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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
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Professional Summary

Throughout my years in the medical field I have done many things. When I started at Newberry Hospital they offered course hours of education. I was able to get certification for phlebotomy as well as electrocardiograms. I floated throughout the hospital when there was down time in my department wether it be transporting patients to other areas to helping in ER registration to sitting with newborns in OB. Also during my years with the hospital, I also worked another job which was at Columbia Podiatry and Newberry Internal Medicine. At both facililties I handled prior authorizations for medications as well as insurance approvals for duarable medical equipment. I also did check in and check out as well as some billing / charges. Answered incoming calls and directed them to the appropriate person or station.

Skills
  • Simple Dressings
  • Monitoring Patient Progress
  • Inventory and Supply Management
  • Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Diagnostic Equipment Expertise
  • Completing Insurance Forms
  • Indirect Patient Care
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Companionship and Emotional Support
  • EMR / EHR
  • Medical transcription
  • Direct patient care
  • Insurance claims
  • Suctioning
  • Phlebotomy
  • Emergency room procedures
  • Data entry
  • Patient bathing
  • Electronic health records
  • Water bath maintenance
  • Point of care testing
  • Trustworthy companion
  • Emptying catheter bags
  • Patient-focused care
  • Payment collection
  • Medical Records Management
  • Using a centrifuge
  • Orthopedic splints
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Ambulating and repositioning patients
  • Cardiac monitors
  • Efficient and reliable team player
  • Patient privacy
  • Compassionate
  • Compassionate caregiver
  • Dementia and Alzheimer's knowledge
  • Patient assessments
  • Knowledge of EKG rhythm interpretation
  • Wound care specialist
  • Regulatory compliance
  • OB/GYN procedures
  • Prioritizing stat orders
  • Emergency procedures understanding
  • Electrocardiographic rhythm recognition
  • Charting and clinical documentation
  • Patient management
  • Feeding assistance expert
  • Patient scheduling
  • Assisting with physical exams
  • Therapeutic procedures
  • CPR
Work History
Medical Assistant, 01/2013 to Current
Ascension (System Office)Kalamazoo, MI,
  • Maintained detailed records of test results by entering data and patient information into computer.
  • Updated inventory, expiration and vaccine logs to maintain current tracking documentation.
  • Sanitized, restocked and organized exam rooms and medical equipment.
  • Completed clinical procedures and gathered patient data for interpretation by physician.
  • Educated patients by providing medication and diet information and clarifying physicians' orders, answering questions thoroughly.
  • Prepared patients for X-rays, electrocardiograms, suture removal and dressing changes.
  • Communicated clearly and effectively with patients to verify information, determine purpose of visit and record medical history.
  • Explained procedures to patients to reduce anxieties and increase patient cooperation.
  • Oriented and trained new staff on proper procedures and policies.
  • Conducted preliminary evaluations, including measuring weight, temperature and blood pressure, and documented results with accuracy.
  • Enhanced patient outcomes by providing knowledgeable education on procedures, medications and other physician instructions.
  • Supported duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus.
  • Collaborated with medical and administrative personnel to maintain patient-focused, engaging and compassionate environment.
  • Kept medical supplies in sufficient stock by monitoring levels and submitting replenishment orders before depleted.
  • Obtained client medical history, including medication information, symptoms and allergies.
  • Performed clerical duties, such as word processing, data entry, answering phones and filing.
  • Assisted with routine checks and diagnostic testing by collecting and processing specimens.
  • Obtained all prescribed laboratory testing.
  • Identified test discrepancies.
  • Gathered forms, copied insurance cards and [Action] to collect patient information for billing and insurance filing.
  • Monitored [Type] test accuracy using quality controls.
  • Prepared and administered medications to alleviate patient symptoms.
  • Directed patients to exam rooms, fielded questions and prepared for physician examinations.
  • Prepared blood, urine, stool and sputum lab specimens for diagnostic evaluation.
  • Welcomed patients and inquired about wellbeing since last treatment.
  • Tested and recorded blood glucose levels.
  • Collected all pertinent data and calculations to aid physician in interpreting results.
  • Promoted office efficiency, coordinating charts, completing insurance forms and helping patients with diverse needs.
  • Performed or scheduled preventive maintenance on equipment to promote longevity of use, troubleshooting technical issues and coordinating repairs.
  • Prepared initial patient charts for admission.
  • Directed patients to examining rooms and coordinated transportation assistance as necessary.
  • Participated in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities.
  • Balanced, calibrated and recorded appropriate hemodynamic data.
  • Assisted physicians in follow-through of care.
  • Submitted prescriptions to pharmacy via phone, fax or web.
  • Arranged surgeries with surgical center, confirming times with patients and preparing admission and consent forms.
  • Scheduled and accompanied clients to medical appointments.
  • Called and faxed pharmacies to submit prescriptions and refills.
  • Ensured collection of lab specimens by appropriate lab courier.
  • Taught patients about medications, procedures and care plan instructions.
  • Gathered supplies needed for cardiac imaging procedures.
  • Reported any unusual or urgent circumstances in patients' condition or environment immediately to [Job Title].
  • Reported any unusual or urgent circumstances in patients' condition or environment immediately to [Job Title].
  • Escorted patients to examination rooms.
  • Conducted machine safety checks according to facility policy.
  • Ambulated, turned and positioned patients.
  • Ordered and prepared reagents and supplies.
  • Offered age-appropriate patient care before, during and after exams.
  • Obtained accurate medical histories from patients, highlighting critical information.
  • Documented all maintenance and repairs in timely fashion.
  • Obtained pre- and post-treatment vital signs and weight.
  • Documented vital signs and health history for [Number] patients every [Timeframe].
  • Collected histories, vitals and current complaints via patient interviews.
  • Collected and documented patient medical information such as blood pressure and weight.
  • Measured patient pulse oximetry.
  • Scheduled appointments, registered patients and distributed sample pharmaceuticals as prescribed.
ER Technician / Critical Care Tech, 01/1999 to 09/2016
Kaiser PermanenteGreater Upper Marlboro, MD,
  • Developed and maintained rapport with coworkers and local hospital staff to facilitate efficient patient care.
  • Monitored patient status during ambulance transport and transfer.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to quality care through continuous training and development.
  • Evaluated patient vital signs and status to determine care needs.
  • Assessed situation severity of emergent medical incidents and provided care accordingly.
  • Communicated with lucid patients to gather incident and medical history information.
  • Executed well-informed critical decision making in high-pressure situations.
  • Worked with [Type] customers to understand requirements and provide exceptional [Type] service.
  • Adhered to established policies, procedures and compliance for satisfactory audit rating.
  • Improved quality processes for increased efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Followed quality standards and procedures to minimize errors and maximize customer satisfaction.
Podiatric Medical Assistant, 01/2011 to 01/2013
Columbia PodiatryCity, STATE,
  • Promoted office efficiency, coordinating charts, completing insurance forms and helping patients with diverse needs.
  • Collaborated with medical and administrative personnel to maintain patient-focused, engaging and compassionate environment.
  • Updated inventory, expiration and vaccine logs to maintain current tracking documentation.
  • Taught patients about medications, procedures and care plan instructions.
  • Called and faxed pharmacies to submit prescriptions and refills.
  • Followed all appropriate procedures to minimize patient's exposure to radiation.
  • Performed clerical duties, such as word processing, data entry, answering phones and filing.
  • Implemented care and efficiency improvements to support and enhance office operations.
  • Supported duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus.
  • Prepared blood, urine, stool and sputum lab specimens for diagnostic evaluation.
  • Assisted with routine checks and diagnostic testing by collecting and processing specimens.
  • Sanitized, restocked and organized exam rooms and medical equipment.
  • Documented vital signs and health history for [Number] patients every [Timeframe].
  • Obtained client medical history, including medication information, symptoms and allergies.
  • Enhanced patient outcomes by providing knowledgeable education on procedures, medications and other physician instructions.
  • Directed patients to exam rooms, fielded questions and prepared for physician examinations.
  • Explained procedures to patients to reduce anxieties and increase patient cooperation.
  • Prepared patients for X-rays, electrocardiograms, suture removal and dressing changes.
  • Collected all pertinent data and calculations to aid physician in interpreting results.
  • Gathered forms, copied insurance cards and [Action] to collect patient information for billing and insurance filing.
Education
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1995
Mid-Carolina High School - Prosperity, SC
GPA:
: Medical Terminology, Expected in
Piedmont Technical College - Newberry, SC,
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Mid-Carolina High School
  • Piedmont Technical College

Job Titles Held:

  • Medical Assistant
  • ER Technician / Critical Care Tech
  • Podiatric Medical Assistant

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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