Prepares patient for physician exam, by taking pressure, temperature, weight, height, and updating patient chart with current health information.
Assists physician in examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patient.
Schedules patient testing with appropriate departments and hospital admissions. Prepares and orders diagnostic tests including x-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory tests according to physician orders and
informs patient with instructions and follow-up.
Prepares and administers medication and immunizations as prescribed by physician and according to state and federal regulations.
Takes phone calls from patients seeking medical advice, consults with physician for care instructions and calls patient with follow-up information.
Documents according to established standards.
Assures rooms are adequately supplied and cleaned after each patient; puts equipment away after each procedure; puts biohazardous material in proper waste containers. Cleans and prepares instruments for sterilization in surgery department.
Maintains and restocks medications and medical supplies. Orders medications and supplies as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned or as opportunities arise.
Frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch.
Occasionally required to sit or climb.
Required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls.
Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of department supplies and equipment.
Occasionally may need to move patients and/or equipment of more than 100 pounds.
Requires specific vision abilities for far vision, near vision, depth perception, colors, accommodation and peripheral vision.
Vision correctable to 20/40.