Yes, Medical Assistants can work in Hospitals and they can be found working in a number of capacities in many different types of hospitals.
Medical Assistants can work in both Hospitals and Military Hospitals. They may work in primary care, emergency care, as an administer, or even in medical coding and billing. Medical assistants will either work in a clerical role or a clinical role.
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What Medical Assistants Do in Hospitals
Medical Assistants work in hospitals in either a clerical or clinical role. Below are the tasks that medical assistants perform in hospitals in each role.
- Schedule appointments for patients
- Managing & tracking EHRs (electronic health records)
- Helping with insurance claims
- Collecting and transmitting information to other healthcare providers
- Communicating with patients & their families
- Coding and billing
- Handling & managing mail
- Managing medical supplies inventories
- Assisting with hygienic care for patients
- Administering medications
- Drawing blood from patients
- Assisting with transporting patients around hospital
- Assisting nurses & physicians with a variety of needs
- Helping physical & occupational therapists
- Taking vital signs of patients
- Ordering prescriptions from pharmacies
- Examining & interview patients for medical histories and pertinent information
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