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What is your favorite type of patient?
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1. What is your favorite type of patient?
Top Answer
All patients are my favorite.
Second Best
All patients are my favorite longs as they are getting the proper care.
3.
The kind of patients that have no trust in me. I love how as I get to see them often and know them more they begin to trust me. It feels good to know you can be trusted.
4.
All of them I would care for all patients the same.
5.
My favorite type of patient is a cooperative patient.
6.
All patients are my favorite..you suppose to care for them equally
7.
My favorite type of patient are those who are willing to corporate and are determined to overcome any circumstance.
2. How would you rate your education?
Top Answer
Excellent, ICDC college provided me with one of their best teachers that helped me pursue my dream in becoming a Medical Assistant.
Second Best
I complete medical assisting graduating with a 3.22 gpa.
3.
i will say i have excelent education because i had a good school and a good professors who impacted knowledge to me ...which i will say it has really helped me and making me a good and profitabe Medical Assitant.
4.
my education was knowledgeable and the instructors were demanding and concise
5.
What is your weakness?
6.
On a scale of 1-10, I would say an 11. The educational experience was incredible. I attended Provo College where the instructors were knowledgeable, concise, and demanding which makes me a qualified candidate for the position of Medical Assistant.
7.
I went back to college for additional training specifically to language and procedures of the medical office to aid in my understanding.
3. Tell me about a time when you handled multiple tasks at once?
Top Answer
First priority task first and then follow all others
Second Best
Are office cover on thursday for 3 doctors in it was actually a hassel to get all calls and we had are patients also.
3.
It was at dinner time a I was given a patient a bath. So I had to let the others know that we where still in there and I would have to get her ready for dinner as well.
4.
Having to draw blood from one patient, then screen 3 more.
5.
Had to man the vitals for patients and shadow the doctor would let him go in f.
6.
I completed the most important first and completed the others and completed them by the end of the day.
7.
I had to answer phones and handle a walk up window at the same time.
4. In the past, how have you calmed down upset patients?
Top Answer
I listened very well to there concerns. I would give them any information i could find in the clinic about there concern and made sure to ask them if they needed anything else befor i left the room.
Second Best
In the past, how have you calmed down upset patients?
3.
Show empathy with patient.
4.
Iasked the patient in a calm voice to sit down and tell me what the problem is without interrupting him. Then I reassured the patient that Iwould do my best to solve the problem.
5.
Talk in a lower tone voice.
6.
Talk in calm voice ask how can i help and do my best to help their situation.
7.
When dealing with an upset patient i talked to them in a calm voice and did not get upset.
5. Are you an outgoing individual?
Top Answer
Yes I am very outgoing and I love being with people
Second Best
I feel i am outgoing.
3.
Very outgoing..and trustworthy...I love interacting with others it makes your ability to communicate effectively in the work place.
4.
Yes i love people.
5.
I really am, I have good communication skills, I don't like it when a patient feels uncomfortable around me, I make sure they know I'm there for them and I'm there to help.
6.
Absolutely, I find myself to be sociable and responsive to others friendly.
7.
yes I am, because I love being around people
6. What is your least favorite thing about being a medical assistant?
Best Answer
I have no least favorite thing I love medical assistant.
2.
Probably the administrative part I like to be more in the back office.
7. Tell me some techniques you employ to keep an office organized?
Top Answer
You must have a planner to put all the information what to do next. Listen and follow the physician instructions.
Second Best
I actually owned an organizing business for 7 years at one time, and I like a clean an uncluttered work space. I make sure all the rooms are set up the same, things are labeled so any provider can find what they are looking for. I organized the lab dirty/clean sides for CLIA, and paperwork is giving a filing system and all pending work has its own file. I like to finish 15 minutes early to wipe down and disinfect patient areas and computer spaces as well.
3.
I like to list things by order of importance. Always have paper and pens available to take messages or notes of calls received. Make sure everything is kept up to date and filed. Label cabinets, drawers, etc. so you know where things are kept.
4.
Keep a pen and paper ready at all times, charting down everything I do so I wont forget. Keep track of everything that has been given or received.
5.
Having a system that keeps everything neat and tiny.
6.
Keep the files organized.
7.
By writing valuable information down, having pens, paper and a highlighted available by all phone at all time.
8. Why do you want a career as a medical assistant?
Top Answer
I want a career as medical assistant because I love to give a care to people.
Second Best
I want to experience the medical field as much as possible. The industry is growing rapidly and more people need to experience and express their knowledge and grow with companies.
3.
I want a career as a medical assistant because a want to be part of a people health and I care for people.
4.
To know that I can help a patient is a rewarding feeling.
5.
I really love what I do and I am eager to help and care for people.
6.
I would have to say that I love caring for others and showing them compassion.
7.
Because I love to help people and keep them healthy, giving them treatments. I want to communicate with my patients and I want the opportunity that had meaning, doing something I felt was important, contributing something worthwhile to other people to make their lives better. I love to give a care to people. I want to experience the medical field as much as possible. The industry is growing rapidly and more people need to experience and express their knowledge and grow with companies.
9. How many years or months experience do you have dealing with patients?
Top Answer
I had worked in Audiology for a little over a year and dealt with patients on a daily basis and have worked on a few occasions at my chiropractors office for a few years and assisted patients occasionally there as well.
Second Best
I worked as a Medical Assistant for about 7 years and dealt with patient on a daily basis.
3.
3 years
4.
1 year
5.
I have 9 months experience dealing with patients but have 25 years dealing with clients/people.
6.
I have 9 months experience dealing with patients.
7.
I do not have experience in this field because i just grudate.
10. Give me an example of a tough patient you had to deal with?
Top Answer
I had a very sick child needing the RX I was able to fill the medication quickly for the parent so she could take her child home.
Second Best
I would say the toughest paitent I had to deal with so far would be a women who got mad because I was an extern and she did not want me to draw her blood, I briefly told her that I would let my supervisor draw her blood if she would prefer that happen.
3.
When she wants me to give the medicationm to her which I am not allowed to do that.
4.
Pt was waiting for long time and decide to walk away.
5.
An example of a tough patient I had to deal with was a child not wanting their immunizations shots. we called the mother into the room so her child would calm down and let us give her the shots. in the end the child let us give her the shots. I learned from that experience that is one way of getting a younger patient to be compliant.
6.
a patience was really moody because she wanted a certain date and time for her next appointment and it was not available, i told her were booked and i can try to see if the patience with that appointment is willing to reshedule
7.
I left.
11. Have you drawn blood from a patient before?
Top Answer
Yes, I have draw blood. It seems kind of tricky, but prectice makes perfect, and I got it now.
Second Best
No, i havent. In my last clinical/laboratory class I was able to get plenty of practice among the other students.
3.
Yes I have, I have actually drawn blood from quite a few of my patients at Almouie Pediatrics while on my intern.
4.
Yes, Ive drawn blood but dealing with more hands on in that area will make it perfect for me and thats my goal to make all my techniques perfect.
5.
No, but I was taught and willing to learn more about drawing blood so I can successfully draw blood.
6.
Yes i have on a couple.
7.
No I have not had. I have had plenty of practice drawing blood on fellow students and I am always willing to learn more and improve my skills.
12. How would you rate your professional skills?
Top Answer
I continue to strive on being professional because it's a must in the business world. I'd give it 10 for efforts.
Second Best
Tell me a little about yourself.
3.
Iv'e been a CMA for 7yr. I feel that my skills are profficiant but there is alway room for growth.
4.
I would rate my very professional
5.
how you will handle a angry patient
6.
aout all skill that I done have to saied
7.
I rate my professional skills excellent.
13. Are you a people person?
Top Answer
Yes I am a people person.
Second Best
Yes, I enjoy working and being around people, I have genuine care for their needs.
3.
Positive and organized person along with job.
4.
Yes I am a people person. I love to care and help others.
5.
I have been dealing with patients for 1.
6.
It was hard and I was devastated. I treat my patients like they're family.
7.
Yes I am a strong people person in believing in caring for my patients and their satisfaction of thier health. I like to build that trust inside of my patients.
14. What do you like most about being a medical assistant?
Top Answer
caring for people and doing the job that I love
Second Best
New experience and challanges I like most about being a medical assistant.
3.
The patient diversity and direct interaction with all type of patients, also the many challenges that come along with the role.
4.
Knowing that I am taking part in helping people health.
5.
Being able to work with many different kind of people.
6.
What do you like most about being a medical assistant?
7.
Dealing with and helping patients.
15. Often, you will deal with upset patients, how will you be able to handle this?
Top Answer
I WILL LET THEM KNOW THAT I UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE UPSET AND WILL TRY TO HELP THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Second Best
By staying calm and speaking to them in a clear, even tone of voice. Try to let them know that you will help them any way possible and let them know that you understand they are upset.
3.
By staying calm, let them know that you understand why they are upset and that you sympathize with their situation, and most of all remain friendly and do NOT get upset at them.
4.
Be nice to patients and always smile.
5.
Stay calm and collected and respond to keeping the patient calm.
6.
Acknowledge the patients feelings,stay calm and don't take them yelling at you personally.
7.
I would say i understand that you are upset and i am willing to try to handle this situation in a responsible way.
16. What is your most valuable attribute you will bring to our office?
Top Answer
I can work independently and efficiently as well as working with a group. I also have great time management skills that will help that be a good attribute to your office.
Second Best
Positive attitude.
3.
What is your most valuable attribute you will bring to our office?
4.
What is your most valuable attribute you will bring to our office
5.
I am very reliable and responsible, I will cover for others when they need a day off, I can stay late or come in early. I like to complete all my work before I go home. I don't like things left undone. I find ways to cut time and seem to like efficiency. So I will bring a can do attitude, efficiency and try to be a cheerleader.........!
6.
passionate love and care to patients and staff members
7.
My most valuable attribute would be dedication and loyalty to an employer who treats me with respect in a professional manner.
17. How would you rate your communication skills?
Top Answer
I think my communication skills are at a 9 out of 10. The only reason I would not give myself a 10 out of 10 is because there is always room for improvement on anything.
Second Best
My communication skills are great. Ive learned how to express communication very well through school.
3.
9 out of 10 because there is always room for improvement.
4.
A 9 because I believe there is always room for improvement.
5.
I would rate them above average. I worked in customer service for a number of yrs. and recieved great rewiews from the customers.
6.
I would rate a 10.
7.
100
18. Patients can be somewhat nervous talking to me the doctor, how will they feel comfortable talking to you first?
Top Answer
Patients can be somewhat nervous talking to me the doctor, how will they feel comfortable talking to you first
Second Best
Calm down the patient and appology taking these step to help.
3.
I would let the patient know that i am here for them and that they could talk to me. i would tell them that if they were afraid of talking to the doctor they could tell me an i would relay the message to the doctor.
4.
I will introduce myself and let them know what I am helping the Doctor just small talk that pertains to the appointment.
5.
I would reassure them of everything that I would be doing and that I would try my best to make them feel comfortable.
6.
The patients will feel more comfortable talking to the Medical Assistant rather than the doctor.Many patients feel shy expressing themselves and tend to hold back valuable information that the doctor needs to know.
7.
Introduce yourself, start small talk and relate to them on some level, then ease into the questions at hand. Assure them that you are there to help them and will only discuss information that is pertinant to treatment and/or the exam/procedure.
19. Do you see yourself as a supervisor at a hospital or a bigger office in the future?
Top Answer
yes, i think i have the potentiality to learn from my present job and improve myself more and can give my full effort to make it success and handle the upper position smoothly.
Second Best
No, I don't want to be a supervisor.
3.
Yes i alway like to go fether.
4.
What are your strongest and weakest personal qualities.
5.
Yes, I have supervised before and I enjoyed it. Working in an hosptial or bigger office would be a challenge for me.
6.
Yes, I can see myself as a supervisor at a hospital or a bigger office in the future.
20. How long do you see yourself at this office if hired?
Top Answer
As long as there is room for growth and development ,i will still be employed to this office for years to come.
Second Best
I see a long term position due to the fact that it will greatly show some effectiveness within my career of becoming an RN..and the skills utilized here is great for that particular career. I love helping others and I enjoy the healthcare field
3.
as long as you will have me
4.
I like longevity. I was a legal assistant for 25 years. If I like your office I would have no problem staying for a long time.
5.
indefineily
6.
I see myself at this office long term.
7.
I see this being a great fit for me throughout the length of finich my bachelors in business degree which is approximately 3 years.
21. Where did you learn your basic skills dealing with patients?
Top Answer
by watching others
Second Best
from previous jobs, as an administrative assistant
3.
School, university, college, work experience, watching others.
4.
On the job.
5.
During my internship.
6.
During school and my externship. I also learned a lot about dealing with people from my previous position as a manager of a furniture store.
7.
In the office where I had my intership.
22. How well do you work with people?
Best Answer
I like working with people team work is a big part of accomplishing several task.
2.
I love to help and educate patients as much as I can.
3.
I am a good team player, sociable and work well with others.
23. How many times were you late for work in the last three months?
Top Answer
not even one time
Second Best
In the past three months I have not missed any time from work. I pride myself in my punctuality. I feel that you need to lead by example.
3.
I am rarely late for work. In fact, In the last 12 Years I was late twice due to power outage.
4.
I was late three times in the past three months.
5.
I take my employment seriously and my lively hood. I believe in being on time. I have not been late in the past three months.
6.
I was never late I am a morning person, I like to get in on time and get situated.
7.
I was never late.
24. Tell me about some areas where you have developed responsibility?
Top Answer
i coverd house keeper/ward receptionist job on their absent.
Second Best
I have shown responsibility by showing up for work ontime..as well as making sure that patients charts or prepared effectively and to make sure that all medical records and test are available ready for the doctor to give results to patients.
3.
All aspects of patient care require an extreme amount of delicacy and responsibility, I would say i developed a great deal of that responsibility in multi-tasking clerical duties, and implementing Dr. orders while offering excellent patiant care.
4.
Tell me about some areas where you have developed responsibility?
5.
I still have to do my externship. But I have really gains handson training at the lab in school.
6.
While in school, i helped my classmates in the classroom and in lab and helped them become studious.
7.
When I was working in a family practice office i was given the responsibility to be the drug rep liaison,schedule office lunches, update providers on dinners, and maintain the sample med cabinet, due to my ambitious nature.
25. What makes you passionate about being a Medical Assistant?
Top Answer
The dedication that I have for the patients.
Second Best
Make patients happy and you are also happy.
3.
Patients can smile and remember my name when visit office.
4.
The dedication I have for patients and the outcome.
5.
Knowing that I am doing a noble job in helping them.
6.
I love the human body its absolutely amazing to me so being in the medical field goes hand in hand with the medicine and the body.
26. How would you improve yourself, to be a better medical assistant?
Best Answer
By attending seminar and reading knowlegable material.
2.
Take lots of notes from what I learned so I wont forget, ask questions, join web groups on medical assistance.
27. What was your best experience thus far as a medical assistant?
Top Answer
clinical skill
Second Best
My best experience thus far was when a patient came in and brought me a box of candies and she told me that her last visit with me was very comforting to her, it was a pre-op and she was going for surgery to have her eye removed.
3.
Every experience is the best and one to remember..Every position you take you could learn from it and take it on to the next one. Every experience counts
4.
The patients
5.
Clinical/ Patients
6.
I think my favorite job was working for Virginia Mason Medical Center. They follow the Toyota Corporation in their business model implementing six sigma, lean and S5. Everything is clean organized and minimal so waste is reduced, production improved and less errors are made. They are a magnet hospital and have won several awards. They really value their employees and ask for their ideas to be implemented for improved production. Its a great team environment and very positive. Doctors are peers with their staff and sit side by side with their MA's and RN's.
7.
My best experience was working in the back office.
28. How would you rate your listening skills?
Top Answer
i am a good listener and have the patients to hear all the problems and try to solve them
Second Best
by concentrating on the action words used by the patient when stating their concerms.
3.
What kind of salary would you expect to receive for this position?
4.
I am a very good listener.
5.
Very good..
6.
I like to listen to patients problems.
7.
I would rate my listening skills by the amount of detail i put into providing accurate documentation and information relating to the topic.
29. Has anything gone wrong will doing routine procedures with a patient before?
Top Answer
No, because I am safety oriented
Second Best
Yes, some patients were double booked or a patient was in with a doctor a long time, causing the other patients to wait longer to see the doctor.
3.
Yes,one time a patient had a vagel response while drawing his blood. I quickly kep talking to him and released the tourniquet, withdrew the needle, blocked him from sliding to the floor and called for help. Administered cold cloth compresses to his head and neck and he came around.
4.
Many times. Nothing serious though. I handled each situation well by really listening to the patient and then helping that patient.
5.
Yes and i fainted.
6.
Patient fainting while drawing blood.
7.
No, i am very careful.
30. Do you plan on becoming a nurse or PA?
Top Answer
I would like to be a nurse.
Second Best
I do plan on continuing my education eventually.
3.
Yes i would like to become a nurse.
4.
Yes I plan on going back to school to become a LPN
5.
No, I do not plan on becoming a PA
6.
No, I do not plan on becoming a PA.
7.
I actually am taking classes for my degree in business through ASU, but have had 1 year of pre nursing courses after obtaining my medical assistant certificate.
31. Have you taken blood pressure from a patient before?
Top Answer
I have never taken blood pressure from a patient, however I have taken numerous blood pressure readings from peers, instructors, friends and family.
Second Best
Yes, I take blood pressure everyday from patients.
3.
Yes, I have been taking patients blood pressure for 2 years.
4.
How would you rate your communication skills.
5.
Yes to my mother.
6.
Yes, I have taken blood pressures in my extern sites and have practice in class.
7.
Yes I have, and many of my fellow students and teachers from school.
32. What experience do you have with managerial duties?
Best Answer
I ran a single attorney office. I did all ordering of supplies, paid all office bills, did all billing out. I handled all in coming and outgoing mail. I did all scheduling of office appointments, logged all upcoming appointments.
2.
I was promoted to Lead MA in 2 positions and opened closed, trained new staff and was responsible for any disputes and fixing broken things when the manager was not there. I was not involved with hiring processes though.
3.
I was a trainee supervisor at one of my former jobs.
4.
I worked as lead for west suburban center for breast care registration, scheduling and file room area.
5.
I have very little experience with managerial duties but am will to learn.
33. Have you shadowed a medical assistant before?
Top Answer
Yes, in the begining of my training, I had to shadow several Medical Assistants because each one had a different position in that facility.
Second Best
Yes ,because i like to help weakness people and illness people.
3.
Yes during my visit to the hospital it was an interesting experience, seeing them working hard by showing love and compassion to patient.
4.
No. During my externship I worked mostly with RN's and LPN's. I did, through day to day activity, see the role they played in the office.
5.
Yes on my extern.
6.
Yes I have. I am a very quick learner I shadowed a medical assistant for 2 days and was able to perform all procedures on my own on the third day.
34. What would you change about yourself that would make you a better medical assistant?
Top Answer
I would change my learning tactics because in the medical field everything changes and I may not be up to date with my skills as a Medical Assistant.
Second Best
I would keep up the motivation and drive to succeed at anything I do on the job. Excell in my people person skills and advance in my hands on skills.
3.
I try to make my self more educat,and try to have more patince and try become more came ,and don't take strees at home
4.
I would be less worried about being perfect
5.
by concentrating on the fact that the reason I am at work is to assist the patient. and my personal well being.
6.
though i have enough patients,responsibility and knowledge still there is room to learn more and improve myself.
7.
i would try to work on my patience and tolerance level
35. What are three key traits any medical assistant needs to have? How would you rate your three traits?
Top Answer
Empathy, compassion, desire.
Second Best
Compasionate, responsible , and dependable.
3.
Compassionate, Patient, Empathetic-Excellent
4.
Responsible, Compassionate, and Motivated-Responsible to get the job done. Be very compassionate with your work and patients and always stay motivated to complete all task with in what you are doing.
5.
Compassion, kindness, caring. Superior
6.
What are three key traits any medical assistant needs to have? How would you rate your three traits?
7.
Kindness, Respectful, Compassionate.
36. If you had to change your career, what would you change it too?
Top Answer
Back to legal assistant.
Second Best
If I had to change my career I would become a Medical Office Manager for an office or hospital or small facility/clinic.
3.
I would choose not to change my career, but rather advance in the field, perhaps more education.
4.
Nurse Practitioner
5.
I would not change my career, i would advace my education and become better at what I am pationate about.
6.
nurse
7.
To a care giver.
37. If a patient complains they had to wait too long to see the doctor, what will you do the next time they visit?
Top Answer
schedule them as the first morning appointment
Second Best
I would tell them that I am sorry that they waited so long and tell them if the doctor is running behind and the doctor will be with them as soon as possible. I would do my best to keep them inform.
3.
If a patient complains they had to wait too long to see the doctor, what will you do the next time they visit?
4.
I would apologize and tell the patient that sometimes patients come in with multiple problems that were not addressed on the phone when booking the appointment.
5.
Try to schedule them first or last.
6.
I would apoligize for the long wait and ask if he/she would like to reschedule for an earlier time or if the patient is at the doctors office I would ask the patient to come in the back and reassure him/her that the doctor will be in to see him/her shortly.
7.
I would apologize to the patient for waiting long, and suggest if they want to come back another day. or schedule the patient first appointment the next morning, then they are not waiting.
38. Give me a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.
Best Answer
There was a patient who had prepped for a sigmoidoscopy and he was told that his appointment was cancelled. I informed one of the doctors and he was able to fit him into his schedule.
2.
When my son was in 9th grade we started to prepare him for college by coming up with a plan.We prepared him for his SAT test so that he will score high enough to get in the school of his choice, sent numorous application to colleges we visited different campuses. At the end the result was he was accepted at the school of his choice.
3.
Answering phone calls and bring patients back to the rooms.
39. How would your former employer describe you?
Best Answer
As a motivated determine person who wants to learn knew things to help made the work place productive. On time when scheduled for work, team player yet work very well independently and very pleasant with the customers.
2.
As a hard dependable honest dedicated quality conscience individual.
40. How many times did you miss work at your last position?
Top Answer
I tried to schedule my appointments around the doctors schedule. That way patient care would be less interupted.
Second Best
Once or twice in two years.
3.
six times
4.
none at Banner. I rarely miss work for being sick and it may be 1 day in a year, I find that if I take periodic 3 or 4 day weekends using my vacation time, I rarely get sick.
5.
Very few. Maybe 1 day a year
6.
I have a great work attendance record.
41. Where have you learned your office skills?
Top Answer
Worked for my Father like a secretary for 1 year and learned there plus my last jobe I was CHIFT
Second Best
I use to work for The Cit of Cleveland Department of Public Health and other Home Health Care Agencies before that.
3.
Medtech college and the state department.
4.
In my old job.
5.
9 years experience as an office assistant.
6.
School and internship.
7.
In school. I also stay after school for more help to brush up on my skills.
42. If a patient complains parking is too tough, how will you react?
Top Answer
explain to them that you will check into the matter and see how you can better the situation/
Second Best
I will appolagig for inconvinientcy,and will help with proper manage.
3.
Apologize for the inconvience.
4.
I would ask what do you mean too tough.
5.
I would ask the patient if they had someone else to drive for them.
6.
If there is an alternative to parking, offer it. If not empathize with the patient.
7.
What part of being a Medical Assistant do you like most.
43. Do you enjoy being around people?
44. If a patient complains I didn't properly care for them during the last appointment, how will you react?
Top Answer
I would simply give them my deepest apology if they felt that I didnt care for them properly. I would simply ask what the problem was so that I could get it resolved in a appropriate manner to keep them comforatable with consulting or confiding in me as a healthcare professional.
Second Best
I will tell them that i am sorry and i'll make sure i do a better job.
3.
I would evaluate my own performance. If I feel that it was not up to par then I need to find what I can do better. If I felt I was up to par and didn't understand why the patient felt this way I need to ask another employee (perhaps one that has been with the office longer) what I could do better and what I should work on.
4.
Try to call me patient down first try to helpthem out of you could solve the problem if not get the manager.
5.
Try to call me patient and if this dosent work go into the manager its self.
6.
I would aploogize to the patient, probe about the concerns the patient has and assure the patient that i will most definately bring the concerns to your attention.
7.
I will listen to them, apologize and let them know that I will do much better.
45. Why do you want to leave your current employer?
Best Answer
To grow and develop skills as a medical assistant.
46. Have you had a patient die before? How did that effect you?
Top Answer
I have not been in that situation
Second Best
Yes, I have had my employer of 25 years, my patient, my friend, my collegue die on me. It effected me alot.
3.
Yes I have. In the health field you are going to deal with death and that it is not suppose to effect you but it does a little and it is the sympathy you have for the family that just lost a love one.
4.
I have never had a patient die.
5.
Yes, we had it before. A little sad but my job still goes on.
6.
Contact family member to share the lost and might get information for doctor to get a funeral visit.
7.
Yes, I have experience working as a hospice patient care assistant. It was a very sad day the first time I had a patient pass; however, I ensured her last hours here on Earth were comfortable as I best as I could.
47. organization skills in the medical office
Top Answer
Follow-up on missed appointments. Communication, clean workplace, good filing system, good team working together to assure smooth running office.
Second Best
sense f order, swquence, and ability to see the whold picture
3.
i will write down and valuate
4.
weak points in you
5.
what is the priority of the job for the day before you start, so prioritizing is your main key in this situation
6.
Keeping everything in place and order so i know where its at when needed.
7.
Keeping everything in place and order so i know where its at when needed.The most important is keep nots.
48. What have you done to reduce costs, increase revenue, or save time?
Best Answer
By working effectively and only using what is needed to get the job done.
2.
"Save time" prepare the day ahead know what the schedule is going to be like.
49. What is your least favorite type of patient?
Top Answer
All of my patients are my favorite
Second Best
I don't have one. I believe every one acts the way they do for a reason. It can very from having a bad day, to having a loss in the family. I think negitive experiences you encounter help you to grow and will become just another learing experiece for you.
3.
I have not least favorite type of pt. I cant judge the patient according to how they feel.
4.
My least favorite patient would be a dissatisfied patient. I feel it's important to try and please the patient to the best of my ability.
5.
A child in distress.
6.
My least favorite patient would have to be the one that leaves the office dissatisfied. I would prefer them to tell me or give me advice on how i can give them my best assistance possible.
7.
All patient deserve to be treated the same way that you wanted to be treated.
50. How do you protect the rights and confidentiality of patients?
Best Answer
By not speaking about what they are being seen for in the halway after being called in.
2.
Never speak about any patient with anyone or around people keep files where no one can see them.
3.
By assuring that files are put away and secured. I would not discuss patients information to anyone other than their doctor.
4.
By not talking to the patient in the hallway I would put the in the room.
Medical Assistant
Career Field
Job Satisfaction
Interview Difficulty
Healthcare
Vacation
Hours per Week
Health
60%
Easy
Not Provided
One Week
38 Hrs/Wk

Medical assistants can be certified or registered health care workers who perform the administrative and clinical tasks that keep the offices of licensed health practitioners running smoothly. They should not be confused with physician assistants. The term "medical assistant" may have legal status in some nations, whereas elsewhere they may be a loosely defined group.


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Education Requirements

Most medical assistants have postsecondary education such as a certificate. Others enter the occupation with a high school diploma and learn through on-the-job training.

Work Environment

Most medical assistants work in physicians’ offices and other healthcare facilities. In 2012, more than half of all medical assistants worked in physicians’ offices.

Medical Assistant Reviews

Jun 25, 2014
Why did you choose this profession?
I chose this profession because I absolutely love working with patients of all ages. I am eager to help, and care for them as much as I possibly can. Anything to make them feel better and to put a smile on their face.
What do you enjoy about being a Medical Assistant?
I enjoy the adventures and the challenges as much as the patients. I cant wait to wake up each morning and see what the day has to bring. Meeting new people, Helping each person, making life easier for them as much as I can. I am not only a medical assistant but I am also their friend.
What special skills does it take to be a Medical Assistant?
I am an all around friendly person, I like making the patient feel comfortable and in a safe place. Letting them know that I am here for them with whatever they may need.
What do you find to be the most challenging part of your job?
There are going to be challenged all along the way, I love the challenges though. It a way to make yourself better and succeed all around. The most challenging part would probably be to but heads with another work associate, which is easily overcoming but can be very stressful in a work area.
Tell me about the hours you are used to working and your schedule.
In my recent job I work Steady hours, 8 to 5 Monday through Friday, which was great but before that I had All around job hour all week, I did very well with them and welcome them if that is the cost.
What are some of the benefits you are custom to as a Medical Assistant?
I already have insurance so that is not a priority, just a steady pay would be nice.
What are some of your most memorable experiences as a Medical Assistant?
I had a Man come in one valentines day who Was so Happy and nice it was like nothing could bring him down when out of no where while getting his blood pressure he burst in to tears. I was so confused and felt so sorry for the man. I told him to sit and I got him some Kleenex. I asked if he was okay and I told him I was here If he wanted to talk about it. His wife had Passed just 5 months before in a car accident and it was his first valentines day without her. We talked and I finally calmed him down and we made jokes and I gave him a hug. He told me that I was the sweetest person he had ever met and that he would never forget me.
Jul 17, 2014
Why did you choose this profession?
I choose this profession because I want to be the MA that keep the office run in a smooth paste. I want practice to improve my experience in the medical field.
What do you enjoy about being a Medical Assistant?
I enjoy being a medical assistant because I love taking care and helping patients with their health. I also love to work with other medical assistant and stay professional all times.
What areas do you dislike about being a Medical Assistant?
I dislike when I make a small error, but to prove that, I would double check on what I wrote on the chart before I submit to the physician.
Jul 31, 2014
Why did you choose this profession?
I have always wanted to be a nurse, however at the time the school I graduated from did not offer the nursing program, so I chose medical assisting instead. I always enjoyed working with people helping those in need.
What do you enjoy about being a Medical Assistant?
I love working on a team and seeing new faces everyday.
Aug 2, 2014
Why did you choose this profession?
Cause I love with being people. I am people person. I love to help others.
What do you enjoy about being a Medical Assistant?
I love te feeling that I can do more help to others.
Aug 11, 2014
Why did you choose this profession?
I chose medical assisting because a couple years back my mom experienced some medical problems and I helped her with her medical needs and I also seen what impact and role the medical faculty played in my moms well being. And I also genuinely and truly care and like to help individuals.
What do you enjoy about being a Medical Assistant?
What I enjoy about being a medical assistant is I get to assist and help and meet patients with their medical needs.

Medical Assistant Pros

Pro #1:
You get to help many people.
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Pro #2:
Working with great people
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Pro #3:
Helping people assiting physicians learning new things.
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Pro #4:
Professional customer service and keep office running smooth in busy office will be successful medical assistant.
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Pro #5:
Caring for a ptient and making them feel better.
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Pro #6:
Being able to care for people and learning new things as a medical assistant.
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Pro #7:
Having a rewarding, professional career not just a job.
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