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Certified Medical Assistant

Company: University Orthopedics
Location: Middletown
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Title: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Reports To: Clinical Operations Manager GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for assisting Physicians and Physician's Assistant as a Certified Medical Assistant with patient care, Durable Medical Equipment fitting, casting/splinting, environmental and organizational tasks. Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepares patients for the health care visit by directing and/or accompanying them to the examining room; providing examination gowns and drapes; helping them to position themselves for the examination and/or treatment; arranging examining room instruments, supplies, and equipment.
  • Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; reviewing and/or recording medical history; taking vital signs; confirming purpose of visit or treatment.
  • Supports patient care delivery by helping health care providers during examinations; preparing laboratory specimens; performing basic laboratory tests on the premises; disposing of contaminated supplies; authorizing drug refills as directed; preparing patients for x-rays; removing sutures; removing staples; changing dressings; and wound care.
  • Educates patients and family by providing medication and diet information and instructions, answering questions.
  • Monitor patient's environmental safety (e.g., fall precautions faulty equipment, transmission precautions).
  • May be asked to apply Durable Medical Equipment as needed
  • Must be able to work closely with the casting/splinting of acute fracture care
  • Ability to identify abnormal patient values for triages purposes.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping patient care information confidential.
  • Document medical information using approved medical terminology in the EHR system.
  • Maintains exam rooms for necessary supplies and materials. Ensures cleanliness. Prepares list of medical supplies needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Manager to meet department needs. Requirements:
    • Must be certified as a Medical Assistant (CMA) ** Must be a credentialed medical assistant or Licensed health professionals.
      • Certified Medical Assistant. Certification through AMA, NCCT, NHA, or AMTOR
        • RI licensed LPN, PT, PTA, OT or OTA
        • RI licensed ATC (Athletic Trainer Certified)
        • Clinical skills, documentation skills, and communication skills
        • Ability to perform various clinical procedures while in exam room
        • Computer skill proficiency in EHR, Microsoft word and outlook
        • Efficiently assist in the coordination of a busy office, including use of email, document scanning, and word processing
        • Professional, pleasant, cheerful, enthusiastic demeanor, neat appearance required
        • Attention to detail
        • Excellent interpersonal skills including telephone etiquette
        • Motivated individual with team approach
        • Must be able to travel to all sites if/when necessary.

Keywords: University Orthopedics, Fall River , Certified Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Middletown, Massachusetts

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