Medical Assistant

Pittsburgh Mercy

Date: 11/30/2018

Location: Pittsburgh

Medical Assistant, Outpatient Medical and Mental Health Clinic Description of duties and responsibilities: The Medical Assistant works alongside a multidisciplinary team which delivers high quality, evidence informed and community-based primary care and behavioral healthcare services.
  • Escorts clients to appropriate clinical settings, answers client questions and ensures a calm and welcoming environment.
  • Takes population appropriate vital signs (Height, Weight, BMI, Blood Pressure, Pulse Rate and Temperature) produces concise documentation in electronic medical records, and follows clinical protocols for any abnormal findings.
  • Performs venipuncture to obtain blood samples and collects urine for testing, following orders from prescribing practitioners.
  • Coordinates sending samples to the appropriate referral lab, ensuring all samples are labeled and assigned accurately.
  • Placing and answering calls providing pertinent information including patient education as directed and related to diagnostic test results and coordinating specialty referrals for follow up care.