“Medical Assistants are the ones that the patient sees first; they are the face of the clinic.” I saw this quote on wiki.answers.com and it really struck me as inspirational and also something to go by when I think about the top qualities that I should possess to become the best medical assistant I can be. This essay will cover the five topics that I feel are the best qualities that a medical assistant should have. Some will be personal qualities while others will be professional qualities as well.
Integrity. What is integrity and do I have it? I have heard that a lot of times whether it was on a TV show or in real life. Integrity basically means strong moral principle. I feel to be the best medical assistant that I could be then I need to have integrity. I was brought up on having good morals. Working as a medical assistant you are dealing with people on a regular basis and these are people that you just met. They are handing you paperwork that has important information on it and personal family history on it. There are strangers that are depending on you to keep their information safe. Integrity is a quality that should be around not only in a professional environment but also your personal environment. If you can’t be honest with yourself in your own life choices then you can’t be honest in your job either where honestly and strong moral principle is what is relied on when keeping your patients information safe.
Having integrity is a great quality to possess in this field as well as empathy. You deal with people on a basis where they are coming in for the flu or cancer. There are so many different scenarios you could have dealing with patients where you need to understand where they are coming from and feel for them and what they are going through. These people come to you to make them feel better and make the problem they are having go away. Medical assistants have to show their patients on a daily basis that they sincerely care about their patient’s...
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