Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

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Employment Type: Part time Shift: Day Shift Description: Michigan Heart & Vascular Institute Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Primary location: Ann Arbor, MI* Team members must be willing and able to travel to other MHVI locations for coverage, as needed Shift: Days, Contingent, hours vary, clinic hours M-F 730-5 REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE CMA, RMA, CCMA, or NCMA, certification through an NCCA accredited program. 2 years previous clinical experience or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. Formal education in medical terminology and anatomy & physiology preferred. POSITION PURPOSE Under physician direction and supervision, prepares patients for office visit, takes vital signs and records in medical record, obtains patient chief complaint, escorts patient to exam room, and prepares patient for physician visit. Assures patients are ready in the exam rooms for physician/mid-level provider arrival. Reviews patient medical record to assure that all needed test results, forms and reports are available to physician/provider. Assists physicians/providers with procedures and processes specimens according to established procedures. Performs in-office testing at direction of physician/provider e.g. EKG’s, vision testing, strep tests, urinalysis, suture removals, injections, immunizations, etc. Assists physicians with completion of patient forms as requested by third parties. Arranges patient hospital admissions and test scheduling. Assures that clinical areas and drug sample areas are maintained according to Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies. Maintains exam rooms to ensure supplies are present and that room and equipment is in working order and in clean condition. May be required to assist with patient phone triage. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Prepares patient for office visit -obtains patient medical record, assures that necessary reports, forms and test results are available in the record, escortxe2x80x99s patient to exam room. Obtains and documents patient vital signs and chief complaint. Assists patients with gowning as necessary. Assists physician or provider with examinations or procedures. Processes specimens according to established protocols. Completes in-office as directed by physician/provider, e.g. EKG’s. injections, immunizations, vision tests, strep cultures, etc. Is able to demonstrate competency in performing these Maintains exam rooms to assure that equipment is in good working condition, supplies are available, room and contents are clean. Assures that room is safe for all ages of patients/visitors, e.g. sharps containers are stored in appropriate fashion. Assists physician/provider with completion of patient forms as requested by third parties, e.g. Workers comp, disability, etc. May be required to assist with copying of records for release of information requests. Assists physician and providers with prescription refill calls and patient call backs. Assists with managed care referral process, pre-authorization, and pre-certification processes. Schedules patient appointments with other physicians or ancillary testing departments at direction of physician. Arranges for inpatient admission to hospital. Assures that clinical work environment meets Joint Commission and other regulatory agency requirements. Works in conjunction with MPC Clinical Coordinator, and others to assure compliance. May be requested to assist with the medical record audit process. Documents patient phone calls and advice/treatment given in the patient medical record. Assists physician with keeping problem lists and medication lists up to date. May assist with medication, laboratory and radiology order entry (including ECGs) into the EHR if a credentialed Medical Assistant through an approved ICE NCCA provider. (If not credentialed at time of hire, must obtain certification within six months from the date of hire, and cannot perform this job duty until certification is obtained. Failure to obtain certification within the required timeframe will result in termination.) REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES Familiarity with common prescription drugs Ability to demonstrate competency in obtaining accurate vital signs and in the performance of in-office procedures Must participate in and be knowledgeable in mandatory safety education and environment of care, e.g. infection control, universal precautions, medical waste disposal, quality control and proficiency testing for office equipment, proper handling of specimens, electrical safety, sterilization techniques, etc. Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

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