Certified Medical Assistant

TARGET CLOSE DATE12/31/2024Note: This job posting may close before, or be extended beyond, the listed Target Close Date based on the employment needs of the Merit System.Grade 11The pay range for the listed pay grade varies depending on the employing agency. Click HERE and then select the desired agency to view the pay range for that employer.Under the general supervision of nursing and physician staff and according to established policies and procedures, Certified Medical Assistants (CMAs) working within the Merit system are responsible for performing various patient care procedures within the scope of practice. Employees in this job class are expected to handle the patient process by reviewing medical history, conducting and recording patient interviews, and collecting baseline health information. CMAs are also expected to manage rooming and patient flow, including pre-visit preparation, assisting with patient visits, and post-visit duties. They may also assist with front office activities such as answering phones, general customer service, and scheduling appointments, treatments, and other tasks as needed. Certified Medical Assistants typically work in a clinical or laboratory setting and may be required to work on evenings and weekends.TYPICAL JOB DUTIES:Administers prescribed oral medications and gives intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal injections.Arranges for specialization consultations, appointments, and referrals for services as ordered by the clinical staff.Maintains a clean, orderly, and safe environment for patients and visitors, including disinfection and cleaning of patient care areas and sterilizing and storing instruments. Prepares exam rooms for patient appointments.Answering office phones, assisting with administrative and clerical duties as needed including scheduling appointments, tests, treatments, directing calls, and assisting with the check in and check out procedures.Complete daily lab tasks; perform specimen collections including venipunctures, CLIA Waived and non-CLIA Waved lab tests.Obtain vital signs including pulse, blood pressure, respiration, height, weight, temperature. Perform tests and procedures such as vision, hearing, electrocardiogram, cerumen removal, and other testing in accordance with certification and protocols.Greet and escort patient to the appropriate areas; review medical history; record patient interview, history, chief complaint, and baseline information; obtain and record medication listing.Check all rooms and inventory for supplies. Orders supplies as needed and stocks rooms according to procedure. Monitors medication inventory as needed.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Driver’s license.Currently certified as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) by the National Healthcare Association (NHA).Experience working in a clinical or ambulatory care setting (e.g., doctor’s office, hospital, urgent care).PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS:Preferred Qualifications are examples of experience and education considered to be highly desirable by hiring agencies.Speaks English and Spanish.Current CPR Certification.Experience working within electronic health records.COMPETENCIES:Adaptability & Flexibility.Computer & Technology Operations.Heavy Equipment & Vehicle Use.Oral Communication & Comprehension.Planning & Organizing.Problem Solving & Decision Making.Professionalism & Integrity.Researching & Referencing.Reviewing, Inspecting & Auditing.Self-Management & Initiative.Teamwork & Interpersonal.Technical & Job-Specific Knowledge.Technical Skills.Written Communication & Comprehension.CRITICAL KNOWLEDGES:Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines.Knowledge of how to perform patient/resident physical assessment for appropriate care planning.Knowledge of infection control practices and procedures.Knowledge of medical instruments and their practical uses.Knowledge of medical/clinical laboratory science.Knowledge of the proper use of medical equipment (EKG, IV, etc.).Knowledge of the science of managing, securing, and maintaining paper charts and digital forms of medical records, including patients’ data compiled from multiple healthcare providers.Knowledge of universal (standard) precaution techniques (such as using personal protective equipment) when dealing with contaminated patients and materials in order to prevent contamination.Knowledge of vein anatomy.WORK ENVIRONMENT:Work is performed primarily within medical or healthcare facilities.Work involves use of medical tools and equipment necessary for the care and/or diagnosis of healthcare patients. May be exposed to a variety of adverse working conditions, including: exposure to bodily fluids and other bio-hazard materials (e.g., urine, sweat, saliva, blood, etc.), and exposure to contagious or infectious diseases.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Job involves physical exertion required for sustained periods of light physical activity such as walking or standing. May involve occasional lifting of items or objects weighing up to 25 lbs.DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of the job duties, responsibilities, or skills and abilities required to do the job and may be changed at the discretion of the Personnel Board at any time.SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONSPersons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500, Option 1, prior to the target close date.AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERThe Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Personnel Board) provides a public personnel system based on merit principles. The Personnel Board strives for the constant improvement of the public service by employing and developing the best-qualified persons available. The Personnel Board provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetics.Employment decisions are made by the Merit System agency where the position exists. Each Merit System agency administers its own equal employment opportunity programs in compliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.ATTENTION Merit System Employees: Do not apply through this site.If you are a current Merit System employee, please click HERE to log intothe internal career site.

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