I am a Medical Assistant with many years of experience in several different areas of care such as Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, a multiple primary care physician practice, along with solo family practice. I have been a certified phlebotomist since 1993 and I consider it one of my greatest fortes. I successfully blended my clinical skills with clerical expertise to make an effective and efficient health care assistant which would be an asset to whatever area I am given an opportunity to prove myself in.
Sharp critical thinker
Lab testing and reporting
In-depth genetics, oncology, hematology, and gynecology knowledge
Strong presentation skills
Effective staff coach
Independent judgment and decision making
Promotes positive behavior
CPR/First Aid certified
Dementia and Alzheimer's knowledge
Tubule feedings and medications familiarity
Companionship and emotional support
Efficient and reliable team player
11/2012 to 01/2013
Medical Assistant- Neurology Blair Medical Associates – Altoona, PA
Member of the medical nursing staff as a Medical Assistant responsible for neurologist's patient vital signs, data, demographics being accurately entered into Centricity EMR. (Electronic Medical Record)using Nursing 101's guidelines. Patient's information checked for completeness and compliance with Meaningful Use to ensure appropriate reimbursement from health insurances and other government agencies.
Prior authorizations for patient's medically necessary medications, treatments, and therapies.
Administration of various injections such as B12, immunizations, and Botox preparation for physician use.
Dispensing of patient sample medications according to department and facility policy documentation guidelines.
Monitored and recorded patient progress in response to therapy.
Provided patient education.
08/2005 to 05/2008
Emergency Clerical Technician / Emergency Services Technician Conemaugh Health System – Johnstown, PA 15904 Unit Clerk responsible for maintaining patient work-flow in Emergency & Fast Track area departments by entering all physician orders, contacting appropriate departments, personnel, and documentation into several hospital based order entry systems simaltaneously. Admission, discharge, and dispositioning of patients in multiple areas.
Responsible for all documentation paperwork for patients.
07/2002 to 07/2005
Medical Office Assistant Conemaugh Health Iniatives – Portage Health Center, Portage, PA 15946
Medical Office Assistant responsible for multiple physician patients. Accompanied patients to exam rooms and prepared them by obtaining vital signs, history, and necessary demographic information and entered it into both SOAPware and paper chart.
Assisted with all aspects of patient care and treatments including injections, both sterile and routine, immunizations, DOT physicals, phlebotomy, sterile wound care, OCL splints, slings, curtches, ankle air casts, I & D's, OB/ gyne services, EKG's, applying & removing 24 hour Holter monitors, and in office IV therapy treatment.
Telephone triage with scheduling of emergent and other urgent needs.
Prescription refill management with prior authorizations. Prior authorizations and preadmission certifications for direct admission of patients to local hospitals along with arranging first responder or pre-hospital transportation for these admissions.
Scheduling of medically necessary testing and specialist appointments, and completion of documentation of such.
Charting, filing, and other front office duties as needed.
Supported duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus.
Efficient collection of specimens for processing and transport to MMC labs or in house lab, along with phlebotomy duties as needed. Monitored expiration of medical supplies and medications.
02/2001 to 07/2002
Emergency Services Technician Memorial Medical Center – Conemaugh Hospital Emergency & Trauma Department
Emergency Services Technician serves as a highly skilled and well trained Nurses's Aide and Technical worker responsible for direct patient care of all patients in Emergency, Trauma, and Fast Track Areas.
Performed direct patient care aimed at increasing comfort, psycho, social and spiritual well-being by providing assistance with personal hygiene, physical comfort, nutrition, elimination, prevention of skin breakdown, rehabilitation and safety.
Took advantage of opportunities for continuing education, quality assurance and performance improvement activities.
Reported any unusual circumstances in the patients' condition or environment.
Collects patient specimens and data, including vital signs, input/output and other delegated measurements. Provided a comforting and soothing environment. Answered call lights and aided in patient comfort and safety by adjusting beds, lights, bed rails, pillows, patients' clothing and bedside tables/equipment.
Member in good standing with Nurse Aide Registry.
GED: General Studies with High Honors Lancaster Lebanon IU13 - Lancaster, PA Graduated with Honors
CNA certification Harrisburg Area Community College CNA Certification - Lancaster, PA
M.D.: Medical Office Assistant- Diploma Harcourt Learning Direct (FKA ICS Correspondence School) - Scranton, PA
Certified Phlebotomist Conemaugh Hospital Phlebotomy certification - Johnstown, PA
Security Clearances Act 33 & Act 34- Child Abuse
Child Abuse Certified clear through PA registry- work as Nursery Personnel at Hammers Street Church of God Portage, PA
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Companies Worked For:
Blair Medical Associates
Conemaugh Health System
Conemaugh Health Iniatives
Memorial Medical Center
Lancaster Lebanon IU13
Harrisburg Area Community College CNA Certification
Harcourt Learning Direct (FKA ICS Correspondence School)