Medical Assistant, Certified-Pickett

North Carolina, United States
07 May 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Job Description

Duke University Health System- Duke Primary Care - seeks to hire Medical Assistants, Certified who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.


Duke Primary Care Pickett Road in Durham offers internal medicine and lab services. We are less than one mile west of US 15-501, and is convenient to Durham, Chapel Hill, and greater Durham County and Orange County.  Internal medicine providers services for adults include annual physicals, sports physicals, and ongoing care for chronic conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Work Hours & Shifts:

Full-Time Day Shift

Job Summary:

CMA’s/RMAs perform routine administrative and patient care supportive duties in an Primary Care practice. They assist medical and/or nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients and ensure office runs smoothly.

Administrative duties may include but are not limited to the following:

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

Clinical Duties may include but are 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 and 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 Telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy.
  • Draw blood
  • Prepare patients for x-rays, tests and procedures.
  • Take electrocardiograms Remove sutures/ staples.
  • Change sterile and non-sterile dressings. 

Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required:

Certification or Registration by AAMA or AMT is required.

Duke Health Highlights:

In addition to our three hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers. 

Duke Primary Care is the largest primary care network in the greater Triangle area with family medicine and internal medicine providers, and pediatricians in nearly 30 locations throughout the region. 

Keyword Search: 

Certified Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant, CMA, RMA, MA, AAMA, AMT

Requisition Number 401588284
Location Durham
Job Family Level C1
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.


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.


Level I -- No experience required.Level II -- Must have at least 1 year of clinical experience as aMedical 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.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Level I -- Certification by AAMA or AMT required. BLS required.Level II -- Certification by AAMA or AMT required. Certification byAAMApreferred. BLS required.Level III -- Certification by AAMA or AMT required. Certification byAAMA preferred. BLS required.

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