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MEDICAL ASSISTANT, CERTIFIED - North Duke Street - Gastroenterology

Company: Duke Nursing
Location: Durham
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

PDC: The Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) is the world-class, multi-specialty physician practice of Duke Health. The PDC's providers and staff work as a team to provide excellent patient care in more than 120 primary and specialty care clinics located throughout North Carolina. The PDC recruits the top physicians, clinicians and employees, and retains them by offering competitive salaries and benefits and a supportive work environment where passion and purpose connect. To learn more, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4Mq59-No-k--North Duke Street (Durham)--- Gastroenterology --General DescriptionPerform routine administrative and patient care supportive duties in a Health System medical practice to assist medical and/or nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients and ensure office runs smoothly.--Job Duties--Administrative duties may include but not limited to the following:--Answer telephones, Greet patients, Update and file patient medical records, Arrange for laboratory services, Perform other administrative duties as directed.--Clinic Duties may include but not limited to the following:--Assist medical and nursing staff in a variety of tasks including:--Taking medical histories and recording vital signs, Explaining treatment procedures to patients, --Preparing patients for examinations and procedures, Assisting the physician during the examination and procedures, Collect and prepare laboratory specimens, Perform basic laboratory tests on the premises Dispose of contaminated supplies--Sterilize medical instruments. Promote patient/family understanding of the educational content and his/her involvement in the plan of care, and document in patient record. Perform other clinical functions as delegated and supervised by the physician.--Specialty specific - Position supports the following Adult Multi-Specialty Services: Gastroenterology/Gyn-Community/MIGS (Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery/Lab/Integrated Pain and Wellness Program and Duke Family Medicine ----- Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician----- Prepare patients for tests and procedures.----- Remove sutures/ staples.----- Change sterile and non-sterile dressings.--- Obtain stool samples--- Chaperone MD in room during exam--- Vital signs and intake--- Stock rooms--- Set up and assist with procedures--- Specimen Collections: Pregnancy test, Urinalysis & C&S, pap smears, cultures--- Assist with Capsule Endoscopy set-up/consent, instructions & implement procedure-download returned study--- Obtain stool samples--- Schedule appointments for clinic visits and procedures (colonoscopies, endoscopies, all other GI procedures)--- Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician--- Prepare patients for tests and procedures--- Assist with Maestro in-basket management and Rx refill requests per protocol--- Open/Close Clinic----Lab Coverage--- Retrieve lab orders--- Blood draws--- Spin down specimen--- Separate specimen--- Gajema specimen for pick-up--- Open/close lab----Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesGood customer service skills.--Work requires the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions generally acquired through a high school education and medical assistant programming.--Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchair patients may be required.--Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that are applicable to work performed.--Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients.--Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health and safety precautions applicable for work in a clinic setting. Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions.--Age specific competencies.--Daily clinic preparation process; registration, scheduling, charge posting, order entry. Able to document and communicate pertinent information--Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and clinic staff--Typing skills--Medical terminology--Levels II and III -- Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively----Experience Requirements/PreferencesLevel I -- No experience required.--Level II - Must have at least 1 year of clinical experience as a Medical Assistant in a clinical setting.--Level III - Must have at least 3 years of clinical experience as a Medical Assistant in a clinical setting.--Note: 1 year of experience will be provided for an Associate degree in Medical Assisting.--General Ladder Statement: In addition to the education and experience noted, applicants must meet all requirements set forth in the Medical Assistant, Certified (CMA/RMA) Ladder Program document for Levels II and III.----Education Requirements/PreferencesLevel I - Graduation from accredited Medical Assistant Program strongly preferred. --High school or GED graduation required--Licensure/Certification RequirementsLevel I -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCCT or ARMA required. BLS required.--Minimum Qualifications----EducationLevel I -- Graduation from accredited Medical Assistant program strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation required.Level II -- Graduation from a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation required.Level III -- Graduation from a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation required.--Experience--Level I -- No experience required.Level II -- Must have at least 1 year of clinical experience as a Medical Assistant in a clinical setting.Level III -- Must have at least 3 years of clinical experience as a Medical Assistant in a clinical setting. Note: 1 year of experience will be provided for an Associate degree in Medical Assisting. General Ladder Statement: In addition to the education and experience noted, applicants must meet all requirements set forth inthe Medical Assistant, Certified (CMA/RMA) Ladder Program document for Levels II and III.--Degrees, Licensures, Certifications--Level I -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required.Level II -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required.Level III -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required.-- Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. -- Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. -- Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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