PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The Medical Assistant PPS has duties and responsibilities related to patient care in the ambulatory clinic environment. The incumbent displays responsible behaviors, communicates effectively to others and functions as a member of the healthcare team. The Medical Assistant PPS functions under the direct supervision and authority of the physician when performing clinical tasks during patient care. The incumbent maintains an inventory of examination/procedure room supplies, assists in the organization of efficient patient flow, and organizes the clinic environment to assure patient safety. The Medical Assistant PPS demonstrates problem-solving skills as they relate to patient care activities, provides guidance for and acts as a role model for other medical assistants in the clinical area.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
- The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- Must be able to lift/push/pull up to 50 lbs.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
- The work environment is a medical practice with a quiet to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to various medical equipment.
- High School Diploma required.
- Completion of an Accredited Medical Assistant training program, such as courses provided through community colleges and/or vocational schools.
- Current certification in CPR.
- Certified as a Medical Assistant by an approved National Examination Agency.
- Interpersonal and communication skills with patients, families, physicians and other health care team members in order to foster optimal quality of outpatient care.
- The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) strongly preferred.
- The National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) certification from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) strongly preferred.
- The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification from the National Healthcare Association (NHA) strongly preferred.
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
- 1 – 2 years’ related experience, preferably in a Nephrology practice setting.
- Ability to interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- General math skills.
- Intermediate computer skills and experience with electronic medical office systems such as electronic medical records, scheduling programs, switchboard, credit card machines, standard office equipment and any new technology that arises.
EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.