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Certified Medical Assistant

 

Certified Medical Assistant

Department: OHPA
Status:
Full Time
Shift:
First
ReqID: req19230

The Certified Medical Assistant performs patient care under the direction of the physician and supervision of the lead nurse in an ambulatory care setting.

Education/Training

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of Medical Assistant training from an approved technical school required.

Licensure/Certification

  • Maintains current BLS Healthcare Provider Certification and
  • Maintains current certification by one of the following agencies:
    • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) (www.aama-ntl.org)
    • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) by American Medical Technologists (AMT) (www.amt1.com)
    • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) by National Healthcareer Association (NHA) (www.nhanow.com)
    • National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) by National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) (www.ncctinc.com)

Essential Functions

  • Accountable to the Assistant Nurse Manager, Nursing Operations Manager, or Practice Manager for operational issues.
  • Embraces and participates in quality initiatives, goal attainment, and clinical outcome process improvement activities
  • Supports and demonstrates effective and professional communication with patients and family members
  • Works collaboratively with the administrative and operations staff.
  • Gathers patient data through interview and observation.
  • Assists patients and families with preparation for examination.
  • Assists the physician during examination and procedures.
  • Demonstrates competency in specific tasks and skills as defined by the practice.
  • Provides routine treatments and administers approved medication types.
  • Documents patient data, treatments, procedures, and patient education according to Orlando Health and department specific policies.
  • Assists the physician by acting as a liaison on behalf of the patient to schedule, provide patient with scheduling information to obtain specialty testing, and/or specialty physician consultation.
  • Processes incoming and outgoing calls in an independent and professional manner using sound clinical judgment.
  • Adheres and assures compliance with Orlando Health and department specific policy, procedures, value statements and Commitment to Excellent standards.
  • Consistently demonstrates personal and patient safety practices and adherence to infection control standards outlined in Orlando Health policies.
  • Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.

Other Related Functions

  • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and have the ability to assess data appropriate to the age-specific needs of the patients on his or her assigned department and/or unit.
  • Demonstrates awareness of medical/legal issues, patient rights and compliance with standards of regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Practices the efficient use of supplies.
  • Assists business office as needed with reception, scheduling, and discharge of patients.

ADDRESS: PAL User Location

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