The Medical Assistant- Certified is responsible for the clinic patient flow by assisting members of the patient care team, providing a broad range of health care services. The Medical Assistant- Certified may also be involved in the training and guidance of personnel. As a member of the patient care team, the Medical Assistant-Certified is also aware of the psychosocial needs of patients and families. It is required that the incumbent is certified or eligible for certification as a Medical Assistant through a nationally accredited certification
Be proficient in interpreting basic clinical tests as well as images. Provide initial treatment for emergency medical problems and recognize acute conditions. Understand and use pharmacotherapy effectively and appropriately. Family medicine physician residents must be able to demonstrate their competence in managing maternity care within the scope of the family medicine guidelines. Competently perform surgical, medical and diagnostic procedures that are appropriate for their area of practice.
PCPI- Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement In American Medical Association PCPI is oriented to improve the quality, and value of care to the patients by various programs including maintenance of clinical performance measures which are evidence based, measurement science, improvement of the quality of care with the help of National Quality Registry Network (NQRN). (1) NQF – National quality forum A membership based organization that works for improvements in quality of healthcare. It implements a national strategic plan for healthcare quality measurement and reporting. This forum make sure that quality performance information is accurate and accessible for everyone in public with feedback (2). HAC – hospital-acquired condition
Other tasks may include maintaining the front desk and waiting areas, and performing general accounting, bookkeeping, and billing tasks. A major duty of an Administrative Medical Assistant is to keep the physician’s office running as smoothly as possible. Specialized Medical Assistant’s primary focus is on performing specialized clinical tasks.This allows them to work more closely with the physician, and serve the patients more directly. Specialized Medical Assistant’s report directly to the physician or the administrative manager. Specific tasks depend on the size, specialization, and number of assistants on staff.
MY ROLE IN THE MULTI-PROFESSIONAL TEAM. Healthcare is not simply about curing patients of illness and disease, but about integrating multiple aspects of care to bring about health in individuals and communities. This task explores the role of the multi-professional team in comprehensive healthcare at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. The roles of several multi-professional team members, including those of nurses, psychologists and my role as a future integrated health professional, are discussed with reference to competence. My thoughts and feelings around these roles are reflected, especially with regard to experiences from recent visits to several healthcare facilities.
The Joint Commission’s tracer methodology is used to ensure compliance standards are met, as well as to “trace” and document the level of care provided to patients in order to make improvements to the facility’s health care delivery system. Patients requiring services that utilize the entire continuum of care spectrum are selected in an effort to gather sufficient information needed to identify areas with potential risks and safety concerns. As the patients’ course of care progresses across the system, Joint Commission surveyors evaluate each department 's policy and procedure on data management, infection control and medication management process. Health information management is impacted by the “tracer methodology” because HIM must ensure
How do clinical pharmacists care for patients? Clinical pharmacists: • Provide a consistent process of patient care that ensures the appropriateness, effectiveness, and safety of the patient’s medication use. • Consult with the patient’s physician(s) and other health care provider(s) to develop and implement a medication plan that can meet the overall goals of patient care established by the health care team. • Apply specialized knowledge of the scientific and clinical use of medications, including medication action, dosing, adverse effects, and drug interactions, in performing their patient care activities in collaboration with other members of the health care team. • Call on their clinical experience to solve health problems through the rational use of medications.
Physicians should be able to select the appropriate literature, evaluate the findings and results of the study, and understand whether the conditions match with the circumstances of patient. Most importantly, they should be able to find out whether the study is valid or not. Here, critical appraisal plays an important role. All these skills are known as critical appraisal skills. Critical appraisal is one of the most important tools used in evidence based medicine.
Professional credentialing is required throughout the health care field for pertinent positions that require intricate decision making, it is verified they have the proven knowledge and are competent to perform their duties. The Medical Assistant (MA) credentialing consists of becoming a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) obtained from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or attaining a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification from the American Medical Technologist (AMT). The eligibility requirements for credentialing are as follows. Upon completing The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) accredited medical assisting program,
This position requires me to administer medications and undertake audits, update and make evaluations within care plans and build collaborative partnerships between various healthcare professionals. Being compassionate and non-judgemental is a significant skill within my working role; this