Senior Medical Assistant
The Senior Medical Assistant is a member of the health care team who assists the professional caregivers in providing quality care to patients in ambulatory services by coordinating schedules and tasks, as well as working closely with the Medical Assistants.
- Terminal cleaning and infection control
- Orients new Medical Assistants to department and health center.
- Coordinates Medical Assistant schedules and assists with coverage, as necessary.
- Assures that labs/tests are distributed appropriately to providers.
- Assists with problem-solving and keeps Practice Manager informed of problems and problem resolution.
- Provides input to the review process.
- Functions in role of Medical Assistant, i.e. takes vital signs, EKGs, chief complaints, etc.
- Prepares the patient and equipment; chaperoning female patients as needed.
- Cleans instruments and equipment, as needed.
- Maintains a clean, orderly, and safe environment.
- Provides and maintains supplies, equipment, and linen for the assigned clinical areas.
- Reports significant observations and patient problems through proper channels.
- Maintains confidentiality of patient records and problems; treats patients and families with respect.
- Attends nursing meetings and in-service programs appropriate to the clinical areas.
- Practices and adheres to Standard Precautions.
- Performs quality control, as necessary.
- Manages patient flow.
- Performs phlebotomy as necessary.
- High School diploma or equivalent required.
- Successful completion of Medical Certificate program required.
- Previous experience in a health care setting as a Medical Assistant or a comparable position.
- Ability to complete mathematical computations required to perform tasks.
- Ability to lift, transfer, and move patients.
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, and oral communication skills.
- Accuracy and attention to detail.
Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.
Steward Medical Group is taking additional necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.
Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [three-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience.
- Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
- A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout our facilities.
- A strictly controlled visitor and mask policy is required for patient and colleague safety.
Steward Health Care is the largest private, for-profit health care network in the United States. The company is owned and led by a management team of Steward physicians. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward employs more than 40,000 health care professionals and operates 35 hospitals across the United States and in the countries of Malta and Colombia which regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, more than 7,000 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.
The Steward Health Care Network includes more than 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters annually. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta, Colombia and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. For more information, visit www.steward.org.