Medical Assistant, Certified

Location
North Carolina, United States
Posted
03 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Feb 2019
Ref
401519539
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

Perform routine administrative and patient care supportive duties in a Health System medical practice to assist medical and/or nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients and ensure office runs smoothly.

Duties:

  • Assist Medical and Nursing Staff in a variety of tasks including: Taking medical histories and recording vital signs
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician
  • Authorize drug refills as directed
  • Telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy
  • Perform other clinical functions as delegated and supervised by the physician
  • Collect and prepare laboratory specimens
  • Explaining treatment procedures to patients
  • Preparing patients for examinations and procedures

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.
  • 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; preparing daily clinic schedules, charge posting. Able to document and communicate pertinent information
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and clinic staff
  • Typing skills
  • Medical terminology

Levels II and III -- Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS/ PREFERENCES:

  • 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) stronglypreferred. High school or GED graduation required

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS/ PREFERENCES:

  • 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.

LICENSURE/ CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Level I -- Certification by AAMA or AMT required.
  • Level II - Certification by AAMA or AMT required. Certification by AAMA preferred.
  • Level III - Certification by AAMA or AMT required. Certification by AAMA preferred.

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 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 50 lbs. Must be able to push/pull 50 lbs. Must be able to carry 50 lbs. Must be able to reach for objects by extending arms.

Requisition Number 401519539
Location Durham
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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