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Certified Medical Assistant (Grant Funded)
Job Code:2020-04-047
Department:Primary Care
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum16.26
Salary Midpoint19.11
  
Position Closes:
Open Until Filled 

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:
PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Under supervision the incumbent is responsible for a variety of administrative and clinical skills established by the Nurse Supervisor/MD. Under supervision he/she is responsible for following the plan of care established by the physician. The Certified Medical Assistant assists in performing and providing clinical care, duties, and tasks for patients of all ages. Primarily works 1:1 with the Primary Care Provider (PCP). Participates in pre-visit planning to anticipate patient and PCP needs.

EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, AND EXPERIENCE

• An Associate of Applied Science degree from a CAAHEP-accredited college program.
• A nationally recognized certification as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).
• Current Basic Life Support (BLS) is required of the position. Can be acquired within 6 months through the facility following appointment to position.
• No experience required of position, will provide training.

Proficiency rated at 6 weeks.

JOB KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge and skill to perform basic clinical care to acute and chronically ill patients.

Knowledge and skill to assist the primary care provider in treatment and examinations performed in the Outpatient setting.

A practical knowledge of performing prescribed treatment plans such as dressing changes or soaks.

Knowledge of proper handling and collection of specimens, performing vital signs and recognizing abnormal values.

Basic knowledge of diseases and illnesses and the ability to recognize and report changes in the patient's condition to the physician.

A practical knowledge of the medical facility's organization and services, the basic rules and regulations governing visitors and patient treatment, COBRA, and practical knowledge of standard procedures, medical records, and medical terminology.

A basic knowledge of diseases, medical and surgical procedures, as well as standard abbreviations used by the medical staff.

A thorough knowledge of recording and documenting medical information.

Knowledge and skills in operating specialized medical equipment, such as suction pumps, oxygen equipment, etc.

Applicant must have a valid North Carolina driver’s license.