Women's health care and gynecological screenings, including PAP smears and breast exams
Family Medicine for Infants, Children and Adolescents
Well-child care, routine check-ups and sick visits
Annual physicals, school physicals and sports physicals
Immunizations, including newborn vaccinations, school-age vaccinations and annual flu shots for children over six months
Hearing, vision and developmental screenings
If you need specialty care, your primary care doctor can connect you with the Duke network of doctors who are ranked among the nation's best. Our specialists have access to the latest research, technology and medical advances, many of which are discovered at Duke Health. Because our electronic medical records system is accessible to every doctor and every facility at Duke, your medical record will be easily shared with your entire care team.
The Medical Assistant, Certified functions as an integral member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in providing direct patient care. The Medical Assistant, Certified performs routine administrative and patient care supportive duties in a Health System medical practice that assist medical and/or nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients an d ensure the clinic/office runs smoothly.
The CMA takes medical histories and records vital signs, explains treatment procedures to patients, and prepares patients for examinations and procedures.
Patient care support responsibilities may include assisting the medical and nursing staff during examination and procedures, collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, performing basic laboratory test in the clinic/office, taking electrocardiograms, removing sutures/ staples, changing sterile and non-sterile dressings, promoting patient/family understanding of the educational content and his/ her involvement in the plan of care, and documenting in the patient record.
Other responsibilities include disposing of contaminated supplies, instrument processing, high level disinfection and sterilization of medical instruments, telephoning prescriptions to a pharmacy, pre paring and administering medications as directed by a physician, and authorizing drug refills as directed. Performs other clinical functions as de legated and supervised by the physician.
Administrative responsibilities-the CMA greets patients, answers telephones, schedules appointments to include arrive appointments in MaestroCare, checkout patients, and referral scheduling; arranges for hospital admissions and laboratory services, updates and files patient medical records, fills out insurance forms, handles billing, bookkeeping to include receiving co-pays and collections on account balances; correspondence, and ordering clinical and clerical supplies and forms. Performs other administrative duties as directed. May be requested to be a liaison for clinic activities such as Joint Commission and falls and/or participate in clinic committees.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Good customer service skills. Work requires th e ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions generally acquired through a high school education and medical assistant programming.
Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheel chair patients may be required .Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that are applicable to work performed.
Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients. Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health and safety precautions applicable for work in a clinic setting.
Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety pre cautions.
Age specific competencies
Daily clinic preparation process; registration, scheduling, charge posting, order entry.
Able to document and communicate pertinent information Ability to establish and maintain effect ive working relationships with patients and clinic staff
Typing skills, medical terminology
Levels II and III -- Ability to independently seek out re sources andwork collaboratively
Level I -- Graduation from accredited Medical Assistant program strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation required.
Level II -- Graduation from a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation required.
Level III -- Graduation from a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health
Education Schools (ABHES) strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation required.
Level I -- No experience required.
Level II -- Must have at least 1 year of clinical experience as a Medical Assistant in a clinical setting.
Level III -- Must have at least 3 years of clinical experience as a Medical Assistant in a clinical setting. Note: 1 year of experience will be provided for an Associate degree in Medical Assisting.
General Ladder Statement: In addition to the education and experience noted, applicants must meet all requirements set forth in the Medical Assistant, Certified (CMA/RMA) Ladder Program document for Levels II and III.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Level I -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required.
Level II -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required.
Level III -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required.
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