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Medical Assistant Ambulatory - Vermillion Clinic

JOB SUMMARY

The Medical Assistant (MA) functions within the administration pre-defined scope of practice guidelines per state location of practice. The MA in the ambulatory care setting collects subjective and objective health status data from the patient or caregiver and communicates this data to the health care provider. Participates in the care of patients by providing contributing data to licensed health care professionals; and following through on the patient's plan of care under the direction of the provider. Communicates the provider's written instructions for care to the patient, or caregiver, by transmission of specifically defined information. Will participate in care for patients, across the lifespan, in all phases of preventative care, health maintenance, treatment, and follow-up as patients move in and out of care settings. Performs a variety of duties under the direct supervision of a person licensed to practice medicine. A sampling of the specialized clinical duties performed includes, but is not limited to, obtaining vital signs, preparing patients for examinations, observing and reporting patient's signs or symptoms, and performing point of care testing.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Understands medical terminology associated with the contents of patient charts. Responsible for promoting a safe environment for patients, families, staff, residents, and visitors and working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary health care team to provide the best outcomes for patients. Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean. Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a licensed provider or registered nurse. Logs drug/medication data into a computer and maintains computerized records. Guides patients in scheduling appointments and laboratory tests according to established processes and policies. Demonstrates the ability to follow directions. Demonstrates open, friendly, accepting, and supportive behaviors with team members.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must be a graduate of a recognized Medical Assistant program.

Prior experience in a healthcare setting is preferred.

Nationally certified or registered as a Medical Assistant (MA). Certification (CMA) obtained through a nationally approved certification program for medical assistant, including but not limited to, the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), or National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), etc. Registration (RMA) obtained through the American Medical Technologists (AMT) also acceptable. Additional state requirements include: South Dakota (SD) registration as a MA through the SD Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners. North Dakota (ND) registration as an MAIII through the ND Board of Nursing. MAs working within Minnesota (MN) and Iowa (IA) do not require state registration. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required within six months of employment. Recertification as required.



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