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Certified Medical Assistant
Summary
Title:Certified Medical Assistant
ID:1593
Location:Frayser Health Center
Type of Employment:Full Time
Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE: Certified Medical Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Various Locations

REPORTS TO: Practice Administrator/Site Manager Coordinator

FLSA STATUS: Nonexempt

CREATED DATE: 5/13/10

REVISION DATES: 03/27/2018

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Certified Medical Assistant helps Providers with the delivery of patient care, providing basic triage and helping to ensure optimum patient-to-doctor flow. The Certified Medical Assistant provides administrative support as well as clinical support under the supervision of the Provider or nurse.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Reviews and prepares medical record to ensure completeness prior to patient exam, obtains reports, results that are not included in the chart. Documents clinic visit, observations, and related activities. Files charts.

 

  1. Assists with gathering data for the patient history and physical assessment. Assists nurses and physicians with physical exams and simple in-house surgical and therapeutic procedures.

     

  2. Checks patient vital signs and takes body measurements, documenting results in patient chart.

     

  3. Prepares and maintains exam and treatment rooms, cleaning after patient discharges to ensure a clean and sanitized environment. Maintains supplies inventory and ensures patient care equipment is clean and properly functioning, reporting defective equipment and supplies to supervisor.

     

  4. Collects specimens and prepares them for outside lab, communicating with lab for STAT pickups or testing. Performs simple STAT lab tests and performs urinalysis on urine specimens. Prepares lab results for physician to sign.

     

  5. Administers breathing treatments and injections as ordered by the Provider, performs EKGs, and tests pregnant patients on NST machine per provider orders.

     

  6. Answers phone calls, relaying patient requests and questions to appropriate individuals. Explains Provider instructions to patient, as appropriate. Provides teaching to patients and families within scope of knowledge base.

     

  7. Assists with scheduling/referral of patients for specific treatments.

     

  8. Responds to medical emergencies and administers first aid as appropriate.

     

  9. Performs other duties as required.

 

 

 

JOBS THIS POSITION DIRECTLY SUPERVISES

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

 

Education: High school diploma or equivalent; graduate of an approved Medical Assistant Program.

 

Experience: Experience in ambulatory care preferred, bilingual preferred

 

Licenses or Certifications: Valid Certified Medical Assistant certificate and BCLS certification required.

 

Mental Requirements

 

 

Level 1 – Requires some concentration and normal attention. Generally, once the job is learned, the tasks can be performed more or less automatically.

 

Level 2 – Requires high periods of concentration intermittently and normal attention. Generally, even once the job is learned, tasks will require normal attention to deal with recurring variables.

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Level 3 – Requires a high level of concentration and high level of attention intermittently. Generally, the approach to tasks may be consistent, but the number of steps required and/or the number of variables involved creates the possibility of errors unless the incumbent pays close attention.

 

 

Physical Requirements

 

Activity

Approximate % of Time

Comments

Sitting

5%

 

Standing

10%

 

Walking

85%

 

 

100%

 

 

Approximate percentage of time spent lifting, pulling and/or pushing: 15%

 

Maximum number of pounds required (with or without assistance): 65 lbs.

 

Types of objects the incumbent is required to lift/pull/push. Patients, supplies, equipment

 

 

 

Machines and Equipment Used:

 

Machines, Equipment, Tools

Approximate % of Time

Degree of Hand:Eye Coordination Required

  1. EKG

15%

High

  1. NST

10%

Normal

  1. Audiometer

20%

High

  1. Pulse oximetry

5%

Normal

  1. Nebulizer

15%

High

  1. Point of Care Device

5%

Normal

  1. Computer

20%

Normal

  1. Photocopier

5%

Low

  1. Telephone

15%

Low

 

Approximate percentage of time incumbent spends in “on-the-job” travel, excluding commuting to regular work location: 0%

 

Working Conditions

Frequent exposure to infectious agents; lifting and transferring of patients, supplies, and equipment creates risk of injury.

 

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