Category: Allied Health/ Other Nursing Schedule: Per-Diem
Facility: Carney Hospital Shift: Day shift
Department: CARN Ambulatory Care Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm
Req Number: 33435 Union: Yes
Job Details: Related course work is strongly preferred.
Certification is preferred.
Computer skills are required.
Customer service skills are required.
Experience is required.

Job Summary:

The Medical Assistant is a member of the health care team who assists the professional care givers in providing quality care to patients.  



  • Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers, and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards.
  • Functions in the role of Medical Assistant on the health care team as assigned by the Director and Clinical Staff
  • Responsible for interacting with the patient in the collection of vital information pertinent to the care of the patient.  
  • Duties will also include answering telephones, scheduling appointments in AthenaNet, and scanning documents in eCW.
  • Performs work to meet schedules and to facilitate quality team health care to patients
  • Reports significant observations and patient problems to professional care givers 
  • Maintains confidentiality of patients' information and health records 
  • Provides and maintains a clean, orderly, and safe environment 
  • Attends in-service programs appropriate to clinical areas 
  • Performs non-nursing functions which impact and contribute to the quality of patient care as directed by the Clinical Staff 
  • Terminal cleaning and infection control as needed 
  • Pulls and prepares charts ensuring that proper chart has been selected and appropriate paperwork (e.g. encounter form) is attached. 
  • Functions in role of Medical Assistant through communication with the patient and entering the following documentation for the clinician:
    • Chief Complaint
    • Medication List
    • Allergies
    • Medical and surgical history
    • Risk factors
    • Immunization history
    • Routine health maintenance history
    • Records vital signs, height and weight each visit in eCW
    • Provider when patient is in the exam room and preliminary entrees in eCW are complete. 
  • Prepares the daily schedules for the office.
  • Prepares the patient and equipment; chaperoning patients as needed
  • Schedules out patient procedures and testing for patients as directed 
  • Reports significant observations and patient problems through proper channels
  • Works with healthcare team to manage patient flow 
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient records and problems; treats patients and families with respect
  • Provides clinical information as necessary for prior authorizations 
  • Performs quality control, as necessary
  • Provides and maintains supplies, equipment, and linen for the assigned clinical areas 
  • At the direction of the LPN Coordinator, provides patient care support including but no limited to: 
    • Arranges Ameritox and other drug screen tests.
    • Orders respiratory equipment and DME for home use.
    • Sets up MD home visit schedule. Arranges home lab draws, tests and equipment. 
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Must maintain the confidentiality and security of hospital, medical, staff and patient-related data and information.
  • Accountable for observing all policies and procedures of the medical practice, and infection control.




  • High School diploma
  • Successful completion of Medical/Nursing Assistant Program or comparable work experience.
  • Previous experience in a health care setting as a Medical Assistant or a comparable position.
  • Completion of Externship as Medical Assistant.
  • Ability to read, speak, write, and comprehend the English language.
  • Ability to complete mathematical computations required to perform tasks.
  • Ability to lift, transfer, and move patients.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and oral communication skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in hospital and physician practice computer systems such as eCW, Meditech, AthenaNet and other comparable systems. 
  • Graduate of Medical Assistant Program preferred.

***Internal Applicants May Apply 10/12/16-10/19/16***

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