NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.
About the Job
Location: 1725 New Hanover Medical Park Drive, Wilmington, NC
Department: Physician Specs General Surger
Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 1.0
Work Type: 64 to 80 Hours Pay Period
Work Schedule: STD HRS - Generally between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No
What You'll Do
The Medical Assistant provides direct patient care under the delegating authority of the physician or mid-level provider with supervision from the RN and/or LPN, following prescribed policies, procedures, and protocols. Provides care to patients across the life span as defined by the individual practice. Responsibilities include assisting physicians, mid-level providers and nurses in the provision of patient care as well as providing non-clinical support for the practice. Collects and communicates patient information. Performs a variety of patient care tasks as assigned.
1. Demonstrates the standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication and compassion) and uses required service excellence tools to support a positive patient experience. 2. Actively participates in departmental decision making and performance improvement initiatives to improve care, processes and outcomes. 3. Under the supervision of registered nurse and LPN, uses critical thinking and problem-solving skills to provide direct patient care tasks as defined by the practice. 4. Assists physicians, physician extenders and nursing staff in the provision of patient care. 5. Provides supportive services for patients which may include scheduling patient appointments/ tests/ procedures, processing specimens, communicating with patients before and after the visit and processing prescription refill requests. 6. Processes patient referrals, assuring that authorizations are obtained, appointments are made, and documentation of referral care is finalized. 7. Works with providers and nursing staff on the review of test results, communicating recommendations for follow up to patients and tracking patient compliance. 8. Communicates patient care needs to members of the health care team. 9. Participates in maintaining compliance with regulatory standards and inventory management by maintaining clinical space and organizing, stocking and cleaning examination rooms, equipment and supply cabinets. 10. Performs moderate or waived point of care testing per CLIA guidelines. 11. Demonstrates accountability for ongoing learning & completion of required annual education/competencies. 12. Accurately documents patient care activities in the medical record within the prescribed timeframe. 13. Organizes and performs work effectively and efficiently. 14. Maintains and adjusts schedule to enhance team performance. 15. Performs other duties as assigned to meet the needs/goals of the department and the medical center.
* Certified Medical Assistant
* High School diploma or GED required
1. Education: High School diploma or GED required. Medical Assistant curriculum must include pharmacology and medication administration. A fully online medical assistant program for the entire curriculum is not approved. Certification/registry must be obtained by the last day of the six month of hire, and education agreement signed. Medical Assistants hired before 10/1/19 are exempt from the accreditation requirement. 2. Licensure/Certification: Recognition by a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) entity required. The approved recognition & entities are: CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) – American Association of Medical Assistants RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) – American Medical Technologists CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant) – National Healthcare Association NCMA (National Certified Medical Assistant) – National Center for Competency Testing Medical Assistants with recognition from one of these entities must maintain active status in one of the four options. Medical Assistants registered through the American Registry of Medical Assistants hired before 10/1/19 are exempt from this requirement. American Heart Association BCLS training is required. 3. Experience: 1-year clinical experience in an outpatient or physician office setting preferred.
This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the location of the job, duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will.
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