University of Florida in Florida

Deadline March 10, 2014
Date Posted February 25, 2014

Job Description: Provides medical support activities for clinicians in a multi-disciplinary outpatient clinic serving pediatric and adult patients, including HIV infected and affected populations. Works with integrated patient-centered medical home team to provide patient care and perform administrative, clinical and laboratory duties in support of clinic and providers in a friendly and helpful manner. Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit. Prepares patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taking blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, and temperature; reporting patient history summary. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality at all times. Notifies providers of pertinent patient information and follow-up. Assists assigned clinician with medical examinations and clinical procedures including GYN exams, pap smears, suture removal, dressing changes, etc. Administers non-controlled medications and injections, including vaccinations, as ordered. Performs Rapid HIV testing as needed, including pre and post-test counseling as required. Performs venipuncture and lab processing including completing requisitions and preparation for lab delivery. Perform basic laboratory tests (HIV Rapid tests, finger-stick glucose, hemoglobin, urine pregnancy test, rapid strep, u/a, GC/Chlamydia, etc). Reviews all lab work before it is sent out to labs, organizing and maintaining existing lab forms, scanning and data entry of lab results, etc. Performs quality assurance tests on CLIA waived laboratory tests. Maintains and updates patient information in electronic medical record. Assists in organization of clinic exam rooms, including cleaning and stocking supplies. Communicates inventory and equipment needs to assigned staff. Assists in clinic management including keeping patient areas clean and safe and works with provides to effectively manage patient visit cycle time. Provides patient information and instructions. All other duties as assigned. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
Minimum Requirements: A high school diploma and one year of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational\/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
Preferred Qualifications Prefer at least one year Medical Assistant experience and one year serving HIV\\:AIDS population. Graduation from approved Medical Assistant program. Graduation from EMT or military Emergency Medical Technician school may be substituted. Certification by the American Association of Medical Assistants or as a Registered Medical Assistant by the American Society of Medical Technologists required within three months from date of hire and actively maintained. Certified EMT may be substituted for the Medical Assistant certification. Current BLS certification maintained.
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