A Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) performs routine clinical and clerical tasks under the direction of a physician or other health practitioner. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs, medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, processing prescription refills, and assists with minor procedures as directed by a physician or health practitioner. The CMA acts as a practice ambassador contributing to overall patient experience, safety, and privacy.
Education and Experience:
o High School Diploma or GED, require o Medical Assistant Certification required or the ability and willingness to obtain certification from one of the following recognized organizations within 60 days of hire: NHA, NCCT, AMT, AAMA, NCMA, AMCA, NAHP.
o BLS Certification approved by AHA, required o At least 6 months of relevant experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
o Demonstrates a clear understanding of the importance of patient satisfaction and safety
o Ability to take vital signs and perform a patient assessment o Administration of medications as directed by physician or health practitioner
o Phlebotomy and EKG, preferred o Proficient knowledge of medical terminology
o Strong written and oral communication skills essential
o Attention to accuracy and detail o Ability to work independently and in a team environment
o Ability to multitask, prioritize and work under pressure
o Knowledge of electronic medical record (EMR) systems, preferred
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