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Certified Medical Assistant - CMA Family Medicine Residency

Company: Carle Health
Location: Urbana
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Certified Medical Assistant / Registered Medical Assistant maintains department patient care supplies, ensures timely flow of patients, and assists physicians and nurses to provide optimal care to patients and families.


High School Diploma/Equivalent

Basic Life Support (BLS) AND Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) OR Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from the following certification bodies: National Health Career Association (NHA), National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP), American Medical Technologists (AMT), American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), American Allied Health (AAH) or The American Registry of Medical Assistants (ARMA). In addition, this certification requires: Successful completion of a Registered/Certified Medical Assistant (RMA / CMA) program OR Successful completion of Carle/Parkland Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Academy.

None Specified

Capacity to learn, retain information, and exhibit time management skills regarding patient care flow and procedures. Demonstrates compassion and caring in dealing with others. Professional communication with all staff including colleagues, providers, patients, and families. Demonstrates leadership abilities, strong communication and customer service skills, self-motivated, positive attitude, self-directed - ability to work independently.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform a variety of routine direct patient care duties to assist medical and nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients.
  • Maintains patient care environment and supplies to ensure patient privacy and safety.
  • Consistently provides a higher level of direct care as defined by department. Examples include: injections, ear washes, suture removal, basic dressing changes, application and instruction in the use of medical supplies.
  • Office procedures as directed and per department specific competencies. May perform procedures such as, suture or staple removal, reading results of negative TB skin tests or steering patient to the care of a department nurse when TB screening appears to have indications of a positive read, and other diagnostic testing at the point of care.
  • Ensures charges captured on services delivered.
  • Rooming patients: Collecting pertinent information regarding the patient's chief complaint, family history, social history, surgical history, and medication reconciliation upon arrival for a patient visit.
  • Telephone Interactions: As directed, completing necessary telephone communications with patients, families, pharmacies, and/or other health care facilities. Gathering information and maintaining patient information via telephone per department specific processes and policies.
  • Administrative tasks including, but not limited to, prior authorizations, scheduling appointments, verification of benefits, and coordination of referrals and testing.
  • Provide patient with written instructions regarding procedures, medications, or follow up instructions at the direction of the provider.
  • Administer injections and medications per the provider order.
  • Provide assistance with prescription medication refills per department protocols. Notify patients of refills and documents actions within the EMR per provider orders.
  • Maintain department specific competencies related to point of care testing, equipment handling, and specialty training.
    • Assist insupporting residents in the expected relationships of nurse and physician.
    • Responsible for rooming and collecting vitals of patients.
    • Assist with procedures and point of care.
    • Responsible for the disinfection of medical equipment
    • Assist with training and precepting new MA and CMA.
    • Responsible for assisting nurse visits: BP checks, injections and first prenatal visits.
    • Responsible for Rx refills and responses and normal lab results.

      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information:

      Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.

Keywords: Carle Health, Champaign , Certified Medical Assistant - CMA Family Medicine Residency, Healthcare , Urbana, Illinois

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