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Certified Medical Assistant

Req #: 10194
Category: Medical Assistant
Status: Full-Time
Shift: Day
Facility: Physician Enterprise Group
Bridgewater Medical Group, 766 Route 202-206 N. Suite 1, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Summary of Job Function

A Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) performs routine clinical and clerical tasks under the direction of a physician or other health practitioner. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs, medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, processing prescription refills, and assists with minor procedures as directed by a physician or health practitioner. The CMA acts as a practice ambassador contributing to overall patient experience, safety, and privacy. Section III: Job Qualifications/Education/Training/Certification/Licensure

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED, require o Medical Assistant Certification required or the ability and willingness to obtain certification from one of the following recognized organizations within 60 days of hire: NHA, NCCT, AMT, AAMA, NCMA, AMCA, NAHP. Job title will reflect Medical Assistant and will convert to Certified Medical Assistant upon proof of certification.
  • BLS Certification approved by AHA, required
  • At least 6 months of relevant experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the importance of patient satisfaction and safety
  • Ability to take vital signs and perform a patient assessment
  • Administration of medications as directed by physician or health practitioner
  • Phlebotomy and EKG, preferred
  • Proficient knowledge of medical terminology
  • Strong written and oral communication skills essential
  • Attention to accuracy and detail
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and work under pressure
  • Knowledge of electronic medical record (EMR) systems, preferred

Primary essential functions:

  • Performs clinical tasks such as blood draws, EKGs, hearing and vision screens, urinalysis, injections, vaccinations, and medication administration, treatments and minor surgeries as needed
  • Supports practice needs with clerical tasks such as answering phones, scheduling appointments, verifying insurance, collecting co-pays, preparing lab requests, and other clerical tasks as assigned
  • Communicates with insurance providers and handles pre-authorizations and certifications as necessary
  • Prepares rooms, arranges instruments and equipment, and ensures a neat and sanitary environment
  • Rooms patients, verifies patient information, confirms purpose of visit, obtains and records vitals and updates medical history
  • Communicates with patients and other providers per the instruction of the overseeing physician or health practitioner
  • Creates and maintains health record information, files and organizes as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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