The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled health professional (MSHP) who works interdependently with other health care professionals to provide quality health care to the patient. The Medical Assistant is educated and trained to perform both administrative and clinical skills in the medical care environment. The Medical Assistant is directly responsible to the physician-employer who hires him/her or any other physician-appointed supervisor in the facility. With experience, the Medical Assistant may be promoted within departments or to supervisory levels in administrative and clinical positions when knowledge and skills have been demonstrated. The profession of Medical Assisting has been recognized and supported by the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) since 1959 when guidelines, standards and credentials were nationally established for the profession. Medical Assisting is a distinct, unique allied health discipline separate from all other allied health professions governed by the Curriculum Review Board (CRB) and Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) of AMA and AAMA.
High School Diploma and 1-year Medical Assistant program through a vocational school. To become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), the graduate of an accredited program must sit for and successfully pass a national certification exam, which is given every January and June. Current BLS for the Healthcare Provide. Must have a current care from an American Heart (AHA) recognized course.
The entry-level Certified Medical Assistant may perform the following skills:
- Front desk reception.
- Answering phones and scheduling appointments.
- Greet patients, completion of registration forms, and give instructions.
- Filing and maintaining medical records.
- Performing computer skills in patient billing, transcription, scheduling, insurance claims, accounts receivable, and data base entry.
- Calling prescriptions to the pharmacy for the physician.
- Communication skills using appropriate medical terminology.
- Following appropriate legal and ethical professional conduct.
- Measuring and recording vital signs.
- Recording patient interview, history and chief complaint.
- Providing patient education with regards to office policies, medications, management of diseases, home treatments and special diets.
- Preparing patients for examinations and performing routine screening tests.
- Assisting the physician with exams and minor office surgery.
- Phlebotomy and collection of other lab specimens.
- Performing basic lab tests.
- Performing EKGs.
- Preparing and administering medications with physician’s authorizations.
- Change dressings, applying bandages, removing sutures and other first aid procedures.
- Using CPR skills when required.
- Maintaining supplies, equipment, stocking, and sterilizing instruments.
- Disposing of biohazard waste according to OSHA standards.
- Practicing OSHA safety standards.
- Performing accurate, legal, and ethical documentation all the time.
- Performs duties in a fast-paced emergency room
- The employee must be able to lift and/or move using proper body mechanics and agree to ask for assistance if required.
- While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit; The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- Must submit to random drug screenings.
- May be required to work holidays and weekends as needed.
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origin, marital status, citizenship status, physical or mental disability or veteran status.
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is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
The statements in this job description are intended to describe the essential nature and level of work performed by CMAs
assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties & skills required of CMAs so
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