Certified Medical Assistant Job Description

Certified Medical Assistant Job Description

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Certified medical assistant provides medical assistance according to the prescription and recommendation of the medical doctor. Performs clinical duties as directed or assigned by clinical leadership or practice management, patient history.

Certified Medical Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Performs clinical duties as directed or assigned by clinical leadership or practice management, , patient history
Or practice management, , patient history
Complete preceptor evaluation as assigned
Hand out requested patient information, AVS, as directed by RN or Provider
Accepts objective suggestions for performance improvement
Serve as a member and participates in committees for department as assigned
Performs other administrative duties, typing, filing faxing, chart preparation, reception, etc, as requested by supervisor or physician
Manage patient flow ensuring enough time for patient and family education
Anticipate the needs of the patient and the practitioner during the exam
Insure patient privacy and comfort during the exam

Certified Medical Assistant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Certified Medical Assistant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, AAMA, NCCT, NHA, AMT, NCCA, ICE, EHR, SAMA

Education for Certified Medical Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the certified medical assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Collage Degree in Medical Assisting, Medical Assistant, Patient Care, Health Care, Education, Video, Keyboard, Graduate, Healthcare, High School Education

Skills for Certified Medical Assistant

Desired skills for certified medical assistant include:

Medical terminology
Meaning and use of medical terminology and abbreviations
Diagnostic and treatment room procedures
Examination
Scope of practice of a Medical Assistant
Basic anatomy and physiology
Computers and their applications
What constitutes a medical emergency requiring a physician
Licensed nurse's attention
Office medical equipment and assists doctor

Desired experience for certified medical assistant includes:

Graduate of a certified Medical Assistant (MA) program
Licensed as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) in Montana State
Obtain appropriate certification(s) within designated time frame for Women's Health
Experience in Women's Health practice
Completion of a Medical Assistant training program or Medical Assistant Certification from an accredited institution (AAMA, AMT, NHA, NCCT or NAHTR)
A health care provider in good standing with Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal and state health insurance programs, not excluded from

Certified Medical Assistant Examples

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Certified Medical Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a certified medical assistant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for certified medical assistant
  • Prepare exam rooms, check patients in and out, escort patients to consultation room
  • Schedule appointments, obtain insurance authorizations, obtain referrals from PCP and to other specialties
  • Monitor and complete patient record requests, mail paperwork to new patients, collect and record data
  • Initiate medication refill requests
  • Responsible for all physician incoming phone calls regarding school medication forms, adverse reactions, refills, patients in crisis
  • Greet and assist patients & families courteously
  • Preps patients to be seen in the practice according to practice standards
  • Performs and documents results of point of care testing and appropriate interventions to practice standards
  • Immunizations are scheduled and administered according to practice guidelines and documented
  • Performs initial screening of all clients ( to include pediatrics) scheduled to see a provider according to policy and procedures
Qualifications for certified medical assistant
  • Certificate of graduation from an accredited program for Medical Assistants preferred
  • Graduate of a certified medical assistant program, RN or LPN
  • Must obtain American Heart Association BLS certification within 6 months of hire
  • Must be certified or able to be certified at levels A, C, and E
  • Interim MA Certification accepted upon hire
  • Two years’ experience within a medical setting
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Certified Medical Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a certified medical assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for certified medical assistant
  • Assists with collecting historical information from patients
  • Documents demographical and/or medical information into the electronic medical record and/or medical record with an ability to retrieve specific data accordingly
  • Apply principles of aseptic technique and infection control
  • Comply with quality assurance practices
  • Collects and process specimens
  • Practice within legal and ethical boundaries
  • Obtain vitals
  • Assist physician with minor procedures
  • Administers injections, as prescribed by provider and in accordance with practice protocol
  • Provides clinical advice by phone/electronic correspondence in accordance with established triage protocols and relays information to the patient
Qualifications for certified medical assistant
  • Participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal or state health insurance program
  • Completion of a Medical Assistant training program required
  • Medical Assistant Certification from an accredited institution (AAMA, AMT, NHA, NCCT or NAHTR) required within six (6) months of hire
  • Graduate or student of a two-year Medical Assistant program accredited by an ABHES or CAAHEP and/or AAMA certified/ eligible for certification under AAMA required
  • Or, at least two years of experience as a Medical Assistant and eligible to sit for the AAMA certification exam
  • Hear spoken word telephone and equipment alarms
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Certified Medical Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of certified medical assistant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for certified medical assistant
  • Obtaining medical histories on behalf of the physician
  • Providing patient information and instructions
  • Performing CPR and rendering First Aid in an emergency
  • Operating diagnostic equipment
  • Answering telephones and greeting patients and their families
  • Utilize the nursing process to assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate the plan of care for patients served
  • Under the supervision of RN and/or MD, assist in rooming patients, taking vital signs, removal of dressings, and wound measurement and specimen collection
  • Assume responsibility for supply management including ordering, inventory tracking and stocking clinical care areas, clean/prep patient care areas, linen distribution, specimen collection/prep, and transport as necessary
  • Cross-train for registration and telephone management liaison work to ancillary departments and medical practices
  • Selected candidate will room patients, take vital signs, document in EPIC EMR, assist physician with procedures, order supplies, and be cross trained in front desk procedures to include phone management, registering, scheduling and check out procedures
Qualifications for certified medical assistant
  • Obtain appropriate certification(s) within designated time frame for a particular field of practice (Add specialty areas as appropriate)
  • Experience in pediatric practice
  • One (1) year of experience in a related direct patient care position is preferred
  • Current/valid CMA certification required, graduation from an accredited CMA program
  • Previous experience in an outpatient clinical setting required, experience in college health preferred
  • Must possess good communication skills, both written and verbal
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Certified Medical Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a certified medical assistant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for certified medical assistant
  • Position will float between Adult, Movement, Pain, and Stroke physician practices
  • Selected candidate will review charts, room patients, record vital signs, perform all point of care testing including strep tests, urine tests, flu tests, EKG's, vision screening, manage patient flow to minimize patient and/or physician wait times, assist physician with minor procedures, administer immunizations and medication injections and maintain exam, lab and treatment rooms
  • After proper patient identification, performs initial patient screening, including vital signs, screening questions, allergy information, and medication history as appropriate
  • Maintains the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care or services based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in the assigned service area
  • Interaction with customers is expected to be friendly, appropriate and accurate
  • Verifies that required patient chart information is updated and legibly written
  • Wipes down exam room between each patient, stocks exam rooms weekly, checking expiration dates and putting most recent behind
  • Takes patient phone calls and relays messages to providers when necessary
  • Giving injections
  • Checking vitals
Qualifications for certified medical assistant
  • Applicant must also possess good phone triage skills problem solving skills
  • Certification or Associate Degree as Certified Medical Assistant from Accredited program
  • Minimum of two years Freedom from Chemical Abuse
  • Current or recent experience as aCertified Medical Assistant ONLY
  • Maintain system-wide student medical and immunization records
  • Process state required screenings including vision, hearing, scoliosis, and ANTES screenings
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Certified Medical Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of certified medical assistant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for certified medical assistant
  • Performing TB screenings
  • Assisting the Nurse Practitioner with various tasks
  • Assisting with sterilization of medical equipment
  • Assist with drug refills as directed
  • Selected candidate will perform clinical administrative functions including triaging, medication administration, rooming of patients, taking vitals and performing in office testing such as EKG's, assistance with medication refills, referrals, pre-authorizations and all other CMA duties typical of a physician practice
  • Selected candidate will assume clinical administrative responsibilities including greeting patients, performing specific intake tasks such as height, weight, BP, urine dips, medication reconciliation, A1C testing, documentation in an EMR, managing patient/office flow for providers, scheduling, insurance verification, and pre-certifications, registering, scanning and collecting co-pays and balances
  • Selected candidate will assist physician with patient flow, room patients, perform vital signs, maintain and stock exam rooms, register and schedule patients, assist with phone management, order clinical supplies and perform any tasks within their scope of practice that promote efficient work flow within the practice
  • Selected candidate will perform clinical administrative functions vital signs, patient intake, rooming of patients, assisting physician as needed, cleaning and restocking rooms, ordering supplies and maintaining exam rooms, registering and scheduling patients in practice management system or for surgery
  • This position may require occasional travel among sites
  • Greet patients, perform height, weight, BP, urinalysis, 12 lead EKG, Burgada EKD holter monitors, 30 days event, oxygen saturations, document in EPIC, and manage patient/office flow for providers
Qualifications for certified medical assistant
  • Input student health data into student information system
  • Process and adhere to the student’s Individual Health Plans
  • Assist with inventory of medical supplies
  • Maintain sign in sheets, incident reports, and medication logs for students
  • Promote health and community services to students, staff, and families
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal laws, local board policies, administrative guidelines, and the Texas Educators’ Code of Ethics

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