Medical Assistant - CMA / RMA - Full Time

Parma, OH

Responsible for assisting physicians with patient care which will include checking schedules and organizing patient flow; accompanying patients to exam/procedure room/assisting patients as needed, collecting patient histories, performing screenings per guidelines, assisting physicians/nurses with various procedures; charting, relaying instructions to patients/families; answering calls and providing pertinent information. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complies with all HIPAA and OSHA regulations and policies.
  • Provides basic patient care as ordered.
  • Promotes wellness by providing education materials, communicating physician advice/instructions.
  • Documents all activities/interventions, patient/family responses, medication dispensed/prescribed, etc., in the medical record.
  • 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.

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 communicate clearly.
  • Ability to project a pleasant and professional image.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and complete delegated tasks.
  • Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring in dealing with others.
  • Ability to apply written instructions and standardized work practices.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with physicians, co-workers, patients and patients’ families.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma, some college preferred.
  • Graduate of medical assisting program preferred.
  • Minimum of one year work experience in public contact job, preferably medical office environment.
  • Maintains CPR certification
  • Certified or Registered Medical Assistant certification required

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, Xray machine, eye washing equipment, blood pressure cuff.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer