Performs a wide variety of activities that may include both direct patient care, as well as administrative and laboratory functions. Direct patient care may include working with patients of all ages, in-person and over the phone, completing tasks involving the use of assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation skills. All patient care is provided under the direct supervision of the physician and/or mid-level provider. Medical assistants may also engage in reception activities, greeting and assisting patients and visitors, and help complete the business side of a patient visit.
Completion from an accredited Medical Assistant program is required.
1 or more years of Medical Assistant experience may be considered in lieu of completion of program per department discretion.
One year of clinical experience - Preferred
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) is required within 60 days of hire.
Medical Assistant (MA) Certification/Registration required or must be obtained within 60 days of start date from one of the following credentialing organizations:
1. Certified MA from American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
2. Registered MA from American Medical Technologists (AMT)
3. National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) from National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
4. Certified Clinical MA (CCMA) from National Healthcare Association (NHA)
5. Registered MA from American Allied Health (AAH)
6. Nationally Registered CMA (NRCMA) from National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP)
7. Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC) from American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)
8. Podiatric MA Certified (PMAC) from American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
9. Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) from International Joint Commission on Allied Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO)