections, performs skin tests, venipunctures and other technical supportive services upon the specific authorization and supervision of a licensed physician or nurse.
Collects and sends specimens to appropriate labs for testing per protocol.
Processes requests for prescription refills according to established practice.
Other duties as assigned

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