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Physician Practice Assistant - Outpatient Cardiology

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Nursing - Other
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Effective Date: 06/18

I. JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Performs administrative and related patient care functions and activities to support the physician practice as assigned. 
• Performs duties in compliance with regulatory requirements and in accordance to established policies, procedures and regulations.

II. TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• Continuous: lifting to ½ pound, seeing, hearing, speaking, grasping, fingering. 
• Frequent to continuous: sitting, standing, walking, bending/stooping below waist level, squatting, twisting, reaching above, at and below shoulders, repetitive arm/hand motion, lifting up to 10 pounds. 
• Occasional: kneeling, crouching, climbing, walking on uneven ground, horizontal lift/carry up to maximum of 50 pounds with assistance, floor to waist up to 35 pounds and pushing/pulling maximum weight of 50 pounds of force.
• Operate computer and various office and medical equipment.


III. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and communicable diseases. 
• Work environment can be fast-paced and hectic.

IV. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A. EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:
• Completion of training and certification as a Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant or EMT highly preferred.
• Current CPR certification at BLS/HCP level.
• Satisfactory completion of a pharmacology course as indicated on an official transcript or experience to demonstrate knowledge of pharmacology.

B. EXPERIENCE:
• One (1) year direct patient care experience, preferably in a physician practice setting; OR, completion of an accredited Medical Assistant program may substitute for work experience.  
• Experience to demonstrate knowledge and familiarity with computers and automated systems.
• Demonstrated ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
• Depending upon area of assignment, experience comparable to a Patient Service Representative in a hospital may be preferred.

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