Patient Care Coordinator
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MONTGOMERY, AL 36106
The Patient Care Coordinator – MA performs routine nursing functions and diagnostic procedures to support medical plans of care. Participates in various other assignments as requested by the physician and clinic administrator. Escorts patients to the exam rooms to collect vital signs, temperature, weight and other health maintenance data. Draws blood for various lab procedures. Performs EKG’s and x-rays as ordered by the physician. Gives injections and prepares patients for examinations such as pap smears. Assists with minor surgery and laceration repairs. Records and reviews all prescribed medications on each patient visit. Assists in administering prescribed medications and fulfilling prescription refill requests electronically when permitted by license. Maintains open communication with nurses, physician, and supervisor. Performs all skills on competency skill checklist and attends all updates and in-service education sessions. Initiating, maintaining, and performing patient education. Attains all clinical documentation for referrals, prior authorizations, etc. ensuring continuity of care for patients. Completes all required documentation in electronic medical record to meet Meaningful Use guidelines. Receives clinical messages and responds to patients needs, escalates messages to physician’s attention when appropriate. Assists primary physician with all relevant aspects of patient care and fills in helping other providers and performing front office duties when necessary. Screens patient calls to physicians; handling all calls that do not require a physician. Call patients to relay advice and instructions from the physician. Keeps exam rooms clean, well stocked and maintained, properly disposing of contaminated and disposable items. Ensures instruments, supplies and equipment are ready for use. Assists and takes initiative in handling issues of a non-routine nature and performs other duties as assigned.