Medical Assistant, Certified

Location
North Carolina, United States
Posted
29 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Jan 2019
Ref
401516245
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

JOB DUTIES 

Administrative duties may include but not limited to the following:

  • Answer telephones
  • Greet patients
  • Update and file patient medical records
  • Complete FMLA forms for patients as directed
  • Complete insurance forms
  • Handle correspondence
  • Schedule appointments
  • Arrange for hospital admissions
  • Arrange for laboratory services
  • Perform other administrative duties as directed.

Clinic Duties may include but not limited to the following:

Assist medical and nursing staff in a variety of tasks including:

  • Taking medical histories and recording vital signs
  • Explaining treatment procedures to patients
  • Preparing patients for examinations and procedures
  • Assisting the physician during the examination and procedures
  • Collect band prepare laboratory specimens
  • Perform basic laboratory tests on the premises
  • Dispose of contaminated supplies
  • Sterilize medical instruments.
  • Promote patient/family understanding of the educational content and his/her involvement in the plan of care, and document in patient record.
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician
  • Authorize drug refills as directed
  • Perform other clinical functions as delegated and supervised by the physician.
  • Be present on site for 8 hour shifts during standard clinic hours and be able to work overtime as needed to complete patient care.
  • Participate in group activities requiring interpersonal skills and cooperation.
  • Maintain attention to detail over extended period of time, and be continually aware of variations in changing situations.
  • Maintain a pleasant attitude despite the demands/stressors of the day.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Good customer service skills.
  • Work requires the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions generally acquired through a high school education and medical assistant programming.
  • Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchair patients may be required.
  • Must be able to lift, carry and push/pull at least 25 lbs.
  • Ability to reach for objects by extending arms.
  • Ability to bend down/squat to reach and retrieve items from floor level.
  • Ability to move throughout the clinic environment throughout the duration of the shift.
  • The majority of the 8 hour shift will be spent standing/walking.
  • Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that are applicable to work performed.
  • Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients.
  • Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health and safety precautions applicable for work in a clinic setting.
  • Working, knowledge of infection control procedures, and safety precautions.
  • Age specific competencies.
  • Daily clinic preparation process; order entry.
  • Able to document and communicate pertinent information
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and clinic staff
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Medical terminology

Levels II and III:

  • Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
  • Ability to work with female population of GYN and OB patients.
  • Ability to work under time pressures in a busy clinic environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments, conflicting demands or priorities.
  • Ability to react quickly and immediately respond to emergencies.
  • Ability to travel between clinic locations as needed.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS/ PREFERENCES 

Graduation from accredited Medical Assistant program strongly preferred.
High school or GED graduation required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS/ PREFERENCES

No experience required.

LICENSURE/ CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Certification by AAMA or AMT required. BLS required.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Must be able to work under time pressures in a busy clinic/office environment.
  • Must be present on site for 8 hour shifts during standard business hours.
  • Must participate in group activities requiring interpersonal skills &cooperation.
  • Must work as late person when scheduled or according to business needs.
  • Must be able to react quickly and immediately respond to emergencies.
  • Must travel between locations on needed basis.
  • Must be able to handle multiple assignments, conflicting demands &priorities.
  • Must maintain attention to detail over extended period of time.
  • Must be continually aware of variations in changing situations.
  • Must be able to move throughout office environment throughout day.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.

Requisition Number 401516245
Location Raleigh
Duke Entity PRIVATE DIAGNOSTIC CLINICS
Job Code 4261 MEDICAL ASSISTANT, CERTIFIED
Job Family Level C1
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-exempt
Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary Regular
Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions:

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Level I -- Graduation from accredited Medical Assistant program strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation required.Level II -- Graduation from a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs(CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation required.Level III -- Graduation from a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs(CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation required.

Experience

Level I -- No experience required.Level II -- Must have at least 1 year of clinical experience as a Medical Assistant in a clinical setting.Level III -- Must have at least 3 years of clinical experience as a Medical Assistant in a clinical setting.Note: 1 year of experience will be provided for an Associate degree in Medical Assisting.General Ladder Statement: In addition to the education and experience noted, applicants must meet all requirements set forth in the Medical Assistant, Certified (CMA/RMA) Ladder Program document for Levels II and III.

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