Certified Medical Assistant CMA with 5 years' experience in a multi-physician family medical practice and additional healthcare experience as a CNA. Known for dedication to providing premium patient care. Skills include: Medical Office Management Medical Billing & Coding Medical Records Management Data Entry Pediatric care/OBGYN/Orthopedics Bookkeeping & Filing
CPR/First Aid certified
Committed team player
Certified Medical Assistant Float, 01/2001
to 01/2013 Baylor Family Medical Center Mesquite – Garland,
Taking Patient Vitals Blood Draws/Laboratory Injections Patient Scheduling Ancillary Testing Patient Education HIPAA & JCAHO Knowledge Compassionate healthcare professional with exceptional clinical, didactic and leadership skills.
Comfortable in fast-paced emergency situations and successful in managing time, prioritizing tasks and exercising the sound judgment required to improve the quality of patient care.
Served as a key member of interdisciplinary healthcare team for various specialty areas in medical practice.
Assist fourteen MD's as well as 2 Pediatricians and a RN ANP-C in ensuring optimal patient care and smooth daily functioning of office.
Key Results: Consistently praised for efficient handling of administrative duties (e.g., answering phones, scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, patient processing, billing and bookkeeping) that allowed doctors and nursing staff to focus on the health concerns of their patients.
Responsible for timely and accurate patient registration.
Interviewed patients for all pertinent account information and verifies insurance coverage.
Act as a liaison between support services and other clinical divisions.
Demonstrated proficiency in taking patient medical histories and vital signs, as well as in performing venipunctures/capillary techniques, injections and various diagnostic procedures and ancillary tests (e.g., EKGs, complete blood count, urinalysis) assisted in minor surgical procedures, wound care and Pediatric care, assisted in circumcisions, clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies, utilized technical skills and abilities to accurately handle and process all laboratory specimens.
Familiar with Musculoskeletal Systems and applying splints and bandaging wounds and other assistance as requested from the Orthopedic physician.
Performed range-of-motion tests to report injury severity.
Assisted in outpatient surgical procedures and draining cysts.
Ensure patients are authorized, according to insurance policy, prior to DME distribution.
Authorize any tests, PT and OT that may be required.
Ensured the cleanliness, sanitation and maintenance of all facilities, exam rooms and equipment, authorize drug refills and provide prescription information to pharmacies, processed electronic medical records and provided necessary health education training for patients, explain treatment procedures, medications, diets, or physicians' instructions to patients Helped implement practices, serves as a resource for specimen and testing information, quality assurance and control program.
Efforts ensured compliance with HIPAA, CLIA and OSHA regulations; improved patient care/satisfaction; Reacted calmly and effectively in emergency situations, and added the personal, caring touch that immediately put patients at ease Knowledgeable in a variety of administrative procedures, including scheduling and coordinating appointments, tests and procedures.
Responsible for establishing, maintaining, and filing patient files Greet patients to obtain their history, record vital signs, discuss and document any concerns, and follow up on test results.
Responsible for preparing and maintaining examination rooms and equipment, ordering supplies and assisting the physicians Required to perform basic lab work, including collecting and processing specimens and administering and reading tests.
Knowledge of routine diagnostic tests such as electrocardiograms.
Responsible for preparing and administering medications and authorizing refills.
Certified Medical Assistant, 01/2012
to 01/2012 Hamilton Medical Group – Lafayette,
moved to TX) Performed general nursing care to patients by following established standards and procedures Interview patients, measures vital signs and records information on patients' charts Required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.
Prepares examination rooms and maintains daily cleaning list Scheduled patients for diagnostic testing and follows up to ensure completion of testing Communicate with patients regarding test results and plan of care by phone or mail as directed by physician Formulate and document patient care plans, charts, tests and examination results in the medical record Prepared patients for diagnostic procedures, explains process and positions patients to capture images requested by physician.
Escalated non-routine issues to the practice manager or physician.
Certified Medical Assistant, 01/2011
to 01/2012 Dauterive Hospital- Legacy Medical Group – New Iberia,
Gathered and documented patient information related to vital signs as noticed.
Assisted with phone calls and messages and documented all calls, participated in the monitoring of patients with chronic disease and extended care benefits, served as associate of interdisciplinary committee to facilitate care, provided assistance to RN with the coordination and completion of patient care plan.
Certified Nursing Assistant, 01/2011
to 01/2012 Alternative Home Care Specialists – Lafayette,
moved to TX) Assisted patients with games, crafts, cooking, music, reading and other activities.
Provided caring companionship to elderly and developmentally disabled patients Assisted patients with bathing, dressing, and hygiene.
Ensured safety and well-being of patients.
Provided primary resident care and assistance with daily living activities Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures.
Extensive experience working in homes with disabled children and adults.
Hoyer Lifts Followed infection control procedures.
Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
Certified Medical Assistant, 01/2009
to 01/2010 Mayo Clinic Health System- ISJ Clinic – St. Peter,
moved to TX).
Responsible for managing the front desk, including answering phones, scheduling appointments, and filing insurance and patient records.
Assisted MD with gathering history and taking vital signs of patients.
Associate of Applied Science: Allied Health,
1 2009 Rasmussen College - Mankato,
MN Allied Health
Certified Medical Assistant:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Certified in First Aid & CPR: 1 2011 Navarro College - Waxahachie,
High School Diploma: 1 2012 Glynn Academy High School - Brunswick,