MEDICAL ASSISTANT, CERTIFIED - STUDENT HEALTH
Company: Duke Nursing
Posted on: November 11, 2019
Duke University: Duke University was created in 1924 through an
indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded
as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in
Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the
Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best
places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000
students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate,
graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees,
Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and
it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.
Nature of Responsibilities: Perform a variety of administrat ive
and patient care supportive duties in Student Health. Assist
adminis trative, medical and/or nursing staff in the registration,
examination a nd treatment of patients, ensuring the office runs
smoothly. Specific Duties % of Effort 1. Register and process
appointment check-in and check-out in the electronic medical record
systems. Enter and/ or verify health insurance information and
collect payments as necessary . Check to ensure eligibility for
services. Schedule appointments for ne w and returning student
patients. 60% 2. Provide information to other clinics and
ancillary services. Provide routine information regarding Student
Health services and direct patients to assigned areas and other
locations upon request. 10% 3. Assist medical and nursing
staff in a variety of tasks including: Taking medical hist ories
and recording vital signs. Explaining treatment procedures to pati
ents and preparing patients for examinations and procedures.
Assisting the physician during the examination and procedures.
Collect and prepare laboratory specimens and 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 in volvement in the plan of
care, and document in patient record. Prepare and administer
medications as directed by a physician Authorize drug refills as
directed and telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy. Draw blood.
Prepare patients for x-rays, tests and procedures. Take
electrocardiograms. Remove sutures/ staples. Change sterile and
non-sterile dressings. Perform other clinical functions as
delegated and supervised by the physician. 25% 4. Perform
other related duties incidental t o the work described
herein. 5% Required Minimum Qualifications Experience in
college health or an ambulatory care setting is preferred. Work
requires the ability to understand and follow oral and written
instructions. Minimum Qualifications Education Graduation from a
Medical Assistant program accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation of Allied Health Education (CAAHEP)or the Accrediting
Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). High school or GED
graduation required. Certification by AAMA or AMT required.
Certification by AAMA preferred. Experience Experience in college
health or an ambulatory care setting is preferred. Degrees,
Licensures, Certifications Certification by AAMA or AMT required.
Certification by AAMA preferred. Duke University 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 essential job 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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