Medical Assistant Apprentice

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Description: JOB DESCRIPTION: The Medical Assistant – Apprentice works under the direction of a Medical Assistant mentor for on- the-job training to provide basic clinical, clerical, and technical support to assist providers in planning for patientsxc3x82xc2xbf care, comfort, and safety. The Medical Assistant – Apprentice performs in a manner consistent Emory Healthcarexc3x82xc2xbfs mission, policies, and initiatives while always maintaining patient confidentiality. The Apprentice will always function under the direct supervision of the Certified Medical Assistant 1. Engages in opportunities presented to learn tasks related to the medical assistant role. 2. Works closely with medical assistant mentors to develop skills and proficiency in medical assisting tasks. 3. Prepares instruments, equipment and materials needed for patient care; keeps exam room aseptic, neat and supplied. 4. Obtains and documents complete patient data in a timely and accurate manner. 5. Prepares patients for exams and assists provider with exams/tests/procedures as needed. 6. Instructs patients in preparation for specific procedures and tests when appropriate. 7. Performs basic procedures as ordered by provider and within scope of practice. 8. Processes providerxc3x82xc2xbfs orders, prepares appropriate forms, and schedules appointments and services. Arranges for hospital admission when indicated. 9. Ensures that charges are submitted in a timely manner. 10. Assists the provider with obtaining test results. 11. Proficiently uses computer applications as required for patient care. 12. Processes prescriptions as directed. 13. Communicates with patients regarding their concerns, collects information, and relays this information professionally and efficiently to the provider. 14. Regular attendance is required to carry out the essential functions of the position. 15. Reviews and meets ongoing competency requirements of the role to maintain the skills, knowledge and abilities to perform, within scope, role specific functions. 16. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or equivalent. Active enrollment and good standing in a CAAHEP Accredited Program with pending graduation and passing of certification exam with 6 months of hire. Certification as one of the following is required: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from the American Medical Technologists (AMT), Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) from the National Healthcare Association (NHA), or National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) from National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Preferred certification is the CMA or RMA. Completion of a Medical Terminology course preferred. Graduate of a vocational technical Health Unit Coordinator Program, Medical Office Specialist, or Medical Secretary preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Keyboard, computer, and telephone proficiency. The following licensure(s), certification(s), registration(s), etc., are required for this position. Licenses with restrictions are subject to review to determine if restrictions are substantially related to the position. Minimum Required: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) within three months of hire. Preferred/Optional: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) at time of hire.

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