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Medical Assistant

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Location: Charlevoix
Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: Day shift
Req ID: 55967

Description

SUMMARY 

As a member of the patient care team, the Medical Assistant is a healthcare professional that provides clinical and administrative support to physicians, advance practice providers and registered nurses in a healthcare clinic or medical practice.  

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

Credentialed Medical Assistant 

High School graduate or GED equivalent is required. 

Graduate of a Medical Assistant Program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). 

Currently credentialed as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) through the AAMA or as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) through the AMT. 

Must be knowledgeable and proficient in basic clinical competencies.  

Experience with EHR is preferred. 

BLS certification preferred and must be obtained within 90 days of hire and maintained. 

Must communicate effectively and work well with others. 

Assertiveness, organizational skills, effective time management, flexibility and self-motivation are essential for the role.  

SPECIFIC DUTIES: 

Clinical Responsibilities (may include, but not limited to):

  • Taking medical histories
  • Explaining treatment and procedures to patients
  • Timely follow through and completion of referral requests
  • Preparing patients for examination
  • Assisting the physician during exams
  • Collecting and preparing lab specimens
  • Preforming basic laboratory tests including blood draws
  • Instructing patients via standardized pathways and protocols
  • Preparing and administrating medications as directed by the physician.
  • Injections
  • Removing sutures and changing dressings
  • Other clinical services as required by specialty 

Administrative responsibilities (may include, but not limited to):

  • Answering phones
  • Greeting patients
  • Documenting and updating pertinent medical record requirements
  • Coding and filling out insurance forms
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Arranging for hospital admissions, referrals, and laboratory services.
  • Using computer applications
  • Quality
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