Certified Medical Assistant

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Job Title:

Certified Medical Assistant

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Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates



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Health Sciences

Classification Title:

14106 Medical or Nursing Asst

Competency Level:

3 - Advanced

Working Title:

Certified Medical Assistant

Number of Vacancies:


Full Time Equivalent (FTE):


Full Time or Part Time:

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

$31,200 - $47,404

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$31,200 - $35,000

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Job Category:

Staff - Medical

Organizational Unit Overview:

It is the mission of the Department of Pediatrics, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, to provide exemplary medical education/training of physicians in pediatric medicine at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additionally, it is the mission of the department to provide model comprehensive primary and consultative subspecialty care to children of eastern North Carolina, to advance scientific knowledge through basic and clinical research, and to provide continuing medical education opportunities for physicians in the region.

Job Duties :

The Department of Pediatrics is looking for a Certified Medical Assistant to work in the Gastroenterology clinical area. This individual will assist with the outpatient health care management of children. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to handle high volumes of phone calls and be able to communicate effectively with patients. Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and basic computer skills needed for entering data into the electronic medical record. Accuracy and attention to detail are important. The ideal candidate has to be able to communicate with patients and patient families, as well as with other healthcare professionals. Responsibilities of this position include nursing support, technical assistance, telephone triage, assisting physicians with physical exam (scribe), and other duties which may include: explaining medical procedures to patients, assisting with medical claim forms, and giving instructions to patients as instructed by physicians. The selected candidate will be instrumental in assisting rooming of patients in exam rooms and to help with clinic flow by improving the turnover of exam rooms by helping providers with obtaining the intake of the patient’s medical history, allergies, med review, and med reconciliation. The ideal candidate will also work-up patient charts prior to the office visit and handle patient refills, faxes, prep instructions for procedures, and assist with telephone triage. Direct patient care duties may include performing routine treatments under the close supervision of a Professional Nurse or Physician. Employees may also clean and maintain the patient care environment, perform routine clerical functions, and transport and move patients. The employee will have to obtain and record pertinent health information, maintain patient data and reports, and provide information to individuals and families.


The ECU Brody School of Medicine is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center. Vidant Medical Center is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Requires certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA); or successful completion of the requirements from an accredited medical assisting program that permit eligibility to sit for a national certification exam. If not already certified, please note that you must receive your Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification within 6 months from your start date for continued employment.

License or Certification required by statute or regulation:

Certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is required. If not CMA certified, candidates should have successfully completed the requirements from an accredited medical assisting program that permit eligibility to sit for a national CMA certification (AAMA) exam within six months of employment.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

Six months of pediatric related experience is preferred. In addition to successful completion of a two-year medical office assistant program and certification, the ideal candidate will possess one year of outpatient clinical experience or completion of an appropriate internship.

License or Certification required by the Department:

Certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is required.

Special Instructions to Applicant:

  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.

Job Open Date:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date; If no closing date is indicated, the position will be posted until filled and may close at any time after the recruitment has been completed. :


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Alternate option:

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment:

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information:

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 4/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time