Assists the ambulatory care setting physician or other professional healthcare provider with the administration of direct and indirect patient care. Performs basic medical assisting procedures necessary to provide for care, comfort and safety of patients.
Education: High school graduate or equivalent and/or graduate of: (1) a one-year medical assistant program (2) an accredited two-year medical assisting program. Previous experience/training in general medical office skills and procedures. Proficient/knowledgeable in medical terminology.
Licensure: Certification and/or registration as a medical assistant. CPR certification required.
Experience: One to three years experience in a medical or physician office preferred. Basic business office, clinical skills, and computer skills preferred.
Other Job Requirements:
Must be tactful in handling patient problems often of a highly personal and confidential nature. Must be able to maintain self-composure during frustrating interpersonal situations. Sustained mental attention required. Moderate to high levels of stress should be anticipated on a daily basis. Must be able to respond and react to emergency and changing situations calmly, professionally, and in an expedient manner. Must be able to work without constant direct supervision. Able to adjust communication skills to the level of the patient.
Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs.