I have worked in the medical field in various positions since 1975 in Nursing Homes, doctors offices both front and back office and hospitals in Labor and delivery and Emergency rooms as Unit Secretary and Patient Care Assistant. I am current with certifications for Medication management, TOVA/YSIS and CPR/First Aide. I am dependable and have the ability to multitask and communicate well with co-workers and patients.
Strong Medical terminology knowledge
EMR/Strong computer skills
Transcribe physicians orders
Worked in doctors office and hospital settings past 39 years
Ability to multitask and work in fast pace environment
Take patient medical histories and complete registration
Ability to work front and back office
12/2011 to Current
Residential SponsorBlue Ridge Residential Services － Forest, Virginia
Observe and documented clients health and document or reported clients complaints accordingly to doctors, therapists, agencies.
Complete and submit clinical documentation and daily progress notes and behavior chart in accordance with agency guidelines.
Support given for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus such as CPAP, INR monitoring, showering, etc.
Plan, prepare and serve meals and snacks according to prescribed diets and state regulations.
Provided transportation, assistance in and out of van and buildings as needed to client.
Clean and organized patients' living quarters. Performed household tasks such as laundry, dusting, washing dishes and vacuuming.
Positioned resident for comfort and to prevent skin pressure problems. Assisted with transferring residents in and out of wheelchairs and adaptive equipment.
Monthly ordering of medical supplies and keep bathroom stocked with necessary supplies to promote independence.
Provided personal nursing care in pre- and post-operative situations.
Chart daily information on the residents such as mood changes, mobility activity, eating percentages, and daily progress note and MAR.
Administer prescribed and OTC medications as directed and document in accordance to State and Agency regulations.
Recognized and reported abnormalities and/or changes in patients' health status to doctors as needed.
Assist with all ADLs to include dressing, brace and shoes, bathing and hygiene routines.
Must maintain communication with Agency's Regional Coordinator, CSB, DMAS, DBHDS and all medical and mental health providers on monthly basis.
Must complete annual training and keep certifications current for First Aid, CPR, YSIS/TOVA and Medication Management as required by Virginia State regulations.
08/2002 to 02/2012
Medical AssistantOrthoVirginia － Richmond, Virginia
Report to office supervisor or physician directly
Perform nursing procedures under supervision of physician or physician assistant
Assist physician and physician assistant in exam rooms with casting and bracing
Escort patients to exam rooms, interviews patients, measure vital signs, including weight, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and document all information in patient's chart (EMR)
Give instructions to patients as instructed by physician or physician assistant, schedule surgeries, diagnostic studies, and therapies.
Ensure all related reports, labs and information is filed is available in patients' medical records prior to their appointment
Keep exam rooms stocked with adequate medical supplies, maintain instruments, prepare sterilization as required
Take telephone messages and provide feedback and answers to patient/physician/pharmacy calls
Triage and process messages from patients and front office staff to physicians and physician assistants
Maintain all logs and required checks for office equipment
All other duties as assigned by clinical coordinator or practice administrator
10/1996 to 12/1998
Emergency Room Unit Secretary/PCASt Mary's Hospital － Richmond, Virginia
I worked in both the Adult and Pediatric ER.
I was responsible for providing receptionist and secretarial services within the department.
Assist in the efficient operation of the unit by relating to patients, families, staff, visitors and physicians in a cooperative manner.
Requisition supplies, equipment and services from other departments.
Provided support to ensure efficient operation of the department and was responsible for collating charts and updating ED physicians of follow-up charting/incomplete charts.
Ordering of tests as requested by nurses and physicians
Completing of registration and Admission of patients as needed to include co-pays and calling of insurance companies.
Provide patients' comfort, personal hygiene, and safety needs under the direction of an RN. Performs related duties as assigned.
Education and Training
VocationalNorthern High School － Dillsburg, PA, USA
I attended Vo-Tech three of my four years of High School to get my state certification as a Medical Assistant.
Diploma and State Certification: Medical Assistant/EMTCumberland-Perry Area Vo-Tech － Mechanicsburg, PA, USAI studied three years at the Vo-tech to be a Medical Assistant. I was chosen to my senior year to work for a group of dermatologist where I was taught hands on office procedures as well as my class studies. In the evening I studied to be an EMT and work as a volunteer with local rescue squad.