The medical assistant is responsible for providing patient care and support within the ambulatory setting.
The medical assistant accurately completes patient interviews, collects appropriate specimens, assists the physician with patient exams, maintains departmental inventory, provides patient education and ensures quality direct patient care and non-professional services as directed by physician. This position is also responsible for performing the following as required by position: phlebotomy for diagnostic studies, CLIA-waived testing. This position may also complete EKGs and drug and alcohol testing.
This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required. Graduate of a medical assistant program required.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Valid NJ driver's license, registration and insurance are required. Certification in phlebotomy (ASCP) preferred. BLS-certified within six months of hire or transfer. Must be a graduate of a postsecondary medical assistant program accredited by a national accrediting agency with a minimum of 330 hours of instruction, with special training around medication administration as per the NJ Board of Medical Examiners. All certified medical assistants must maintain active national certification with a certifying agency approved by NJ (i.e., American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), National Center of Competency Testing (NCCT), National Healthcareer Association (NHA), American Medical Technologists (AMT), Board of Medical Examiners (BME)).
EXPERIENCE: Minimum 1 year of experience in working with the frail or elderly population required. Proficiency in clinical applications preferred at time of hire. Incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire.
Demonstrates the competencies as established on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool for this position.
This positon must be able to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team model, interfacing and collaborating with a wide range of clinical and social services disciplines who work together to manage the PACE participants' care. The work setting is in an adult day health center and primary care clinic environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperatures.
This position also requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Incumbents must be able to communicate with all staff, vendors and clients. Requires manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination, plus the ability to use department equipment. This position also requires lifting/carrying up to 65 lbs. and pushing or pulling 150 lbs. using appropriate body mechanics and equipment with reasonable accommodation, if needed.
This position reports to department leadership as assigned.
The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.