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Top Medical Assisting Extern Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a medical assisting extern. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of medical assisting extern resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.3% of medical assisting extern resumes contained vital signs as a skill. Let's find out what skills a medical assisting extern actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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The six most common skills found on Medical Assisting Extern resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Vital Signs

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Vital signs are a set of values indicating different body systems' performance. They are measurements of the body's most basic functions. The four major vital signs used in medicine to assess a patient are body temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure.

Here's how Vital Signs is used in Medical Assisting Extern jobs:
  • Back office responsibilities included preparing exam rooms, accurately recording vital signs, administering injections and performing EKG's.
  • Recorded patient histories, monitored and recorded vital signs, performed urinalysis and communicated lab results to patients.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in taking vital signs, documenting medical history, and other various diagnostic procedures.
  • Prepared patients for examination by performing vital signs.
  • Performed urinalysis and obtained vital signs.
  • Gained hands-on experience with medical office and clinical procedures such as vital signs, EKG, scheduling, and preparing charts.
  • Back Office- Prepared and took patients into exam rooms, took vital signs, urinalysis, and pregnancy test preparation.
  • Greet, room, and triage 10+ patients daily including obtaining vital signs, medication reviews, and chief complaint.
  • Measured patient vital signs, height, and weight; verify patient's medications and entered data into computer database.
  • Measured vital signs, urinalysis data entry, scheduling appointments, verified medical insurance, medical billing and coding.
  • Recorded vital signs, took patients histories, scheduled follow- up appointments, distributed medications, and updated records.
  • Prepared the patients for doctors by performing vital signs including height, weight, blood pressure and taking histories.
  • Performed direct and in-direct patient care tasks; interviewed patients, took and recorded medical histories and vital signs.
  • Assisted preparing patients for endoscopy procedures that included performing vital signs, interviewing patients and charting patient s condition.
  • Assist doctor with performing medical procedures on patients including ECG's and was responsible for obtaining vital signs.
  • Take patients vital signs, prepare patient for surgery, prepare rooms, monitor vital signs after surgery.
  • Assisted doctor, vital signs, injections, answer phones, scheduled appointments, fax, sterilized equipment.
  • Assisted internists with intake of patients by preparing exam rooms, taking vital signs and recording the findings.
  • Monitored and recorded vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse, oxygen, height and weight.
  • Performed routine medical office procedures including recording patient's vital signs, answering phones, and appointment scheduling.

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2. Patient Care

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Patient care entails the diagnosis, recovery, and control of sickness as well as the maintenance of physical and emotional well-being through the use of healthcare providers' services. Patient care is described as services provided to patients by health practitioners or non-professionals under guidance.

Here's how Patient Care is used in Medical Assisting Extern jobs:
  • Prepared individual patient assessments to assist nurse practitioner and behavioral therapist to expedite quality patient care.
  • Provided excellent patient care, occasionally handled front desk reception and scheduled patient appointments.
  • Assisted the professional staff on administrative and logistical factors associated with direct patient care.
  • Provided exceptional patient care and assisted in patient charting and medical record management.
  • Maintain patient confidence and protect operation by keeping patient care information confidential.
  • Performed patient care responsibilities and provides clerical/administrative support in a clinical setting.
  • Provide high-quality patient care as an in-demand veterinary assistant.
  • Delivered excellent patient care requiring little to no Supervision.
  • Lauded for Outstanding performance in Emergency patient care situations
  • Coordinated patient care and arranged hospital admissions.
  • Assisted with GYN exams and office procedures as needed; and provided other patient care services as directed by the physician.
  • Provide direct patient care, triage, blood draw, EKG's, Injections, assisted in other areas when necessary.
  • Provided patient care, including performing vital signs and effective communication with patients regarding medical history, medications, and allergies.
  • Organized front office activities, processed claims forms, provided patient care, assisted with minor surgical procedures and charted vitals.
  • Job Duties: Help the patients with cleaning the homes, prepare meals, laundry and handle patient care responsibilities.
  • Assisted MD, PA, and other MA's ensuring optimal patient care and smooth daily functioning of the office.
  • Performed front office and back desk duties such as appointment setting, phone coverage, filing, and patient care.
  • Care for the dermatology department with a great attitude while giving my best in patient care my most professional manner.
  • Seal Beach, CA 04/2011 to 06/2011 l Maintained accurate records of patient care, condition, progress and concerns.
  • Worked closely with doctor by assisting with injections, pap smears, and rectal exams while maintaining quality patient care.

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3. Office Procedures

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Office procedures are the protocols and standards which define how the staff works together. The office procedures can be a set of rules and regulations which guide the employees and help them run the office operations smoothly. Paperwork, customer interaction, taking messages, handling calls in and out all fall under the office procedures.

Here's how Office Procedures is used in Medical Assisting Extern jobs:
  • Performed and oversaw a variety of general office support assignments where I processed documents, retrieved and distributed data or information.
  • General office support including photocopying, typing, sending and receiving correspondence, and maintaining office supply inventory.
  • Coordinated office activities and schedules; developed and recommended office procedures and systems; ensured smooth office operations.
  • Scheduled/programmed special events and organized all required materials; performed general office duties and updated audit records.
  • Provided general office assistance to accounting department servicing multiple high net-worth clients and small corporations.
  • Provided general office assistance and data processing assistance to this small, woman-owned engineering/consulting firm.
  • General administrative work updating constituent database and maintaining relationship with vendors and general office management.
  • Explained and answered questions concerning prescriptions, medical equipment and clinical office procedures.
  • Provided general office and administrative support on various special projects as needed.
  • Provide general assistance within office for client correspondence and general office upkeep.
  • Explained procedures and answered patients' questions concerning clinical office procedures.
  • General office clerical duties, website management and social media management.
  • Handled information requests utilizing office procedures and administrative secretarial functions.
  • General office duties, assisting with promotion projects, calculated inventory
  • Performed multifaceted general office support, and administered academic placement.
  • Assisted physicians with minor office procedures and examinations i.e.
  • Assisted with variety of in-office procedures and specimen processing.
  • Reviewed previous examination histories and assisted with in-office procedures.
  • Assisted physician with patient evaluations and in-office procedures.
  • Performed general office tasks including resolving client inquiries.

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4. EKG

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Here's how EKG is used in Medical Assisting Extern jobs:
  • Operated electrocardiograph (EKG) and other equipment to administer routine diagnostic test; prepared examination room and sterilized equipment.
  • Performed EKG testing and analysis -Explained medical treatments, medications and medical terminology based on physician instructions
  • Back office: vitals, blood and UA specimen collection, EKG's, bone density test, injections and glucose.
  • Pulled and prepared patient files, obtained vital information, roomed patients and assisted nurses with EKG's and acupuncture.
  • Gained skills and knowledge of x-ray, electrocardiogram (EKG), and other equipment to administer routine diagnostic tests.
  • Performed procedures and used equipment as delegated by a licensed professional, including blood draws, injections, and EKG's
  • Measured and charted patient vital signs (e.g., blood pressure, EKG, blood oxygen saturation levels).
  • Established understanding on methods of examination: X-ray, EKG, CAT scans, ultrasounds and common blood tests.
  • Schedule appointments, operate EKG, assist with physical examinations by handling the materials for performing such tasks.
  • Performed urine tests, A1C, cholesterol screening, pulmonary function test, EKG, and giving injections.
  • Administer EKG, take patients' temperature, blood pressure, and draw blood from patients as needed.
  • Obtained vitals from patients as well as prepped them for procedures and EKG on a daily basic.
  • Perform urinalysis, pregnancy, respiratory test; centrifuge blood, injection, EKG and blood withdraw.
  • Performed vital signs, blood draws, EKG's, pregnancy tests, specimen collection, injections.
  • Collect blood, tissue, or other laboratory specimens, EKG's and Administering Flu Shots.
  • Performed clinical procedures such as finger sticks, EKG's, urine tests and eye tests.
  • Performed EKG on patients to record the electrical currents to each event in the heart muscle.
  • Worked with giving injections, administering hearing and seeing tests, EKG, vitals, urinalysis
  • Greeted/roomed patients, vitals, injections, medicine administration, EKG's, glucose tests.
  • Roomed patients for exams, performed vitals, blood draws, injections and EKG's.

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5. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Medical Assisting Extern jobs:
  • Coordinate, evaluate, reply to subpoena orders and disability determination medical records request and deliver detail patient records request.
  • Assisted attorneys in congregating employment information, medical records and other vital information in preparation for court cases.
  • Coordinate medical records, receiving verbal praise for thoroughness and accuracy in completion of reports and patient documentation.
  • Checked in patients and entered information into EmStat system, verified medical insurance and assembled medical records.
  • Provided administrative support including answering phones, filing medical records and taking messages for physicians.
  • Managed general filing processes, documentation, indexing and completion of patient medical records.
  • Analyze Medical records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Entered confidential patient data into electronic medical record system and maintained medical records.
  • Maintained an extensive medical records filing system using alphabetical and numerical organization.
  • Completed medical records, medical record management, and general office management.
  • Reviewed medical records to determine diagnoses and assigned billing codes accordingly.
  • Scheduled appointments, managed medical records and facilitated prescription refill requests.
  • Updated patient information in the electronic medical records (Vitals/Medications).
  • Requested, received and documented medical information and managed medical records.
  • Documented patient medical history completed necessary documentation using electronic medical records.
  • Protected the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained
  • Managed processing through electronic filing; updated medical records when necessary
  • Created and organized medical records for admitting and discharging patients.
  • Assisted physician with Epic and Meridian electronic medical records.
  • Managed medical records maintaining confidence safeguarding the information.

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6. Exam Rooms

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An exam room in a hospital is a place where patients are examined by medical representatives. In several cases, the exam room distinguishes the doctor-patient relationship and is a critical component of the overall care process.

Here's how Exam Rooms is used in Medical Assisting Extern jobs:
  • Demonstrated proficiency in taking patient medical histories Ensured cleanliness, sanitation, and maintenance of exam rooms and equipment
  • Collected and packaged specimens also cleaned and sterilized instruments and prepared exam rooms.
  • Prepared exam rooms and sterilized instruments.
  • Back Office Duties: taking patients to their exam rooms, taking there vital signs and getting information for the physician.
  • Clean and sterilize exam rooms, any instruments used, and dispose of all contaminated objects in their proper containers.
  • Prepared patients for health care visits, placed patients in exam rooms for provider evaluation and also obtained medical history.
  • Take patient vitals, gather information for physician, prep exam rooms, discharge patients, operate c-arm, coordinate procedures
  • Answer phone calls, schedule patients, verify insurance eligibility, prepare vaccines, referral coordinating, clean exam rooms
  • Oversee efficient turnover of exam rooms, Maintain exam rooms in a neat and clean manner at all times.
  • Stocked exam rooms with medical supplies, stocked clinic inventory Cleaned and sterilized instruments and disposed of contaminated supplies.
  • Prepared exam rooms for patients, cleaned and sanitized equipment after each use, and set up for procedures.
  • Escorted patients from the front of the clinic to the exam rooms and prepared them for the physician.
  • Practiced proper infection control techniques; sanitized exam rooms, sterilized equipment, and set up sterile field/trays.
  • Reported test results, injections, managed and organized office inventory, kept exam rooms stocked and clean.
  • Handled routine administrative duties such as check in, scheduling of patients, and preparation of exam rooms.
  • Maintained a clean, functional environment including cleaning and disinfection of equipment, exam rooms and storage areas.
  • Prepared exam rooms, assisted with various administrative responsibilities such as scheduling appointments for new & current patients.
  • Schedule patients for follow up visits if necessary, Clean and sanitize exam rooms after every patient visit.
  • Assist in maintaining clean environment, exam rooms, clean equipment after Patient use according to OSHA.
  • Prepare exam rooms for procedures and physicals, and simplify tasks for the doctor and the medical assistant

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7. Specimen Collection

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Specimen collection refers to process of collecting any tissue or fluid like substance in order to be analyzed and tested in a laboratory. Specimen collection is the initial necessary step for the diagnosis of a problem, providing a pathway to the eventual treatment.

Here's how Specimen Collection is used in Medical Assisting Extern jobs:
  • Executed daily operations of urine specimen collection, labeling, and documentation.
  • Implemented proper specimen collection and assisted in diagnostic procedures.
  • Performed specimen collection and measured vital signs.
  • Performed specimen collections and lab procedures.
  • Performed urinalysis testing and specimen collection.
  • Back Office- patient weigh and vitals, blood draw, specimen collection, chart recording, assisting doctor with procedures.
  • Obtained knowledge of HIPAA, medical terminology, and specimen collection, including urine, feces, and blood.
  • Perform injections, patient vitals, throat sweeps, specimen collections, blood draws and EKG during internship.
  • Perform physical assessments, routine tests, specimen collection, electrocardiograms, and patient registration.
  • Collect lab specimens, label and submit the specimen collections.
  • Greeted patients and instructs them in proper specimen collection methods.
  • Performed vital signs, finger stick, urine specimen collection.
  • Assisted with specimen collection and Pap smears.
  • Performed blood and specimen collection as needed.
  • Perform specimen collections, applying bandages.
  • Managed office schedule of appointments Documented specimen collection and prepared them for delivery to laboratory.
  • Perform electrocardiograms* Prepare/maintain exam/treatment area* Dispose of biohazardous waste* Instruct patient on specimen collection
  • Prepared equipment for speculum exams and specimen collection.
  • Obtain patient's vital signs, venipuncture, injections, specimen collection and urinalysis while providing professional customer service.
  • Created new patient charts, answer multi-line telephone system, filing, faxing and labeling patient specimen collections.

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8. Front Office

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Here's how Front Office is used in Medical Assisting Extern jobs:
  • Performed administrative duties and maintained front office informational packets.
  • Performed front office registration and medical records maintenance procedures.
  • Accomplished front office and clinical responsibilities efficiently.
  • Performed all front office administrative operations.
  • Handled front office clerical duties, checked patients in and out, filed, pulled charts, and verified insurance coverage.
  • Front office duties - appointments reminders, filing, EMR, patient check- in/check-outs, scans forms, and phone triage.
  • Front office duties: scheduled appointments, called patients to schedule appointments, answered phones, fax Rx and distribute mail.
  • Front office: Collected patient registration information, appointment scheduling, insurance verification, answer phone calls, made bank deposits AWARDS
  • Front Office - verify insurance, making new charts for patients, looking for charts, putting in order patient charts.
  • Worked in the front office as part of a small team as well as assisting the director and House Manager.
  • Front office duties: Greeting patients, booking appointments, insurance verification, filing, data entry, answering phones.
  • Backed up front office by assisting with scheduling appointments for patients, making reminder calls, and providing other administrative services
  • Front Office: scheduling in/out patients, making/canceling/rescheduling appointments, answering phone calls, filing, faxing and registering patients.
  • Front office work including computer skills, electronic medical record (EMR), answering phones, filing, paperwork.
  • Obtained vital signs and patient history, collected and tested specimen, performed front office duties and prepared patient rooms.
  • Front Office duties: Perform general office duties such as greeting and logging in patients as they arrive to clinic.
  • Worked in the front office checking patients in/out, posting copy's, and modifiers to patient accounts for billing.
  • Front office duties included, answering phone lines, calling in prescriptions, referrals, scheduling patients and filing charts.
  • Handled front office duties, answered phones, checked patients in and out, filed, and pulled charts.
  • General front office administrative duties, patient services, assisting with doctor, earned an A+ rating/grade for exemplary performance

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9. Scheduling Appointments

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Scheduling appointments is the practice of finding a free slot with the person(s) you want to meet. The process of scheduling appointments involves finding mutually free time, negotiating follow-ups, sending reminders, and creating new appointments. Scheduling appointments is important to ensure that the timings of consecutive meetings do not clash with each other.

Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in Medical Assisting Extern jobs:
  • Prioritize all front desk operations including telecommunications, appointment scheduling, prescription requests via Fast-RX, and co-payment processing.
  • Front and back office Duties Include: Patient reception/registration, appointment scheduling, medical billing/insurance, customer service representative.
  • Participated in basic administrative medical tasks including answering phone calls and returning messages, scheduling appointments and medical filing.
  • Performed administrative procedures including scheduling appointments, chart preparation, greeting patients' and general clerical duties.
  • Verified insurance eligibility, entered billing information, created patient correspondence, filing, appointment scheduling.
  • Supported front desk receptionist with administrative duties including reminder calls, appointment scheduling, and scanning/filing.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills by scheduling appointments, checking patients in/out and discharging.
  • Front desk responsibilities included answering phone/faxing, scheduling appointments, and checking in/out patients.
  • Demonstrated organization by scheduling appointments for Texan Shadow Interviews and student shadow dates.
  • Entered information in system for appointment scheduling, rescheduling and cancellation.
  • Performed office duties including scheduling appointments, insurance verification etc.
  • Supported the President by managing calendars and scheduling appointments.
  • Performed appointment scheduling and registration for patients.
  • Collect Co-payments Appointment scheduling and insurance verification.
  • Coordinated scheduling appointments and confirmed patient bookings.
  • Process transactions and scheduling appointments.
  • Performed all front and back office duties, including answering phones, scheduling appointments, and translating between doctor and patient.
  • Front office duties included customer service, insurance verification, taking payments, scheduling appointments, maintaining and filing medical records.
  • Performed administrative duties include filing, calling in or faxing over prescriptions to pharmacy, scheduling appointments and maintaining medical records.
  • Facilitated daily operations by scheduling appointments, collecting payments, verifying insurance, and uploading patient data in ICD-9 formatted forms.

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10. Phlebotomy

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Here's how Phlebotomy is used in Medical Assisting Extern jobs:
  • Experience also included patient encounter charted, patient education, vital sign assessment, phlebotomy, medication administration and injections.
  • Performed phlebotomy under supervision and adequately prepare the specimens to be picked up by the laboratory.
  • Collected, handled, and processed in-house laboratory test and phlebotomy; administer injections and vaccinations.
  • Performed Urinalysis, Visual Acuity examination, Phlebotomy; assisted with immunizations and planted PPD.
  • Conducted urinalysis, injection, phlebotomy and preparing patients for medical tests and examination.
  • Performed clinical and laboratory procedure under Physician including, phlebotomy, Urinalysis, EKG's
  • Utilized full knowledge of laboratory procedures, phlebotomy, immunizations, and injections.
  • Maintained treatment rooms, sterilized instruments, performed phlebotomy and completed lab procedures.
  • Assisted with PFV evaluation processed urinalysis, phlebotomy and administered injections.
  • Process laboratory testing, injections, Urinalysis Pharmacology and phlebotomy.
  • Input phlebotomy requisitions via automated or manual logging systems.
  • Collected and prepared specimens for laboratory testing including phlebotomy.
  • Performed phlebotomy duties and completed necessary lab forms.
  • General clerical work *Filing *Reception *Patient Preparation *Phlebotomy *Injections
  • Performed phlebotomy and collections of laboratory specimens.
  • Performed phlebotomy and CLIA waived laboratory testing.
  • Performed phlebotomy and completed labs testing.
  • Coordinated with Phlebotomy and Clinic co-workers.
  • Performed Phlebotomy duties under supervision.
  • Performed lab work including phlebotomy.

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11. Blood Pressure

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Here's how Blood Pressure is used in Medical Assisting Extern jobs:
  • Obtained and recorded vital stats (i.e., blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperatures, height and weight).
  • Obtain patient vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, height, weight, head circumference for infants).
  • Interview patients, measure vitals signs, pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, and record information on patients charts.
  • Interview patient, record medical history, and measure vitals such as blood pressure, temperature, height, and weight.
  • Prepared patients for physical examination: height, weight, blood pressure, vital signs and updated personal records and medications.
  • Assess incoming patients collecting and recording vital signs such as blood pressures, temperatures, weight, pulse, and respiration.
  • Assisted with clients examination; blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and obtained clients reason for visit and concerns.
  • Go out into the community to check glucose blood pressure and talk to the community how important your health is.
  • Checked patient's vital, such as height weight, blood pressure, body temperature, heart and respiratory rates.
  • Performed vitals including but not limited to blood pressure, heart rate, weight, height, and Chief Complaint.
  • Prepared Patients for examination and diagnostic procedures such as recording pulse rate, blood pressure and respond to medical questions.
  • Obtain blood pressures, take pulse, 02, height and weight as required before and after treatments and examinations.
  • Assisted medical technician in taking patient's vital signs (weight, temperature, blood pressure, oxygen level).
  • Prepared patients for the doctor: obtained weight and blood pressure measurements, urine chem- strips, obtained chief complaints.
  • Take patient's vital signs (height, weight, blood pressure) Document patient information in patient's medical records
  • Take complete vital signs (Blood Pressure, Temperature, Pulse, Glucose testing, Respiration and Pain assessment)
  • Prepped patients for medical exams by obtaining and recording vital signs including blood pressure, temperature, and weight.
  • Performed patient vitals including: Blood pressure, Temperature, Weight, Height, Age, and if smoker/non-smoker.
  • Prepare new patients by creating file, listing current medications and allergies, blood pressure and weight check.
  • Recorded patient's Vital Signs: Height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature.

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12. Venipuncture

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Here's how Venipuncture is used in Medical Assisting Extern jobs:
  • Performed venipuncture procedures and administered intramuscular vaccinations
  • Demonstrated proficiency in establishing patient medical histories, taking accurate vital signs, venipuncture, injections, and various diagnostic procedures.
  • Record patient vital signs both electronically and manually as well as perform electrocardiogram testing and venipuncture when necessary.
  • Assisted technicians and Veterinarian with animal restraint, vaccines, radiology, venipuncture and examinations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in performing venipuncture, injections and various diagnostic procedures and tests.
  • Administered injections, performed venipuncture, and urinalysis testing for lab requisitions.
  • Administered injections, performed venipuncture, centrifuge, urinalysis and glucose testing.
  • Completed 300 successful routine venipuncture procedure with difficult, pediatrics/geriatrics patients.
  • Delivered medication by injections and performed venipuncture to obtain blood samples.
  • Performed a variety of routine blood drawing procedures including venipuncture.
  • Performed venipuncture, gathered documents, and verified insurance coverage.
  • Performed various laboratory procedures including urinalysis, capillary and venipuncture.
  • Performed venipuncture such as evacuated, butterfly and capillary puncture.
  • Performed capillary puncture/ venipuncture to collect blood for specimen testing.
  • Performed venipuncture, collected specimens and conducted routine laboratory testing
  • Prepared and administered injections and venipuncture.
  • Performed venipuncture and administered urinalysis testings.
  • Performed venipuncture and gave injections.
  • Performed venipuncture for laboratory tests.
  • Performed venipuncture and counted inventory.

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13. EMR

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Here's how EMR is used in Medical Assisting Extern jobs:
  • Prepared exam rooms for patients*Confidently answered phones, completed faxes and delivered messages*Utilized Microsoft Word and EMR
  • Inducted patients using EMR* Medication and vaccination administration* Waived lab diagnostic tests performed
  • Roomed patients, took vitals, accurately recorded data into EMR including; patient demographics, medical history and medications.
  • Collect co-payment, telephone techniques, greeted patients, faxed document, knowledge of EMR (Program) Roomed patients.
  • Logged patient information into the EMR, sent faxes for consultations, scheduled appointments, and telephoned triage.
  • Managed patient flow, roomed patients, obtained vitals, obtained and charted medical records using EMR systems.
  • Learned computer software, including the medical records program (EMR), scanning, and prescription writing.
  • File documents, created a new filing system for chart room, scan paper charts into EMR.
  • Prepared electronic records (EMR) to be processed and sent by claim number and appointment schedules.
  • Observed and documented patient's condition and vital signs into electronic medical records system (EMR).
  • Learned and utilized MediSoft Clinical EMR system, called in prescriptions, authorized refills as appropriate.
  • Performed vitals and imputing patient's information into the system using Health System EMR Software.
  • Entered patient information into EMR, used necessary codes for coding, checked patients in/out.
  • Carried out using the electronic medical record (EMR) system or manually as necessary.
  • Checked in patients, administered their vitals, and input information into the EMR system.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in taking patients vital signs and medical histories, charting in ECW EMR.
  • Obtained and recorded vitals as well as other pertinent information into an EMR program.
  • Scheduled patient appointments, and charted their information utilizing PracticeFusion (EMR software).
  • Blood Draws, Immunizations, EKG, Urinalysis, paper an EMR charting and Vitals
  • Worked in EMR to expedite scheduling, canceling, and verification of medical appointment.

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14. Triage

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Triage is a method of prioritizing a patient or a group depending on the severity, diagnosis, and condition of the disease needing immediate medical care. It is often to determine a condition and identifying the appropriate destination before assessing where the patient will be going. A triage nurse commonly performs it.

Here's how Triage is used in Medical Assisting Extern jobs:
  • Performed and recorded triage information, explained treatment procedures prepared patients for exams and assisted physicians during exams.
  • Served as front-line resource for inbound communication and triage to appropriate personnel
  • Conducted initial medical triage; took medical history data, explained treatment procedures to patients, assisted physicians during the exams.
  • Cleaned and prepared examination rooms, greeted patients, obtained patient vitals in triage area, and roomed patients.
  • Take patient vital signs, chief complaints, triage patients quickly and efficiently to assure patient comfort and satisfaction.
  • Performed patient triage, which includes height, weight, vital signs and O2 saturation monitoring when necessary.
  • Experience in urgent care patients, workman's compensation patients, pediatric patients, triage patients, etc.
  • Performed clerical duties, phone triage, forms management, and completion of Patient Admission and Discharge Function.
  • Prepared charts, utilized EPIC to input patient information, performed phone triage, and scheduled appointments.
  • Maintained cleanliness of patient's rooms, triage rooms and lab area, also supplies and equipment.
  • Answered and Returned calls, updated system data, Triage, EKG, Injections, Medication refill
  • Provided the physician with patients' chart after completion of triage; collected urine specimens.
  • Back Office- Assisted Physician, triage, vitals, write prescriptions, and educated patients.
  • Scheduled appointments, managed telephone triage, filed patient charts, and managed patient referrals.
  • General office duties, schedule appointment, handled all department mail, triage phone calls
  • Maintained patients files * Triage incoming patients * Labs * Answering phones * Setting appointment
  • X-ray set up and developing, Vital signs, Administering injections, Telephone triage.
  • Conduct triage, weights and heights of scheduled patients for the day.
  • Conducted patient triage, took vitals, and recorded in medical charts.
  • Charted patients files, Triage, Gave Injections, Patient History, Filing

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15. Externship

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Here's how Externship is used in Medical Assisting Extern jobs:
  • Evaluated and assessed student progress during externship offering coaching and support to improve performance.
  • Interview and teach student professional development to accomplish a successful externship placement.
  • Completed 180 hours of supervised externship experience required for certificate program.
  • Completed 120 hours of externship to satisfy requirements for certification.
  • Organized students documents, informed students of requirements for externship.
  • Fulfilled externship requirement by completing 160 clinical hours.
  • Execute on-site facilities appraisals to secure Externship Affiliations.
  • Coordinated externship for clinical experience with medical offices.
  • Completed 250 externship hours in clinical and administrative skills
  • Establish and maintain database for externship coordination.
  • Performed urology externship and attended medical lectures.
  • Performed clinical duties to fulfill externship requirements
  • Completed externship with excellent evaluation.
  • Completed a 180 hour externship performing the essential functions and duties associated with being a Medial Assistant within a medical practice.
  • Completed a 180 hour externship completing the essential duties and functions as a Medical Assistant in a fast pasted medical office
  • Communicate closely with students to understand their needs and desire for externship in making the right match for possible hire.
  • Completed a three month externship in conjunction with the University of Texas at Arlington's Continuing Education CVA program.
  • Offered a permanent position in the company after externship because of being a fast learner with a teachable attitude.
  • Implemented Electrocardiograms and vital signs on a variety of patients each day during a one hundred twenty hour externship.
  • Place students, based on their personalities and aptitude, in an appropriate site to perform their externship.

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16. Test Results

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Here's how Test Results is used in Medical Assisting Extern jobs:
  • Learned how to carefully analyze test results and information gathered during examinations to properly diagnose illnesses and diseases.
  • Performed administrative duties that included contacting labs and patients regarding test results, and filed patients documents
  • Administered and documented portable Breathalyzer test results for clients.
  • Administered drug/alcohol testing and interprets test results.
  • Audited nursing documentation of critical test results.
  • Maintained patient medical records, ensuring accurate recording of medical history, vital statistics, physician notes, and test results.
  • Filed lab slips, recorded patient medical history, vital statistics, insurance claims information and test results in medical records.
  • Filed patient's charts and records by scanning documents into electronic database; Inputted patient's test results into computer system
  • Prepared patients for examinations, assessed & recorded vital signs and test results, medication administration and any prescribed treatments.
  • Recorded patient's medical history, height and weight, vital statistic, and test results for Doctors' consultations.
  • Transcribed all test results into patient chart to ensure complete workup for physician to develop accurate treatment plan.
  • Greeted and checked in patients, obtained intake demographic data, retrieved test results, and medical history.
  • Generated charts and attached patients updated information such as test results, progress and other physicians notations.
  • Scheduled appointments, informed patients of test results, and called in prescriptions for patients.
  • Recorded patient histories, physicals and laboratory test results; performed other duties as assigned.
  • Provided updated medical charts, and provided doctor with test results and patient's history.
  • Ordered test results from laboratories, took patients vital signs, and reviewed patient medications.
  • Record patient medical history Vital statistics or information such as test results in medical record.
  • Obtained new patient records and previous test results, x-rays, scans, etc.
  • Recorded medical history of patients and test results in the individual record sheets.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Medical Assisting Extern

Vital Signs14.3%
Patient Care11.3%
Office Procedures8.6%
EKG8.2%
Medical Records7%
Exam Rooms6.8%
Specimen Collection4.8%
Front Office3.8%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Medical Assisting Extern

RankascdescSkillascdescPercentage of ResumesPercentageascdesc
1
1
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
14.3%
14.3%
2
2
Patient Care
Patient Care
11.3%
11.3%
3
3
Office Procedures
Office Procedures
8.6%
8.6%
4
4
EKG
EKG
8.2%
8.2%
5
5
Medical Records
Medical Records
7%
7%
6
6
Exam Rooms
Exam Rooms
6.8%
6.8%
7
7
Specimen Collection
Specimen Collection
4.8%
4.8%
8
8
Front Office
Front Office
3.8%
3.8%
9
9
Scheduling Appointments
Scheduling Appointments
3.7%
3.7%
10
10
Phlebotomy
Phlebotomy
3.5%
3.5%
11
11
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure
2.4%
2.4%
12
12
Venipuncture
Venipuncture
2.3%
2.3%
13
13
EMR
EMR
2.2%
2.2%
14
14
Triage
Triage
1.8%
1.8%
15
15
Externship
Externship
1.5%
1.5%
16
16
Test Results
Test Results
1.1%
1.1%
17
17
Blood Samples
Blood Samples
1%
1%
18
18
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
1%
1%
19
19
Patient Examinations
Patient Examinations
0.8%
0.8%
20
20
EHR
EHR
0.7%
0.7%
21
21
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.7%
0.7%
22
22
Administrative Tasks
Administrative Tasks
0.7%
0.7%
23
23
Insurance Forms
Insurance Forms
0.6%
0.6%
24
24
Patient Intake
Patient Intake
0.6%
0.6%
25
25
Greeting Patients
Greeting Patients
0.6%
0.6%
26
26
Hipaa
Hipaa
0.6%
0.6%
27
27
Patient Rooms
Patient Rooms
0.6%
0.6%
28
28
PAP Smears
PAP Smears
0.6%
0.6%
29
29
Telephone Calls
Telephone Calls
0.5%
0.5%
30
30
Office Supplies
Office Supplies
0.5%
0.5%
31
31
Computer System
Computer System
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
Communication
Communication
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
New Patients
New Patients
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Hippa
Hippa
0.4%
0.4%
35
35
Vital Statistics
Vital Statistics
0.4%
0.4%
36
36
Patient Files
Patient Files
0.4%
0.4%
37
37
Medication Administration
Medication Administration
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
Lab Results
Lab Results
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
Word Processing
Word Processing
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
Medical Supplies
Medical Supplies
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Taking Messages
Taking Messages
0.3%
0.3%
42
42
Press Releases
Press Releases
0.3%
0.3%
43
43
Medical Equipment
Medical Equipment
0.3%
0.3%
44
44
Clia
Clia
0.3%
0.3%
45
45
Rooms Neat
Rooms Neat
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
Suture Removal
Suture Removal
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
Administrative Functions
Administrative Functions
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
Travel Arrangements
Travel Arrangements
0.2%
0.2%
49
49
Pregnancy Tests
Pregnancy Tests
0.2%
0.2%
50
50
Facebook
Facebook
0.2%
0.2%

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