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Medical Assistant

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Medical Assistant for the Department for Physician Assistant Studies and Practice within the School of Health Professions. The Medical Assistant under the direction and supervision of a Licensed Physician provides health care services to patients in primary care setting 1 day per week. A Licensed Practical Nurse may also apply for this position.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries.
  • Prepares patients for the health care visit by directing and/or accompanying them to the examining room; providing examination gowns and drapes; helping them to position themselves for the examination and/or treatment; arranging examining room instruments, supplies, and equipment.
  • Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; reviewing and/or recording medical history; taking vital signs; confirming purpose of visit or treatment.
  • Supports patient care delivery by helping health care providers during examinations by performing tasks such as: preparing laboratory specimens; performing basic laboratory tests on the premises; disposing of contaminated supplies; telephoning prescriptions to pharmacies; drawing blood; taking electrocardiograms.
  • Educates patients by providing medication and diet information and instructions; answering questions with clinician input.
  • Completes records by recording patient examination, treatment, and test results.

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