MEDICAL ASSISTANT, CERTIFIED

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

MEDICAL ASSISTANT, CERTIFIED
Child & Fam Mental Health & Dev Neuro

Occupational Summary

Certification by AAMA or AMT required

Perform routine administrative and patient care supportive duties in a Health System medical practice to assist medical and/or nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients and ensure office runs smoothly.

Work Performed

Administrative duties may include the following: Answer telephones and greet patients. Update and file patient medical records, complete insurance forms, billing information and handle other related correspondence. Schedule appointments and arrange for hospital admissions and laboratory services. Handle billing and bookkeeping. Perform other administrative duties as directed. Clinic Duties may include the following: Assist medical and nursing staff in a variety of tasks including: Taking medical histories and recording vital signs. Explaining treatment procedures to patients and preparing patients for examinations and procedures. Assisting the physician during the examination and procedures. Collect and prepare laboratory specimens and perform basic laboratory tests on the premises. Dispose of contaminated supplies. Sterilize medical instruments. Promote patient/family understanding of the educational content and his/her involvement in the plan of care, and document in patient record. Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician Authorize drug refills as directed and telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy. Draw blood. Prepare patients for x-rays, tests and procedures. Take electrocardiograms. Remove sutures/ staples. Change sterile and non-sterile dressings. Perform other clinical functions as delegated and supervised by the physician
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

N/A

Preferred Certification:

Certification by AAMA preferred.


Requisition Number
401201837

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
996 MEDICAL ASSISTANT, CERTIFIED

Job Family Level
08

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Non-exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. ******************************************************* Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Graduation from a Medical Assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education (CAAHEP)or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). High school or GED graduation required. Certification by AAMA or AMT required. Certification by AAMA preferred.

Experience

No experience required.

Auto req ID

85502BR

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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