Under the direction of the Physician and/or Nurse Practitioner, and or Nurse Midwife, the Medical Assistant performs patient care services, assists the Physician and other medical staff with patient visits and procedures in a medical office or clinic setting. In addition, the M.A. may be required to perform front desk duties which may include telephone work, patient scheduling and ordering of supplies. If applicable, the Medical Assistant may perform phlebotomy responsibilities including the collection and processing of specimens such as blood, urine, pap smears and cultures.
High School graduate required or GED equivalent with successful completion of an accredited Medical Assistant program OR active current Certification as a Registered Medical Assistant OR Certified Medical Assistant required. Six months previous experience as a Medical Assistant preferred and must maintain current CPR and TB Certifications. Basic understanding of medical documentation and terms, ability to spell accurately, able to accurately record information. Organizational skills with focus on tracking patient care and improving patient flow. Ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively and the M.A. must be able to act calmly and effectively in a busy or stressful situation. Completes annual skill validation as well as safety and infection control procedures. Excellent attitude, interpersonal skills and communication abilities necessary to interact with patients, family members, Physicians and other hospital associates.
Community Healthcare System