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Clinical Medical Assistant – LMR Certified

JOB SUMMARY 

A non-exempt position responsible for performing a variety of duties in the medical practice including: medical assisting and X-ray. Responsible for operating radiographic equipment to make radiographs of designated portions of the body under the direct order of a physician and in accordance with radiation safety procedures. Graduate of an accredited School of Radiologic Technology and registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or registry-eligible required. CPR Certification and previous healthcare experience preferred. Must be certified by the state of Kentucky. 

Responsibilities 

  • Greets patient, confirms image to be taken, and explains X-Ray to patient. Takes X-Ray exposures of patient following protocol for position of body, intensity of radiation, and time of exposure. Processes film and inspects images to determine that images meet the requirements of the radiologist. Maintains equipment and examination room, stores film, and keeps inventory of related supplies. Prepares patient information files showing patient’s name, date of x-ray, and type of exam done. 
  • Fulfills patient care responsibilities as assigned that may include: checking schedules and organizing patient flow, accompanying patients to exam/procedure room, assisting patients as needed with walking transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exams, collecting patient history, performing screenings per provider guidelines, assisting physicians with various procedures, charting, relaying instructions to patients/families, answering calls, and providing pertinent information. 
  • Fulfills environmental responsibilities as assigned that may include: setting up instruments and equipment according to department protocols, cleaning exam/procedure rooms, instruments and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control, cleaning sterilizer according to scheduled maintenance program and keeping appropriate records, ordering, sorting, storing supplies, and restocking exam/procedure rooms. 
  • Fulfills clinical medical assisting responsibilities which vary according to state law, which may include medical/surgical asepsis, sterilization, instrument wrapping and autoclaving, checking vital signs, physical examination preparations, drug administration through various routes including injections, prescription verifications with physician’s orders, minor surgery assists including surgical tray set-up, pre/post-surgical care, applying dressings, suture removal, biohazard waste disposal and monitoring, laboratory procedures in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) guidelines, quality control methods, CLIA waived testing, capillary punctures and venipunctures; specimen handling such as urine , throat, vaginal, stool and sputum; electrocardiography including mounting, emergency triage, and first aid. 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications 

MINIMIUM EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS 

  • Limited Medical Radiology Certification
  • High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED) 
  • Medical assistant diploma from accredited vocational institution, or community college course in medical assisting. Candidate is required to be a certified medical assistant. 
  • Associate’s Degree in Radiological Technology from accredited x-ray technical program 
  • Minimum one year of working in a medical facility as a medical assistant and X-ray technician. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ABILITIES 

Knowledge: 

  • Knowledge of health care field and medical office protocols/procedures. 
  • Knowledge of specific assisting tasks related to family & geriatric medical practice. 
  • Knowledge of information that must be conveyed to patients and families. 
  • Knowledge of X-ray procedures and protocols. 
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology necessary to perform X-ray testing including body mechanics and patient movement. 
  • Knowledge of radiology equipment including safety hazards common to radiology. 

Skills

  • Skill in performing medical assistance task appropriately. 
  • Tact and diplomacy in interpersonal interactions. 
  • Skill in understanding patient education needs by effectively listening and sharing information with patients and families. 
  • Skills in positioning patients properly. 
  • Skill in identifying equipment problems and correcting or notifying practice manager. 
  • Skill in following infection control and radiological safety procedures. 

 

Abilities

  • Ability to learn and retain information regarding patient care procedures. 
  • Ability to project a pleasant and professional image. 
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and complete delegated tasks. 
  • Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring dealing with others. 
  • Ability to lift and position patients for the type of X-ray procedure required. 
  • Ability to notice detail in drawings and differences in shapes and shadings. 
  • Ability to apply written instructions and standardized work practices. 

EQUIPMENT OPERATION EXPERIENCE 

Radiological equipment used for medical diagnosis and treatment. 

WORKING CONDITIONS 

Radiological unit – possible exposure to disease, radiation, and toxic chemicals while performing the work. 

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 

Standing up to eight hours per day, walking, stooping, and bending. Requires ability to move equipment and transfers patients. 

Imaging & Radiology Louisville, KY

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Benefits & Perks:

Eight Eleven Group is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

Pay Disclaimer:

The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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