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About Raleigh Associated Medical Specialists:

Internal Medicine Practice that has been owned and independently operated in the North Raleigh area for 37 years. Dr. Cook is a Nephrologist and is looking for a full time, caring physician for this position.



Medical Scribe

Medical Scribes are individuals trained in medical documentation who assist a physician throughout their shift. The primary goal of a Medical Scribe is to increase the efficiency and the productivity of the physician they are working for. The Medical Scribe allows the doctor to focus on what is most important, the patient.

A summary of a Medical Scribes duties includes but not limited to performing all clerical and information technology functions for a physician in a clinic setting. This includes primary responsibility of the operation of the electronic health records and electronic dictation system. You also must be able anticipate physician needs to facilitate the flow of clinic. Medical Scribes must be discreet, tactful, and modest in performance of duties so as not to distract medical staff from patient care.  Good judgment, organizational ability, initiative, attention to detail, and the ability to be self-motivated are especially important when working as a Medical Scribe.  You must be adaptable and versatile since you will be responsible for many tasks. Good attendance is also an important element of this job since you will be hard to replace.  You must also be versed in taking full sets of vital signs and able to perform a full review of systems.

Some of the more detailed job duties and responsibilities of a Medical Scribe are:

  1. Accurately and thoroughly document medical visits and procedures as they are being performed by the physician, including but not limited to:
  • Patient medical history and physical exam,
  • Procedures and treatments performed by healthcare professionals, including nurses and physician assistants.
  • Patient education and explanations of risks and benefits.
  • Physician-dictated diagnoses, prescriptions and instructions for patient or family members for self-care and follow-up
  • Prepare referral letters as directed by the physician

  1.  Dictation/faxing/phone calls and clerical tasks. Medical Scribes are asked to prepare referral letters as directed by the physician, via dictation or summary of the medical record. Medical Scribe also ensure that letters are mailed or faxed on a daily basis to all physicians involved in a patient’s care, and with all copies of pertinent reports or tests attached.  You may be asked to research contact information for referring physicians, coordinate referrals, prepare operative reports, make phone calls, and other clerical tasks as assigned.
  2. Medical Scribes also spot mistakes or inconsistencies in medical documentation and check to correct the information in order to reduce errors.  All addenda must be signed off by a physician. Medical Scribes ensure that all clinical data, lab or other test results, the interpretation of the results by the physician are recorded accurately in the medical record.  Alert physician when chart is incomplete. Medical Scribes must comply with specific standards that apply to the style of medical records and to the legal and ethical confidential.
  3. Medical Scribes collect, organize and catalog data for physician quality reporting system and other quality improvement efforts and format for submission. You will assist in developing and maintaining systems to track patient follow up and compliance.
  4. Attend trainings on diverse subjects such as information technology, legal, HIPAA and regulatory compliance, billing and coding. Quickly assimilate new knowledge into processes and procedures. Medical Scribes proofread and edit all the physician’s medical documents for accuracy, spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  5. Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Language Skills – The ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Medical Scribes must be proficient in typing and good at spelling, punctuation, grammar, and oral communication. Must be able to listen to complex medical information and summarize in a clear, complete, and concise fashion. Excellent English composition skills required to generate professional, polished writing at a high rate of production. Handwriting must be clear and legible.
    2. Understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, diagnostic procedures, pharmacology, and treatment assessments to the extent required to understand and accurately transcribe dictated reports. Translate medical abbreviations into their expanded forms.
    3. Mathematical Skills – Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Prepare and interpret charts and graphs. Have the ability to compute ratio and percent.
    4. Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to apply logic and draw conclusions based on knowledge. Have the ability to refer to reference materials to solve problems.
    5. Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to learn and use all functions of electronic medical record software and transcription software. Must accurately enter data into a database, search for information, send and receive email and attachments. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word in order to prepare correspondence, medical reports, and other documents. Must use Microsoft Excel to prepare flowcharts and organize data. Must use the internet to access schedules, research information, etc.  Medical Scribe must demonstrate cross training capability as Medical Assistant by the end of the 90-day probation period.
    6. Other Skills and Abilities – Must be able to type words and numbers quickly and accurately; must comply with HIPAA confidentiality standards when accessing or communicating patient information.
    7. Physical Demands – While performing the duties of this Job, a Medical Scribe is regularly required to stand; sit; walk; use hands to type, write with a pen, finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The Medical Scribe is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The Medical Scribe must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants are individuals who play a vital role on any medical team.  These assistants are there to take care of the needs of the patient and carry out any orders the doctor may have.  

A summary of a Medical Assistant duties includes but are not limited to being accountable for daily operational support.  They must exhibit clinical and technical proficiency as well as supporting nursing staff in achieving department goals. Medical Assistants should be able to facilitate patient care and have a strong initiative to work in a fast pace environment.  You should maintain superior customer service and maintain a professional appearance at all times. Create a warm and welcoming environment to patients at all times. You should maintain consistent implementation of procedures and policies. Keep work area neat and presentable.  You will work on a clinical research study as assigned. Maintain a valid certification or registration.

Some of the more detailed job duties and responsibilities of a Medical Assistant are:

  1. Perform routine office duties:
  • Prepare examination and treatment rooms by cleaning, stocking, arranging supplies, equipment and instruments.  
  • Check drugs and tubes for expiration.
  • Sterilize instruments
  • Perform EKGs and Clean EKG machine
  • Check supplies for stocking and restocking of exam rooms.  A full inventory and restocking of each exam room should minimally be completed on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week.
  • Perform clerical duties as required such as filing hospital, pulling charts and placing radiology and laboratory reports for physician to review.
  • Answer nurse’s line, taking messages and returning calls
  1. Prescriptions -authorizing new requests as well as refill request
  2. Perform venipuncture, if certified, prepare specimens with proper test and charge codes on requisition and enter into the computer.
  3. Interview/assess patient needs to determine reasons for office visit.  Take and record vital signs appropriate with the patient conditions:
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Blood Pressure
  • Pulse
  1. Assist front office when possible with charting and filing
  2. Set-up and prep patients for surgical procedures including cleaning of wounds and changing dressings.
  3. Review appointment schedule to determine patient visit order.
  4. Learn how to perform X-ray studies on respective patients.
  5. Constantly review and document all preventive health procedures in EHR and provide documentation in the format required by the practice and varies insurance entities.

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities that are required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Language Skills – The ability to write routine notes and correspondence. 
  2. Understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, diagnostic procedures, pharmacology, and treatment assessments.  Translate medical abbreviations into their expanded forms.
  3. Mathematical Skills – Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Prepare and interpret charts and graphs. Have the ability to compute ratio and percent.
  4. Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to apply logic and draw conclusions based on knowledge. Have the ability to refer to reference materials to solve problems.
  5. Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to learn and use all functions of electronic medical record software. Must accurately enter data into a database, search for information, send and receive email and attachments. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word in order to prepare correspondence, medical reports, and other documents. Must use Microsoft Excel to prepare flowcharts and organize data. Must use the internet to access schedules, research information, etc.  All Medical Assistants must demonstrate cross training capability as a Medical Scribe by the end of the 90-day probation period.
  6. Other Skills and Abilities – Must comply with HIPAA confidentiality standards when accessing or communicating patient information.
  7. Physical Demands – While performing the duties of this Job, a Medical Assistant is regularly required to stand; sit; walk; use hands to type, write with a pen, finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The Medical Assistant is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The Medical Assistant must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Location
Raleigh Associated Medical Specialists
3414 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-249-5005
Fax: 919-322-2051
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