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Certified Medical Assistant
at Perdue Farms
Perry, GA

Certified Medical Assistant
at Perdue Farms
Perry, GA

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Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.

Summary

The Medical Assistant assists the nurse(s) by carrying out tasks not requiring licensure; enhances patient flow through the medical office by delivering quality care and support under the health care professional’s directions.

 

This is a day shift position from 7am-3pm.

 

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Performs administrative duties e.g., greeting patients, answering telephones and relaying patient requests and questions to the appropriate health care provider, patient reminders and follow-up (no shows), maintaining and filing of medical records, form completion and/or handling correspondence, managing medical supply and inventory, maintaining and calibration of medical equipment, etc.  Enters data into computer applications e.g. electronic medical record (OHM, e-prescribing and clinical labs).  Additional administrative responsibilities include clerical duties, such as completing accurate encounter logs, provider payment validation and reconciliation.
  2. Updates medical records and verifies medical histories; takes vital signs, etc.  Prepares and sets up examination room for treatment/examination by health care providers and assists when necessary.  If applicable, transcribe dictated documents, receive and communicate laboratory results (no interpretation) and reiterate provider instructions and patient health teachings.  Schedules and follows up on test results, procedures and referrals to ensure appropriate health care. 
  3. Performs clinical duties, e.g. applies medical treatments, including but not limited to splints, wraps, dressing changes and other patient care techniques as assigned in an effective manner and in accordance with the provider treatment plan, standing orders and protocols, etc.  Assists with therapeutic and simple surgical procedures.   Performs blood pressure and blood sugar checks.  May perform phlebotomy and basic laboratory collection and testing (blood, urine) as assigned, to include receiving laboratory results and communicating test results to physicians and patients.  Under the direction of the appropriate healthcare provider, administers immunizations/vaccinations.  Prepares and administers medications as directed by physician or mid-level provider.  State specific restrictions may apply.  Administers intramuscular injections as prescribed by the physician (this duty can only be performed after the incumbent has demonstrated competency by an RN or physician).  With appropriate certifications, may respond to medical emergencies, administer CPR and basic first aid.
  4. Assists staff with systems for health improvement of patients at the facility, by taking vitals, body measurements, specimen collection and explaining preventative measures that can assist in improving patient health i.e. support with HIP.
Minimum Education
  • High School diploma or equivalent.  
Experience Requirements
  • 0- 2 years experience. 
  • Certificate for completion of course for Certified Medical Assistant (Clinical Medical Assistant) and /or Emergency Medical Technician and one year’s experience as a Certified Medical Assistant or EMT. 
  • Phlebotomy certification required. 
  • All healthcare staff must adhere to the company immunization policy; provide proof of training, certifications and/or license.

 

Experience Preferred
  • Computer experience
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings.

May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another.

May need to access files, supplies and equipment.

Work activity is generally in an office, clinical environment.

When in a plant environment:

Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.

May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity.

May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db.

May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility.

Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed

 

 

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

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