Certified medical assistants work in the healthcare industry where their prime responsibility is to provide patients with clinical and administrative assistance. They also work closely with physicians and specialists to provide business office assistance.
Medical assistants support patient care by ensuring that all proper methods are followed during examinations and procedures. They assist physicians with medical procedures by providing them with help in administering medication and operating equipment. In some facilities, certified medical assistants are also required to perform lab duties such as taking samples and preparing them for testing.
These professionals are also expected to authorize drug refills and may from time to time provide prescription information to pharmacies in order to assist patients. On an administrative level, they schedule patient appointments, order medical and office supplies and set up medical laboratory equipment.
Medical assistants are an important part of the healthcare industry as they provide much needed support without which a facility will not be able to function properly both in terms of providing healthcare facilities and managing a professional official environment.
There are many jobs that certified medical assistants perform. Let us take a look at the job description of this position in the bullets below:
• Greeted patients as they enter the facility
• Took patient information for record purposes
• Maintained demographic and insurance information
• Verified information by interviewing patients
• Reviewed medical history and took vital signs
• Educated patients about the facility’s policies and medical procedures
• Recorded billing information
• Managed supplies and equipment
• Maintained a safe and clean environment for the patients and the doctors
• Liaised with insurance companies