Medical Assistant Certified - $3,000 Sign-on Bonus!
Posted on: May 11, 2022
The Medical Assistant Certified's primary function is to prepare
patients for their office visit by obtaining and documenting vital
signs and medical history and to provide assistance and support to
the professional health care provider and/or nursing staff. This
position is responsible for acting on tasks delegated including
medication administration, procedure set-up, assistance and
follow-through, administration of ordered treatments and team
cooperation. This position provides patient care support duties and
clerical duties to assist with patient flow.Job Specific
CompetenciesFundamental Procedures 1. Wrapping items for
autoclaving2. Procedures for sterilizing equipment and
instruments3. Disposing of biohazardous materials4. Practicing
standard precautionsClinical Procedures 1. Performing aseptic
procedures2. Preparing for and assisting in sterile procedures3.
Taking vital signs4. Preparing patients for examination5.
Intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections6. Observing
and reporting patients' signs or symptomsSpecimen Collection 1.
Capillary blood withdrawal and venipuncture2. Obtaining specimens
for microbiological testing (not an inclusive list):a. Strep
swabsb. Nasal swabsc. Peak Flow meter readingsd. Hearing screense.
Diabetic foot exams3. Instructing patients in proper technique to
collect urine and fecal specimens4. Diagnostic testinga. EKG
readingsb. Spirometry readings5. Tests waived under the federal
clinical laboratory improvement amendments program6. Moderate
complexity tests if the Medical Assistant-Certified meets standards
for personnel qualifications and responsibilities in compliance
with federal regulation for nonwaived testingPatient Care 1.
Telephone and in-person screening limited to intake and gathering
of information without requiring the exercise of judgment based on
clinical knowledge.2. Maintaining medical and immunization records.
Obtaining vital signs and medication reconciliation, obtaining and
recording patient history.3. Preparing and maintaining examination
and treatment areas. Sorting, storing, and restocking
exam/procedure rooms with supplies. Preparing patients for and
assisting with routine and specialty examinations, procedures,
treatments, and minor office surgeries utilizing no more than local
anesthetic.4. Assists with providing organized patient flow.5.
Works closely with provider and nursing staff to help facilitate
rapid response to patient needs.6. Screening and following up on
test results as directed by a healthcare practitioner.7. Prepares
patient referrals.8. Assists provider/nursing staff with patient
tracking systems. Enters patients into appropriate recall plans.9.
Administration of medications including eye drops, topical
ointments, and vaccines including combination or multidose
vaccines.a. Administered only by unit or single dosage, or by
dosage calculated and verified by a health care practitioner.
Combination vaccines are considered a unit dose.b. Limited to
approved CVCH MA-C medication list and vaccines as authorized by a
health care practitioner under the scope of his or her license.c.
Administered pursuant to a written order from a health care
practitioner. After Hours Patient Care 1. Responsible primarily for
managing after hour's patient concerns, as appropriate.2. Carries
the after hours cell phone. The AHO responds to after hours clinic
calls and calls the on-call provider when needed.3. Maintains an
accurate record of all calls received, and how each call is
handled.4. Collects and records all pertinent information related
to the caller and forwards this to the on-call provider, and or
primary care provider as needed.5. Keeps an accurate record of all
interactions with clients in a format which is retained in the
permanent medical record.6. Follows up, as necessary, with any
pending issues once the clinic reopens.7. Provides bilingual
interpretive services as needed.Reception Duties 1. Greets patients
and visitors, handles incoming calls and performs general
administrative duties.2. Makes appointments in conformance with
protocols, procedures and schedules. General Duties and
Responsibilities1. Performs other duties and tasks as assigned by
supervisor.2. Expected to be prepared to start shift at scheduled
time, meet attendance standards, and work the hours necessary to
perform the essential functions of the job.3. Follows all safety
policies and general housekeeping practices. Ensures the area and
its equipment and supplies are neat, clean, safe and utilized
appropriately at all times, and participates in emergency drills.4.
Demonstrates sound work ethics, flexible, and shows dedication to
the position and the community.5. Demonstrates a positive attitude,
is respectful, and possesses cultural awareness and sensitivity
toward clients and co-workers.6. Keeps customer service and the
mission of the organization in mind when interacting with all
clients, co-workers, and others.7. Employees are expected to
embrace, support and promote the core values of respect, integrity,
trust, compassion and quality which align with the CVCH mission
statement through their actions and interactions with all patients,
staff, and others.8. Conforms to CVCH policies and Joint Commission
and HIPAA regulations. Job Specifications1. Education: High School
Diploma or GED. Certified Medical Assistant diploma from an
accredited college or one year (60 credits) of formal education at
the post-secondary level (including anatomy, physiology, basic
pharmacology, concepts of asepsis, and microbiology) required.2.
Certification/Licensure: Must hold Medical Assistant-Certified or
Medical Assistant-Certified Interim license upon hire. Must obtain
Medical Assistant-Certified license before one year interim permit
expires. Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification is
required.3. Experience: One year in clinic setting or other health
care facility providing direct patient care is preferred.
Demonstrates competency and meets the minimum requirements of a
Medical Assistant.4. Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Bilingual in
English/Spanish preferred. Strong organizational skills, inputting
data/typing, speaking clearly, answering telephones, precise
eye/hand/foot coordination, fingering/precise manipulation.
Knowledge of computer applications and equipment related to work.
Must have basic computer and keyboarding skills and have the
ability to enter data within company's computer system; must
demonstrate manual dexterity. Must have the ability to spell
correctly.5. Interpersonal Skills: Caring attitude, highly
flexible, team player. Strong interpersonal and communication
skills and the ability to work effectively with management, nursing
staff, providers, and other staff members to achieve program
outcomes. Demonstrated skill in developing and maintaining
productive work teams. Ability to work in a fast paced environment
under stressful situations. Must be well organized. Skills in tact
and diplomacy in interpersonal interactions.6. Essential Physical
Requirements: Work is normally performed in a typical
interior/office work environment. Essential physical requirements
of this job include: repetitive motions of wrists, hands, and/or
fingers. Moderate to frequent: standing, walking, lifting/moving
items up to 20 pounds, using proper lifting techniques and using
assistance as needed, reaching, kneeling, bending, stooping,
pushing, and pulling. Seldom to moderate sitting. Ability to read
forms, computer screens, correspondence and other documents. Must
have flexible schedule, able to work evenings and Saturdays as
needed.7. Essential Mental Abilities: Ability to exercise
independent judgment within their scope of practice; knowledge of
clinical policies and procedures, standards and regulations,
ability to follow Joint Commission standards, state and federal
regulations; ability to read, comprehend, and analyze documents,
regulations and policies; ability to prepare and submit complete
documents necessary to the job concisely, accurately and timely.
Must be able to pay attention to detail, manipulate/ interpret
numbers, perform calculations, advanced assessing/evaluating,
problem-solving/reasoning. Must have knowledge of medical
terminology. Ability to learn and retain information regarding
patient care procedures. 8. Essential Sensory Requirements:
Essential sensory requirements include the ability to: read
computer keyboard, monitor, and documents; prepare and analyze
documents; read extensively; receive and convey detailed
information orally, by telephone and in person; convey accurate and
detailed instructions by speaking to others in person and by
telephone.9. Exposure to Hazards: Worker is subject to inside
environmental conditions on a frequent basis with moderate/extreme
noise. Possible exposure to toxic materials, communicable diseases,
body fluids/blood, and exposure to or use of sharps.
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