Certified Medical Assistant 

The Certified Medical Assistant works closely with providers and other medical assistants/lead nurse/nurse managers to provide quality patient care in a positive work environment.

 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Completion of a nationally accredited Medical Assistant program or relevant work experience and certification as a Registered Medical Assistant.

  • Certification from a nationally recognized organization, such as AAMA or NHA.

  • Minimum of one year of prior outpatient medical assistant experience preferred.

  • CPR certification must obtain within 90 days of hire

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Successful completion of a nationally accredited Certified Medical Assistant certification program or relevant work experience and national certification or registration as a Medical Assistant. Must be able to perform basic math computations. Must be proficient in computer use, including Microsoft Office. Ability to multitask.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Timely rooming of patients, performing vital signs, taking a chief complaint, and verifying medication list.

  • Required vital signs on each patient: annual height; weight, pulse, respiratory rate, blood pressure. Oximetry when indicated.

  • Prepping exam room and patient for procedures, such as minor surgery, physicals, female exams, etc.

  • Remain in the exam room for all pelvic, breast, rectal, or genital examinations.

  • Complete paperwork related to office visits (lab requisitions, L&I, patient registration).

  • Clean examination rooms after each visit and at the end of each day.

  • Restock exam rooms weekly and as needed.

  • Call patients with lab and/or test results after the provider has reviewed the results and written recommendations.

  • Return all patient phone calls promptly. Same-day call-backs are preferred. All calls must be returned within 24 hours. Urgent calls should immediately be brought to the provider’s attention.

  • Document critical lab values/test results when received via telephone and immediately bring results and charts to the provider.

  • Pharmacy refills may be done after the provider has approved. Document all refills on the medication refill sheet. Update medication logs at each appointment. Provide samples/stock medications to patients as instructed by the provider. Providers must check to ensure proper medication is being dispensed.

  • Meds to be checked weekly for expiration dates and log completed.

  • Perform injections, vaccinations, finger-sticks, urinalysis, urine pregnancy testing urine drug screens as directed by provider.

  • Complete all documentation related to vaccinations – Vaccination record WAIIS forms, consent/refusal forms. Log all injection lot #, expiration date, and site.

  • Make referrals as requested by a provider, and complete Health Connection referrals for Medicaid patients. Fill-out vouchers if indicated.

  • Schedule diagnostic tests (mammograms, echocardiograms, MRI, CT, etc.)

  • All work assigned by the supervisor or provider must be completed in the week in which it was assigned. All Friday work should be completed no later than Monday. All work assigned prior to long holiday weekends must be done prior to the end of the workday.

  • All documentation must be initialed, signed, and dated.

 

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

 

License/Certification:

  • BLS Certification (Preferred)

  • Certified Medical Assistant (Required)