Physician assistants take medical histories, perform physical examinations, order laboratory tests and imaging studies, assist in surgery, apply casts and bandages, make diagnoses, direct treatments, prescribe medications, treat minor injuries, provide pre- and postoperative care, and provide patient education and counseling. (Viewbook). Physician assistants complete the vast majority of their duties on their feet. (Physician Assistants—“Bureau of Labor Statistics”). They make rounds daily, work quickly and efficiently, and work long hours.
Annual wages of wage-and-salary surgical technologists were $38,740 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $32,490 and $46,910. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $27,510, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $54,300” (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition). “Job growth is projected to be faster than average as compared to all other professions through 2012, creating favorable job outlook. The total number of surgeries performed is projected to increase as the population ages and requires more medical care.
They do have a group of eight oncologist and two radiation oncologist have expressed interest in an affiliation with the hospital. The community needs are already great, with an expected increase in new cancer diagnosis of 34% in the next five years. Currently oncologist are operating at capacity and are actively recruiting new physicians. Also in line with the increased demand of physicians is the increase in demand for facilities, equipment to diagnose and treat patients, operating rooms, chemo units and advanced imaging equipment are also not keeping up with patient demand. The coordination of patients is also poor which can result in devastating delays in diagnosis and treatment of patients.
The Medical Administrative Assistant Skills Tammy Mitchell Week 1 ECM Assignment November 9, 2014 The Administrative Medical Assistants Skills In my paper I’m going to discuss about is the human skills and which human skills that will apply to the Medical Administrative Assistant. According to Jones and George (2013) (pg. 14), “a human skill is the ability to understand, alter, lead, and control the behavior of others, individuals and groups”. The top skills of a Medical Administrative Assistant that caught my attention are people skills, planning activities, and communication. A people skill is very important to have in the medical office because you have to deal with patients every day.
It has been said that the job of a medical assistant is expected to be one of the ten fastest growing occupations through the year 2008. The medical field is a fast growing field, which makes people interested in the field of medicine. Job prospects should be best for medical assistants with formal job training or experience (Farr 123). Being a medical assistant involves being able to perform both clerical and clinical tasks. Clerical jobs include typing and answering phones and clinical involves more jobs like a nurse.
When others prefer working on the clinical side you would be taking the patients vital signs, giving them injections, taking out stiches or even changing dressings. As the years are progressing, the tools and technology is changing as well. There are many new tools and interments to use. (Source: Occupational outlook handbook: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014) Within the medical field, assistants will be working with a lot of new tools and technology. Each year someone finds a new cure or a new way to look even closer to the body and its organs.
Using mobile technology today can monitor all body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, sugar levels and oxygen levels or respiratory rates. In the past, the patient was required to travel to the doctor’s office or a hospital to monitor their vitals. Nurses and clinicians would oversee and be responsible for the taking and recording of the vitals manually documenting them with a mobile computer or the results were written on paper and the clinician left the patients room to manually document into the electronic chart using computers. At times, this documentation happened hours later when time permitted and in some cases were hard to take accurately. With today’s technology, patient treatment and care can be more effective.
The employment outlook is continuously growing higher as time goes on, because the need of anesthesiologists is extremely high. It is often thought that anesthesiologists only work in the traditional surgical setting, but this is actually not true. Anesthesiologists may work in pre-natal units, dentist offices, children’s hospitals, and even outpatient care units. One of the most well known things that an Anesthesiologist does is perform epidurals during labor. Within a
Those employed by general medical and surgical hospitals earn a little more making $30,830 per year. In Cleveland the average salary for a medical assistant is $13.78 per hour and $28,860 per year. Benefits of being a medical assistant are paid vacations, discounts, medical insurance, and pension/retirement plan. The reason I choice being a medical assistant is because it is the most demanding career yet, and I have the opportunity to learn the skills and get trained to become a medical assistant by being part of the high school vocational program and becoming a medical assistant will get me to a point where I can start my career. Advantages and disadvantages of being a medical assistant: Advantages of being a medical assistant are you can get a job without being licensed.
Advanced Medical Technology Corporation (AMTC) was a manufacturing company and also develops and sold scientific medical instruments, needles and catheters that provide an alternative procedure to traditional surgical procedures and provides analysis and treatment with less risk and trauma at a lower cost. AMTC had been experiencing a rapid growth as they have a big allocation for their research and development that resulted in sales growth of more than 30% per year. Their operating manager, Mr. Haskins is very aggressive on expanding and in entering new markets that puts the company in a huge risk in terms of losing their competitive position and internal morale in case of a failure. In 1983, Biological Labs entered into an agreement with AMTC by paying AMTC $7 million in exchange for 5% of the outstanding shares and an additional 13% of the outstanding shares over a 5-year period for $12 million. After the payment is done, Biological Labs will have the right to merge with AMTC.