A UHC Medical Assistant (MA) shows genuine warmth with patients and has the ability to make them feel comfortable in the health center while providing effective and technically competent nursing assistance to both patients and UHC providers. The MA assists in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician. Primary tasks are to interview patients, measure vital signs (i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height), and record information on patients' charts (paper or electronic). MA may be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis. Finally, the MA prepares treatment rooms and exam rooms for examination of patients. The Medical Assistant position provides or facilitates the provision of information needed by both patients and clinicians. Furthermore, they ensure a smooth and well-connected patient flow. The Medical Assistant reports to the Nursing Supervisor.
Works closely with the Nursing Supervisor and other members of the clinic management team to: