• Medical Assistant - Cardiology/Endocrinology Full-time, Days *$2,000 Sign-on Bonus*

    Posted: 12/29/2021

    Immediate opening for Medical Assistant splitting time covering Cardiology and Endocrinology.  Experience in either specialty is a plus but not required as training will be provided for both.

    The Medical Assistant is a member of the health care team primarily responsible for providing support to physicians, nurses, and other licensed medical staff by facilitating efficient patient flow, assisting with various patient care activities, and performing related administrative functions. The Medical Assistant is responsible for ensuring efficient patient flow through the clinic; maintaining neat, clean and safe patient care areas; promoting patient satisfaction by interacting with patients in a professional, friendly manner; safeguarding patient confidentiality.

    Responsibilities:

    • Assures efficient patient flow through the site:
      • Escorts patient to exam room, identifies patient with 2 identifiers and prepares patient for examination.
      • Obtains accurate vital signs, per organization standards.
      • Documents reason for visit and updates/confirms, allergies, smoking history and pharmacy information.
      • Promptly informs the provider and registered nurse of any significant change in vital signs or acute symptoms.
      • Anticipates/sets up equipment or supplies needed for visit.
      • Cleans and prepares exam room for next patient.
      • Responds to needs to expedite visits and maintain flow of patients and prioritize tasks accordingly.
    • Assists practitioner with medical and surgical procedures in accordance with established protocols such as: Electrocardiogram (ECG), venipuncture, immunizations, and point of care testing
    • Provides high quality care by:
      • Prepares and stocks all exam rooms in treatment area by following established protocols for disinfecting and sterilizing equipment and instruments
      • Maintains vaccine/medication inventory.
      • Monitors and maintains equipment and instruments according to clinic guidelines.
      • Assists in ordering supplies and correctly disposes of all expired items
    • Functions as an integral part of the patient care team and promotes patient satisfaction by interacting with patients in a professional, friendly manner:
      • Accepts and performs delegated responsibilities in a positive manner.
      • Offers assistance to others.
      • Attends and participates in staff meetings.
      • Communicates appropriately and effectively with patients and patient care team (in the office and on the phone.
    • Performs delegated procedures common to the specialty area in a safe, effective, and efficient manner (see specialty practice addendum.
    • Performs all other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Manager

    Qualifications

    Required:

    • Non-Certified/Non-NM Clinical Schools Graduates:
      • Must have written proof of meeting candidate eligibility requirements for writing one of the four eligible certification exams (AAMA, AMT, NCCT, or NHA)
      • Within first six months of employment, will complete one of the following certifications after up to two test attempts:
        • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) through American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
        • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) through American Medical Technologists (AMT) or
        • National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
        • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
      • Signed acknowledgement during onboarding that certification must be attained within 6 months, as a condition of employment
    • NM Clinical Schools MA Program Graduates:
      • Graduates of the NM Clinical Schools Medical Assistant Program must have a passing score on the AMT exam and proof of that provisional testing
      • Graduates of the NM Clinical Schools Medical Assistant Program may remain in this job code beyond 6 months pending program status.
    • All Candidates/Incumbents:
      • High school diploma or GED.
      • American Heart Association accredited Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification.
      • Completion of pre-employment competency exam.
      • Strong computer skills.

    Preferred:

    • Experience with electronic medical record.

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