Registered Medical Assistant with 18 years of experience in a multi-physician practice. BLS certified and known for dedication to providing premium patient care. Cares for all types of patients with exceptional clinical, interpersonal and time management abilities. Diligent about helping people of all backgrounds with diverse healthcare needs.
Performed medical assistant duties in a multi-physician clinic such as: triage patients, take vitals, discharge patients, schedule patient appointments, insurance verification, prior auths, refills, administer vaccines, injections, perform in-house testing such as rapid tetsing, urine dipsticks, drug screenings, create patient charts. fax/send/print electronic prescriptions, orders, retrieve chief complaints from the patients, enter and submit lab/radiology orders, answer/return phone calls and messages, merge charts, assist with physical examinations such as pap smears, breast exams, prostate exams, wart/skin tag removals. Perform ear irrigations, EKG's, breathing treatments, inform/explain to patients how to use certain medical devices such as nebulizers, oxygen machines, glucose monitors, DME equipment, patient injection training for different injectables such as ( Trulicity, Ozempic, Emgality, Amovig, Praulent, Repatha). Place order for medical supplies, clean/restock exam rooms, medication closet, check for outdated medications, make sure nursing stations had proper medical supplies and medications, input/check out vaccines in the Vaxcare system, complete weekly logs for eye wash stations, vaccines, refrigetators, QC logs, etc. Performed visual acuity testing, audiometry screenings, wound care. Patient transport, autoclave instruments, check and dispose of biohazard materials and sharps containers. Assist with weight loss clinic by getting patients measurements, food logs, and assisting them with purchasing in-house weight loss products. Trained new hires, filled in for different departments when needed such as phone room, traveled to other locations to work with other physicians when needed, assisted with front office, and delegated work to staff as requested by management.
My role was to ease the load off the physicians by assisting with charting/dictating patient charts. Check patient in and out, collect vitals, triage patients to correct departments, triage calls, take messages, schedule/reschedule patients appointments, call patients with test results, administer vaccines, injections, medications, supply patients DME, assist with IV therapy, ultrasound guided injections and procedures. Scan/import clinical documents, assist in different departments when needed, create and print face sheets/superbills for upcoming appointments. Perform insurance verifications, perform ancillary testing such as EKG's, spirometry's, ABI's, 6 minute walk testing, Snellen chart eye exams, perform audiometry evaluations, perform TB skin tests, rapid flu/strep/pregnancy/RSV testing. glucose and Hemoglobin A1C testing, perform ear irrigations, perform orthostatics, mini mental state exams, PHQ9 screenings, assist with annual wellness exams, create daily radiology schedules/log, print and create orders for Frontera to perform studies such as dopplers, echos, stress tests, etc. Maintain refrigerator logs, clean and restock rooms, order/stock medical supplies, refill medications, perform prior auths for medications, DME, in house procedures, out going procedures, referrals. Assist patients with finding help through patient assistance programs, perform Texas prescription drug monitoring on patients. Reconcile patients medications and charts. Create charts and complete H&P, Review of systems, medications, procedures, vitals, insert/send orders/labs, insert pertinent information into patients charts, send and call in medications, provide patients with triplicates after physician has signed off, provide patients with samples, sign off on physicians orders. I trained and cross trained interns, new hires, and current employees. Stocked/operate/maintain crash carts, brought back and introduced drug reps to physicians so that they could provide the clinic with samples and update the physicians on new drugs and therapies for the patients when needed.
My role was to travel with the physicians to different locations to perform duties as a medical scribe. Documented and initiated tests, scan and other orders. Prepared paperwork for admissions to coordinate smooth patient movements. Input details about patient histories, physical examinations, medications and other information into physical or electronic charts. Maintained understanding of all active patients in order to facilitate workflow. Received dictation and created high-quality documents. Evaluated charts, documents and orders, and made timely corrections. Determined correct ICD-10 and CPT codes for use in medical record. When they were short-handed, I would provide assistance as a medical assistant in the back/front office. Assist the nurses with the chemotherapy infusions when needed.
Report to patients residence/hospital/LTC facility to perform the following duties: Assist patient with ADL's such as bathing and dressing the patients, cook meals, feed or assist with feeding, administer medications, take vitals, turn or reposition bedridden patients, collect pertinent information about the patient to forward to nurses, physicians, and owner for plan of care. Transport patients to and from doctor appointments, run errands, clean patients rooms and stock necessary supplies. Empty foley catheter bags, empty, clean, and change colostomy bags.
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