Certified Medical Assistant (Part-time)

Winston Salem, NC
Sep 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Certified Medical Assistant (Part-time)

*Cover letter is required with application.*

Summary: Under direct supervision of the Medical Physician or designee, assists in the appropriate elements of administrative and clinical responsibilities within the scope of the Certified Medical Assistant’s training. Performs clinical and administrative tasks to keep the workflow going in a day clinic and observation unit. Position is full-time during the academic year and part-time summer hours may be required. Schedule includes days, and every other weekend.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists medical staff with preparations, examinations, and procedures to include performing patient history interviews to obtain personal data and chief complaint, documentation for records and vital signs.
  • Provides patient care, referrals, and documentation in outpatient clinic.
  • Assists clinicians by administering treatments as prescribed by clinicians.
  • Administers medications either topically, sublingually, orally, and/or by injection as prescribed by the clinicians.
  • Conveys clinical information on behalf of the clinician.
  • Answers telephone, screens calls, takes messages and provides information.
  • Performs simple lab and screening tests such as urinalysis, rapid strep tests and throat cultures.
  • Collects blood specimens via capillary and venipuncture techniques.
  • Performs aseptic procedures such as wound care.
  • Provides care of patients in observation unit including observing, reporting and documenting medical conditions, administering prescribed medications, and aiding with activities of daily living.
  • Helps to maintain medical equipment by setup, clean, restock, and prepare exam rooms.
  • Administers allergy injections as prescribed, reorders allergy serum, maintains treatment plans, and provides emergency assistance as or if needed.
  • Communicates with patients regarding health prevention, health practices and self-care.
  • Verifies compliance with state immunization requirements.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Manage infection control using aseptic techniques, chemical disinfection, and correctly handling bio hazardous materials.
  • Participates in other SHS staff planning, projects, and programs such as health promotion, surveys and Division of Campus Life events.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Graduate from an accredited school of Medical Assisting; AAMA or RMA certification.
  • Current CPR/AED certification.
  • At least 2 years experience working in Urgent Care Office, Primary Care Office or Emergency Room or equivalent education and related training.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with multi-cultural populations
  • Ability to observe, access, and record symptoms, reactions and progress.
  • Knowledge of specimen collection, and testing.
  • Knowledge of procedures and standards for administration of medication.
  • Positive attitude, maturity, professionalism, dedication, flexibility, and excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to exercise skills in the area of initiative, problem solving, decision-making and multi-tasking.
  • Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety and infection control standards.
  • Ability to make decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
  • Maintain privacy of University and medical records.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with SHS staff.
  • Ability to gain competency with electronic medical record software.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Experience in a primary care outpatient setting.
  • Experience working with college age population preferably at a campus health clinic.


  • Responsible for own work.
  • Complies with CLIA, OSHA and other applicable standards.
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality.

Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States



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