MEDICAL ASSISTANT, CERTIFIED - Orthopaedics - Page Road (Durham)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

PDC: The Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) is the world-class, multi-specialty physician practice of Duke Health. The PDC’s providers and staff work as a team to provide excellent patient care in more than 120 primary and specialty care clinics located throughout North Carolina. The PDC recruits the top physicians, clinicians and employees, and retains them by offering competitive salaries and benefits and a supportive work environment where passion and purpose connect. To learn more, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4Mq59-No-k

General Description
A nonexempt position responsible for performing a variety of duties depending on whether it is a small clinic, large medical practice, multi-clinic, or a specialty office. They may be involved in both the clinical and administrative areas including assisting physicians with patient care and handling clerical, environmental, and organizational tasks.

Job Duties
1. Patient Care Responsibilities- rooming patients, collecting histories, charting, answering phone calls, completing forms
2. Clerical Duties- prepping clinics, obtaining test results, updating charts, verifying insurance, obtaining authorizations, coordinating referrals and appointments
3. Fulfills EOC Responsibilities- cleaning exam rooms, ordering and stocking supplies and restocking exam rooms, cleaning exam tables, maintain safe work environment by checking for expired supplies, medications, emptying sharps containers
4. Organizational Duties- promoting patient rights, responding to emergency codes, following HR, Compliance and Joint Commission policies
5. Responsibilities that vary according to state law, which include autoclaving, checking vital signs, suture removal, dressing changes, entering orders based on physician protocols, biohazard waste

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of health care field and medical office protocols/procedures
• Skill in performing medical assistant workflow tasks and skill at interpersonal interactions
• Ability to learn, project a pleasant and professional image, to prioritize and complete delegated tasks and to demonstrate compassion and caring in dealing with others.

Education Requirements/Preferences 
High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED), medical assistant diploma from an accredited vocational institution, or a community college course in medical assisting.

Experience Requirements/Preferences 
1 year prior experience in a clinic setting preferred

Licensure/Certification Requirements
Level I -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCCT or ARMA required. BLS required.


 
Minimum Qualifications

Education

Level I -- Graduation from accredited Medical Assistant program strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation required.

Level II -- Graduation from a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation required.

Level III -- Graduation from a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation required.


Experience

Level I -- No experience required.

Level II -- Must have at least 1 year of clinical experience as a Medical Assistant ina clinical setting.

Level III -- Must have at least 3 years of clinical experience as a Medical Assistant in a clinical setting. Note: 1 year of experience will be provided for an Associate degree in Medical Assisting. General Ladder Statement: In addition to the education and experience noted, applicants must meet all requirements set forth in the Medical Assistant, Certified (CMA/RMA) Ladder Program document for Levels II and III.


Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Level I -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required.

Level II -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required.

Level III -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required.

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