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*Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries.
*Prepares patients for the health care visit by directing and/or accompanying them to the examining room; providing examination gowns and drapes; helping them to position themselves for the examination and/or treatment; arranging examining room instruments, supplies, and equipment.
*Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; reviewing and/or recording medical history; taking vital signs; confirming purpose of visit or treatment.
*Supports patient care delivery by helping health care providers during examinations; preparing laboratory specimens; performing basic laboratory tests on the premises; disposing of contaminated supplies; sterilizing medical instruments; administering medications on the premises; authorizing drug refills as directed; telephoning prescriptions to pharmacies; drawing blood; preparing patients for x-rays; taking electrocardiograms; removing sutures; changing dressings.
*Educates patients by providing medication and diet information and instructions; answering questions.
*Completes records by recording patient examination, treatment, and test results.
*Generates revenues by recording billing information of services rendered; completing insurance forms; responding to insurance and other third-party inquiries.
*Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
*Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
*Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following, and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.