Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Varied Hours: Varied
The Medical Assistant is responsible for providing assistance with various health care services, for obtaining specimens, for conducting routine lab studies of specimens, and for assisting with administrative functions such as coordinating patient flow and scheduling appointments and phone messages. The Medical Assistant is a vital position in our clinic as they room all patients, complete intake assessments, assist with procedures and improve the patient experience. The Medical Assistant will be working in a busy, fast paced environment.
During this unprecedented time, the Contingency Pool Medical Assistants are expected to staff the Covid testing sites. The expected responsibilities include nasopharyngeal swabbing, printing lab labels and requisitions, de-escalation and communicating with multi-disciplinary teams.
High School diploma or equivalent required.
G raduate of an accredited Medical Assistant Program. Medical Assistants must become certified within 90 days of hire OR a Credentialed MA (Certified/Registered).
B asic Life Support (BLS) certification required or must obtain within 6 months of employment date.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Excellent oral communication skills required. Computer skills required.
Associates Degree or equivalent, outpatient experience, certified or registered Medical Assistant preferred.
If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.
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Union: Non Bargained
Internal Number: 13696
About Penn State Health
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