Medical Assistant II (Medical Oncology)
Company: City of Hope
Location: Huntington Beach
Posted on: July 28, 2022
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment
organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow
transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City
of Hopes translational research and personalized treatment
protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic
insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer
drugs are based on technology developed at the institution.
AccessHope, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and
their health care partners by providing access to City of Hopes
specialized cancer expertise.
A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center
and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network,
City of Hope is ranked among the nations Best Hospitals in cancer
by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from
the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is
located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout
Southern California and in Arizona.
City of Hopes commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our
mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative
discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating
cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of
skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our
work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order
to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a
community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and
perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our
Prepares patients to see physician, facilitates lab tests and other
physician orders as needed. Assists the Clinical Director with
clinical duties and procedures as directed.
Key Responsibilities include:
Greets patients and escorts them from the waiting room to exam
rooms; prepares patients for exam or treatment.
Prepares exam rooms with necessary instruments prior to patient
Assists physicians in preparing for examinations and minor
Performs basic nursing procedures including thermal applications,
non-sterile soaks and applications of simple dressing, perineal
care and urine test.
Obtains and documents patient vital signs in EMR, including
temperature, blood pressure, height/weight, respiration and
Obtains and documents patients favorite pharmacy, smoking history,
allergies, current medication list and/or reconciles the current
Prior to patient appointment assures all reports and other medical
information are current in EMR.
Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for the
patient and their families.
Pre-certifies surgical and other procedures, if appropriate.
Answers M.A. phones, takes messages, enters messages in EMR and
returns phone calls on same day.
Schedules tests and off-site procedures when necessary.
Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments,
Disposes of contaminated items according to OSHA guidelines.
Handles laboratory specimens according to OSHA and CLIA
Transmits patient education when appropriate through the use of
preprinted education materials, links, etc.
Replenishes supplies, stocks and cleans exam room daily.
Takes medical stock inventory and communicates supply shortage to
Maintains company code of conduct and patient confidentiality as
regulated by HIPPA.
Attends annual CPR, OSHA and CLIA training programs as
Attends all staff meetings.
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