Nationally Certified Medical Assistant with a diverse background working in a variety of high volume, fast paced clinical settings. Surgical fields include General surgery, Urology, Dermatology/Mohs, Foot and Ankle, Rheumatology and currently Plastic/Cosmetic surgery.
Responsible for scheduling surgeries for multiple surgeons fluidly at multiple hospitals in their main O.R as well as scheduling outpatient surgeries at multiple sites.
Able to prioritize responsibilities, multi-task, manage time with productivity and can easily anticipate the needs of the physician and other staff.
Excellent communication skills creating a positive rapport with patients, physicians and allied healthcare providers.
Considered very dependable, reliable and credible with a professional attitude. Appreciates learning new skills with forward thinking. Adaptable to change, able to work cohesively on a team or work independently with little to no supervision.
Hospice and End of life experience drove my passion in providing quality patient focused care.
Extended experience working as a personal caregiver in multiple areas to individual patients recovering from outpatient surgeries and individuals receiving hospice care at home.
Devoted patient advocate as well as providing family members any resources that could help their healthcare situation.
• CMA • CPR Certified • EKG • EMR • Injections • Patient Care • Vital Signs • Microsoft Word • Filing • Receptionist • Venipuncture • Experience Administering Injections • Medical Records • Medical Scheduling • EHR Systems • Front Desk • Schedule Management • Plastering • Triage • ICD-10 • Laboratory Experience • Employee Orientation • Office Administration • Medical office experience • CPT Coding • Anatomy Knowledge • Medical Coding • Case Management • Hospital Experience • Medical Terminology • Order Entry • Transcription • ICD Coding • Caregiving
Assist surgeon and O.R staff with closing surgery duties. Team with OR staff to dress patient in compression garments while anaesthetized. Transfer patient to PACU unit, then to 2nd stage recovery.
Post operative care instructions, educate caregiver how to properly care for drains, pain pumps, dressings and record medication/drain logs.
Track and review documents from OR, anesthesia, PACU, and recovery to ensure all records are completed and signed.
Sterilize and turnover OR suite and prep for the next surgery.
Responsible for ensuring proper garments,implants and special equipment have been ordered prior to surgery.
Pre-op coordination to review informed surgery consents with patients, pre-op photos and medication reconciliation.
Transmitted medications and med requests to pharmacies via EMR.
Mohs surgery Assistant /general and Cosmetic Dermatology Medical Assistant.
Assist in Mohs surgery as well as Excisions, punch & shave biopsies. Set up surgical trays and prep pt.'s for procedures. Administer Injections local anesthetic for surgical procedures. Prepared biopsies and histology for pathology.
Communicated lab, pathology and culture results to patients. Document results and treatment plans into pathology and lab books.
Collect culture specimens, derm-tech samples, perform venipuncture blood collection for PRP procedures.
Perform Excimer treatments, Levulan with PDT (blue light ) as well as red light therapy. Suture removal and wound care. Document follow up procedures into patient chart.
Prepped patient and assisted in all cosmetic procedures such as Botox,fillers and sculptra. Prep patient and the exam room for laser procedures including BBL, Halo,Pro fractional,Mira-Dri.
Clean, package and sterilize instruments . Clean autoclave and perform sterilization strip testing.
Prescription refills and prior auths, administration duties, and consistently was top seller of EltaMD products.
Appointed OSHA safety officer for the office which entailed maintaining timely training and recertification of OSHA, HIPPA, CPR/BLS and first aid for over 55 employees as well as record keeping for employee flu vaccines annually.
Prescription refills via Escribing, telephone and fax. Responsible for all return communication to patients via VM, email and patient portal.
Met Medicare requirements for PQRI and Meaningful Use.
Prepped exam rooms and pt.'s for physician & assisted in procedures. Recorded full vital signs, updated pt. history, allergies,current medications & doses,as well as current healthcare providers and pharmacy information.
Input orders for labs, X-rays, performed IM & Sub-Q injections, PPD's and vaccinations. Placed orders for infusion drugs and diagnostic test's requiring prior insurance authorization.
Performed phlebotomy and proper handling of collected specimens.
Maintained medical supply inventory and order supplies. Clean and sterilize instruments, cleaned and stocked exam rooms.
Attended educational seminars and instructional in service of new drug therapies . Faxed office dictation to other healthcare providers.
Provided pt. education and taught pt's how to self inject Biologics
for home therapy.
Schedule appt.'s ,advise pt. of referrals to specialist and informed pt.'s of insurance benefits for procedures ordered.
American Heart Association BLS for healthcare providers -CPR and AED
Certification June 2019 to June 2021
National Certified Medical Assistant
December 1994 to Present
National certified medical assistant certification is kept current with annual continuing education credits.
Certified Nursing Assistant
April 1985 to Present
Completed a 6 month certification course , which also included 3 months of on the Job training in a skilled nursing facility and nursing home.
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