Singing River Health System
The Medical Assistant (Non-Certified) works under the supervision of the Physician responsible for patient care management, assisting in providing patient care in a caring and professional manner; and assists front office personnel as directed by the Office/Practice Manager. The Medical Assistant must have knowledge of medical practice and care to assist in giving patient care, have knowledge of examination, diagnostic, and treatment room procedures, knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care and knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment, including proper handling of biohazardous/infectious waste.
The Medical Assistant must employ professional telephone and interpersonal techniques; must recognize and respond effectively to verbal, nonverbal, and written communications; and must be able to utilize and apply medical terminology appropriately. The Medical Assistant must be able to receive, organize, prioritize, store, and maintain transmittable information utilizing electronic technology. He/she must be able to establish, organize, and maintain patient medical records; document patient communication and clinical treatments accurately and appropriately; and must be able to comply with established risk management and safety procedures.
High School graduate or equivalent required. Graduate from a Medical Assistant program accredited by either the ABHES (the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools) or CAAHEP (the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs).
Obtain certification from the Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) preferred. Obtain and maintain BCLS certification.
Minimum of one (1) year experience is preferred.
Requires full range of body motion, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Walks, stands, turns, bends, stoops, lifts, climbs and uses many physical motions in performing daily activities. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and engage in a great deal of walking without experience undue fatigue. Must be able to function under stress; potential exposure to communicable disease, toxic or bi-hazardous substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment. Require normal vision, hearing and communication/speaking skills to receive and give information.