Medical Assistant Hoffman Hall in Philadelphia, PA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 8/31/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: REENTRY SERVICES

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

This position provides defined medical care to residents in a sensitive, caring, and professional manner—including carrying out direct physician’s orders or working within the guidelines of the Health Services Administrator, administering medications and providing day-to-day care within the scope of his/her professional practice. This position contributes to the therapeutic residential setting by serving as a resource to staff and as a role model of therapeutic and ethical staff practices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Functions under the supervision of the physician or Registered Nurse as per written orders
  • Performs routine EKG, blood draws, blood sugar finger sticks, and urinalysis
  • Documents completely all patient encounters in the medical records
  • Schedules patient appointments during open sick call hours
  • Performs daily weights, intake, and output as directed by the physician or Registered Nurse
  • Prepares patients for nurse and doctor sick call by taking vital signs and weights
  • Plant PPDs and Tetanus injections once trained
  • Assist in performing initial evaluations for new referrals
  • Assists in emergency situations
  • May perform office duties such as answering phone calls, pulling medical records, etc.
  • Performs a variety of duties not listed, to be determined, and assigned as needed for the medical department
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with other correctional personnel, nursing staff, physicians, and outside agencies
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to use personal computers and associated software applications

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program
  • One (1) year of experience in an office setting or clinic