Grace Federal Solutions LLC

CMA

Durham, NC - Contracted

General Description of the Job Class

The Medical Assistant, Certified functions as an integral member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in providing direct patient care. The Medical Assistant, Certified performs routine administrative and patient care supportive duties in a Health System medical practice that assist medical and/or nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients and ensure the clinic/office runs smoothly.

 

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Clinical responsibilities: The CMA takes medical histories and records vital signs, explains treatment procedures to patients, and prepares patients for examinations and procedures.

Patient care support responsibilities may include assisting the medical and nursing staff during examination and procedures, collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, performing basic laboratory test in the clinic/office, taking electrocardiograms, removing sutures/ staples, changing sterile and non-sterile dressings, promoting patient/family understanding of the educational content and his/her involvement in the plan of care, and documenting in the patient record. Other clinical support responsibilities include disposing of contaminated supplies, instrument processing, high level disinfection and sterilization of medical instruments, telephoning prescriptions to a pharmacy, preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician, and authorizing drug refills as directed. Performs other clinical functions as delegated and supervised by the physician.

Administrative responsibilities: The CMA greets patients, answers telephones, schedules appointments to include arrive appointments in Maestro Care, checkout patients, and referral scheduling; arranges for hospital admissions and laboratory services, updates and files patient medical records, fills out insurance forms, handles billing, bookkeeping to include receiving copays and collections on account balances; correspondence, and ordering clinical and clerical supplies and forms. Performs other administrative duties as directed.

May be requested to be a liaison for clinic activities such as Joint Commission and falls and/or participate in clinic committees.

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education

Level I -- Graduation from accredited Medical Assistant program strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation required.

 

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

Level I -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required.

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