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CERTIFED MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Company: Christ Community Health Services
Location: Jackson
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANTMemphis, TNDescriptionAt CCHS, our goal is to grant equal access to healthcare no matter the economic, social or employment status of our patients. We aim to provide superior patient care! If you have a passion for helping people and would like to combine that passion with your faith and clinical skills, this may be the position for you. We offer competitive pay, great benefits with a culture to match.What will you do as a CMA?The Certified Medical Assistant helps providers with the delivery of patient care, providing basic triage and helping to ensure optimum patient-to-doctor flow. The Certified Medical Assistant provides administrative support as well as clinical support.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reviews and prepares medical record to ensure completeness prior to patient exam, obtaining missing documentation. Documents clinic visit, observations, and related activities. Files charts.
  • Assists with initiation of patient history and physical assessment. Assists nurses and physicians with physical exams and simple in-house surgical and therapeutic procedures.
  • Checks patient vital signs and takes body measurements, documenting results in patient chart.
  • Prepares and maintains exam and treatment rooms, cleaning after patient discharges to ensure a clean and sanitized environment. Maintains supplies inventory and ensures patient care equipment is clean and properly functioning, reporting defective equipment and supplies to supervisor.
  • Collects specimens and prepares them for outside lab, communicating with lab for STAT pickups or testing. Performs simple STAT lab tests and performs urinalysis on urine specimens. Prepares lab results for physician to sign.
  • Administers breathing treatments and injections, performs EKGs, and tests pregnant patients on NST machine per provider orders.
  • Answers phone calls, relaying patient requests and questions to appropriate individuals. Explains provider instructions to patient, as appropriate. Provides teaching to patients and families within scope of knowledge base.
  • Assists with scheduling/referral of patients for specific treatments.
  • Responds to medical emergencies and administers first aid as appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as required.RequirementsPOSITION REQUIREMENTSEducation: High school diploma or equivalent; medical assistant program graduateExperience: ambulatory care experience preferredSkills/abilities: bilingual preferredLicenses/certifications: both CMA and BLS certification required

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