Medical Assistant - CMA/RMA - Full Time

Sandusky, OH

Responsible for assisting physicians with patient care, clerical, environmental and organizational tasks.  Responsible for appointment scheduling and chart management.  Provides information to patients so they may fully utilize and benefit from the office services.  Conveys a positive image of medical office. 

Duties And Responsiblities:

  • Complies with all HIPAA and OSHA regulations and policies.
  • Provides basic patient care as ordered.
  • Documents all activities/interventions, patient/family responses, medication dispensed/prescribed, etc., in the medical record.
  • Promotes wellness by providing patient education materials, communicating physician advice/instructions.
  • Adheres to infection control/safety guidelines, and confidentiality policies.
  • Maintains examination rooms including cleaning exam/procedure rooms between patient visits. Stocks necessary supplies (medical and radiologic) as required.
  • Fulfills patient care responsibilities as assigned which may include - rooming patients; checking schedules and organizing patient flow; assisting patients as needed with walking, dressing, collecting specimen, etc. ; perform screenings per provider guidelines; charting; relaying instructions to patients/families; answering calls and providing pertinent information.
  • Fulfills clerical responsibilities as assigned which may include - sending/receiving patient medical records; obtaining lab/x-ray reports; scheduling appointments; verifying insurance coverage and patient demographics; managing charts to ensure information is completed and filed appropriately.
  • Fulfills organizational responsibilities as assigned which may include - respecting/promoting patient autonomy; responding appropriately to emergency codes; sharing problems relating to patients and/or staff to immediate supervisors quickly.

Knowledge And Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of basic nursing principles and protocols.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures related to infection control, environmental safety and patient confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of medical chart reporting/records.
  • Skill in appropriate assessment and assistance techniques.
  • Skill in appropriate use of universal precautions, safe workplace and confidentiality methods.
  • Skill in health information management by appropriately charting patient data.
  • Skill in identifying equipment problems and correcting or notifying supervisor.
  • Ability to work effectively as team members with physicians and other staff.
  • Ability to appropriately interact with patients, families, staff and others.
  • Ability to flexibly respond to changing demands.
  • Ability to apply written instructions and standardized work practices.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.

Education And Work Experience:

  • High school graduation or GED
  • Graduate of medical assisting program preferred.
  • Minimum of one year work experience in public contact job, preferably medical office environment.
  • Certified or Registered Medical Assistant certification (CMA or RMA) required.
  • Maintains CPR certification

Environmental / Working Conditions:

  • Combination of office and exam offices. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations. Hepatitis B vaccination and TB test required

Physical / Mental Demands:

  • Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, reaching. Occasional stress from workload. Must be able to use a variety of office equipment including phone, writing instruments, PC, fax and medical equipment including stethoscope, eye washing equipment, blood pressure cuff.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer