Certified Medical Assistant
Certification in Medical Assisting and certification in CPR is required.
Must maintain current certification from the Certifying Board.
Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), or registration from the American Medical Technologies (AMT),
or certification from the National Healthcareer Association.
The Medical Health Technician provides direct patient care, performs simple nursing procedures, and provides assistance to the professional staff in the evaluation and treatment of patients. Ensures that each clinic is well organized, fully prepared, and efficiently operated so that every patient and physician encounter occurs with a high level of safety and satisfaction. Assists faculty and staff to ensure that the necessary medical record, x-rays, reports, and pathology slides are available at the time of the encounter. Coordinates tumor study group meetings. Supports the research mission and participates in performance improvement activities in order to improve the quality, consistency, and efficiency of services provided. Position requires interaction and competency in providing care to patients in all age categories from neonates through geriatrics and all populations with an emphasis on patients with cancer.
Specific Clinical Functions:
JOB REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Completion of an accredited program in medical assisting or its equivalent (certified to perform the scope of practice in the position) plus one (1) year of related healthcare experience required. Certification in Medical Assisting (or equivalent) and certification in CPR is required. Must maintain current certification from the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), or registration from the American Medical Technologies (AMT),
or certification by NHA. Applicants must be able to take temperatures, pulse, blood pressures, and other simple procedures where indicated. Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of the position. Experience in computer applications preferred. Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Demonstrated commitment to work with people with cancer. Demonstrated interpersonal skills working in a service environment. Demonstrated understanding of the principles of guest relations and demonstrated the ability to maintain a professional demeanor and customer service orientation under busy and stressful situations. Demonstrated ability to respond to common inquiries from patients. Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Position requires standing, sitting, walking, use of hands to finger, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crouch, talk or hear, lifting up to 10 pounds over 2/3 of the time, lifting up to 25 pounds over 2/3 of the time, lifting up to 50 pounds up to 1/3 of the time, lifting up to 100 and more than 100 pounds up to 1/3 of the time, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Fast-paced, high-pressure office/clinic/hospital environment with stringent deadlines and possible exposure to bloodborne pathogens, anti-neoplastic drugs, infections, and communicable diseases that require the use of personal protective equipment. Requires the ability to work and cooperate with faculty, students, managers, employees, and the public at all levels in order to exchange ideas and information. Requires the ability to work with all patient populations with a primary focus on cancer.