Certified Medical Assistant - CMA Digestive Health
Company: Carle Health
Posted on: January 26, 2023
The Certified Medical Assistant / Registered Medical Assistant
performs routine administrative and patient care support duties in
a medical practice to assist medical and/or nursing staff in the
examination and treatment of patients and ensures that the office
High School Diploma/Equivalent
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
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.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Capacity to learn and retain information. Strong customer service
skills. Compassion and caring in dealing with others. Ability to
operate office equipment. Proficiency in basic computer skills.
- Rooming patients: Collecting pertinent information regarding
the patient's chief complaint, family history, social history,
surgical history, and medication reconciliation upon arrival for a
- 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.
- Office procedures as directed and per department specific
competencies. May perform procedures such as breath tests, assist
with flex sigmoidoscopy procedure, assist with HRA, assist with
rectal US, glucose POC and A1C POC.
- Provide patient with written instructions regarding procedures,
medications, or follow up instructions at the direction of the
provider. CMA staff may retrieve and provide condition specific
education from the internet, internal website, or printed materials
per the provider directions and orders.
- Administer medications per the provider order.
- Provide assistance with prescription medication refills per
department protocols. Call medications into pharmacies, notify
patients of refills, and documents actions within the EMR per
- Generates result notes
- Initiates and performs breath tests
- Administers vaccines and other injections as indicated
- Provides patient instructions
- Performs prior authorization process
- Preps charts for visits and procedures
- Assists with minor procedures such as flexible sigmoidoscopy,
rectal ultrasound and high resolution anaoscopy
- Performs and maintains competency of high level disinfection
and sterilization processes
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.
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