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Per Diem Medical Assistant - Hauppauge

Company: Long Island Community Hospital
Location: Hauppauge
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


Long Island Community Hospital has served this richly diverse region as a patient-first community hospital for more than 60 years. As Long Island's only independent community hospital, we are 100% committed to becoming the community's healthcare provider of choice with our greatly enhanced services including the Knapp Cardiac Care Center, our highly-advanced heart disease diagnosis and treatment facility, our new modern surgical pavilion, our unique ER approach, and our high-touch services including women's imaging, sleep laboratory and orthopedics and more. These services are delivered with the highest level of compassion by our LI Community Hospital staff - Long Islanders with an unmistakable mix of courage and heart who care about the people right here in our community and whose sole purpose is to provide personalized comfort.

Long Island Community Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Under the direction of the Program Director of the Hyperbaric Medicine Department, the Medical Assistant serves in various administrative and clinical capacities throughout the organization to facilitate patient care and service excellence. This position also serves as back-up in the delivery of patient care appropriate to the level of his/her medical training, licensure, and/or certification when needed.Greets patients and staff to the Wound Center.

  • Understands and complies with policies and procedures for written consents, history sheets, and screening forms.
  • Follows procedures to collect patient data and advise nursing staff of patient arrival.
  • Confirms appointment time and verifies information on the prescription and requisition.
  • Communicates with appropriate staff to assist in coordinating patient flow
  • Coordinates add-on cases, changes and cancellations with modalities, appointment secretaries and Central Registration.
  • Demonstrates awareness of and participates in activities that support customer satisfaction.
  • Interacts effectively with hospital personnel, medical staff, patients or families.
  • Willingly accepts and completes assignments in a timely manner.
  • Works collaboratively with Management to achieve department and hospital wide goals and objectives.
  • Maintains personal appearance as outlined in organizational guidelines.
  • Promotes professional and collegial work environment
  • Utilizes appropriate technique when answering the telephone
  • Answers telephone calls in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Responds to routine inquiries and relays calls and messages
  • Demonstrates the ability to complete the tasks of facsimile transmission, electronic mail transmission, and photocopy duplication in an efficient and discretionary manner.
  • Supports the delivery of patient care by providing a patient care environment that is properly stocked with supplies and properly functioning equipment.
  • Medical Assistants will also be utilized for their skills in the Patient Care Areas as dictated by their licensure and scope of practice. LPN's, EMT's, and MA's, within the scope of their licensure or certification, will provide Vitals, glucose tests, Dressings, Data Collection, and general assistance during wound care visits.


High School diploma or GED

Must have one of the following:

  • Certificate from an approved Nurse Aide training program, or
  • EMT certificate, or
  • Five years prior hospital or sub-acute experience, or
  • Medical Technician Associate Degree.

Ability to make independent decisions which impact upon work flow, identification of changing patient needs and consequences of role as they relate to actions of entire medical team.

Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with patients and their families that demonstrate recognition of cultural diversity.

Basic analytical skills in order to gather data, complete comparisons, interpret and report outcomes to the nurse or document on the medical record.

Must have excellent customer service and telephone skills.

Ability to manage and perform multiple tasks simultaneously in a changing work environment.

Basic computer skills.

Ability to maintain focused attention to detail.

Possess the ability to stand or walk for long periods of time.

Must possess the ability to occasionally lift/carry up to 75 lbs.

Must possess the ability to frequently push/pull more than 100 lbs.

Must possess the ability to frequently bend, squat, kneel and reach above shoulders.

Must possess the ability to occasionally climb steps/ladder.

Keywords: Long Island Community Hospital, Westport , Per Diem Medical Assistant - Hauppauge, Other , Hauppauge, Connecticut

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