Medical Assistant



Medical Assistant

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Occupation Description

Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

Typical Job Duties

Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints.
Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment.
Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures.
Collect biological specimens from patients.
Conduct diagnostic tests to determine patient health.
Dispose of biomedical waste in accordance with standards.
Explain technical medical information to patients.
Give medications or immunizations.
Interview patients to gather medical information.
Perform clerical work in medical settings.
Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use.
Prepare patient treatment areas for use.

Washington Pay Range $12.80 - $22.43/hr

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