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 provider with patient exams and procedures, maintains departmental inventory, provides patient education and ensures quality direct patient care and non-professional services as directed by the physician. This position is also responsible for performing the following as required by position: phlebotomy for diagnostic studies, CLIA-waived testing, specimen collection and service line-specific clinical tasks, such as EKGs, drug/alcohol testing, splinting and more. The certified medical assistant administers formulary medications as directed by the physician and departmental protocols in a safe manner.
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: Certification in phlebotomy (ASCP) preferred. BLS HCP-certified within six months of hire or transfer. Must be a graduate of a postsecondary medical assistant program accredited by a national accrediting agency, such as the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) or its successor; Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association (CAHEA) or its successor; Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) or its successor; or any accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The program must have 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)) required.
EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years of experience in ambulatory care preferred. Ability to handle high volume of interactions with frequent interruptions 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.
Potential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the medical office environment, blood-borne pathogens (including exposure to infectious disease), hazardous substances and potential injury. This position requires considerable reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, sitting, standing and walking. This position also requires long periods of telephone work. This position frequently lifts 25-50 lbs and occasionally lifts 50-100 lbs. The essential functions for this position are listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
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.