Certified Medical Assistant - Cancer Center Outpatient Brain Tumor (3K SIGN ON BONUS)
Company: Duke University Health System
Location: Cedar Grove
Posted on: January 16, 2022
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Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic
and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma
center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an
endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine
operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional
radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital
admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in
fiscal year 2017.
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Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
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In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive,
geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that
include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty
clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
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Occ Summary The Medical Assistant, Certified functions as
integral member of theinterdisciplinary healt hcare team in
providing direct patient care. TheMedical Assistant, Certi fied
performs routine administrative and patientcare supportive duties i
n a Health System medical practice that assistmedical and/or
nursing sta ff in the examination and treatment ofpatients and
ensure the clinic/off ice runs smoothly.
Work Performed Clinical responsibi lities:The CMA takes medical
histories and records vital signs, explains treatment procedures to
patients, and prepares patients for examinations and
procedures.Patient caresupport responsibilities may include
assistin g the medicaland nursing staff during examination and
procedures, collec ting andpreparing laboratory specimens,
performing basic laboratory test in theclinic/office, taking
electrocardiograms, removing sutures/ stapl es,changing sterile and
non-sterile dressings, promoting patient/familyu nderstanding of
the educational content and his/her involvement in thepl an of
care, and documenting in the patient record.Other clinical support
responsibilities includedisposing ofcontaminated supplies,
instrument p rocessing, high level disinfectionand sterilization of
medical instrumen ts, telephoning prescriptions to apharmacy,
preparing and administering medications as directed by aphysician,
and authorizing drug refills as d irected. Performs otherclinical
functions as delegated and supervised bythe
physician.Administrative responsibilities:The CMA greets patients,
answers telephones, schedules appointments toinclude arrive
appointments in MaestroCare, checkoutpatients, andreferral
scheduling; arranges for hospital admissions andlaboratoryservices,
updates and files patient med ical records, fills
outinsuranceforms, handles billing, bookkeeping to i nclude
receiving copays andcollections on account balances; corresponden
ce, and ordering clinicaland clerical supplies and forms. Performs
other administrative dutiesasdirected.May be requested to be a
liaisonfor cl inic activities suchas JointCommission and falls
and/or participate in c linic committees.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Goo d customer service skills.Work
requires the ability to understand and fo llow oral and
writteninstructions generally acquired through a high scho ol
education andmedical assistant programming.Heavy lifting and the
abil ity to transport stretcher and wheelchairpatients may be
required.Workin g knowledge of sterile techniques and special
procedures that areapplica ble to work performed.Working knowledge
of procedures and techniques inv olved in administeringroutine and
special treatments to patients.Working knowledge of sanitation,
personal hygiene and basic health andsafety pr ecautions
applicablefor work in a clinic setting. Workingknowledge of in
fection control procedures and safety precautions.Age specific
competenc ies.Daily clinic preparation process; registration,
scheduling, chargepo sting, order entry.Able to document and
communicate pertinentinformation Ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships withpa tients and clinicstaffTyping
skillsMedical terminologyLevels II and III -- Ability to
independently seek out resources andwork collaboratively
Education Level 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
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
allrequirements set forth in the 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.
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to providing employment opportunity without regard to an
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