Medical Assistant Job Responsibilities:

· Helps patients by providing information, services, and assistance.

· Maintains medical supplies inventory and performing preventive maintenance to keep medical equipment operating.

· Verifies patient information by interviewing patient, recording medical history, and confirming the purpose of the visit.

· Prepares patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature; and reporting patient history summary.

· Saves doctors’ time by helping with office procedures.

· Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; and keeping patient information confidential.

· Counsel patients by transmitting physician’s orders and questions about surgery.

· Schedules surgeries by making arrangements with the surgical center; verifying times with patients; and preparing charts and pre-admission and consent forms.

· Maintains a safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations.

· Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock, placing orders, and verifying receipt.

· Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, performing preventive maintenance, and calling for repairs.

· Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and reading professional publications.

· Serves and protects the practice by adhering to professional standards; facility policies and procedures; and federal, state, and local requirements.

· Enhances practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests, and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.


Medical Assistant Qualifications/Skills:

· Supply management

· Verbal communication

· Infection control

· Creating a safe, effective environment

· Organization

· Scheduling

· Professionalism

· Customer focus

· Confidentiality

· Bedside manner

· Medical teamwork


Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

· Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

· Bachelor’s degree preferred

· 3+ years in a medical office

· Experience with EMR (electronic medical records), medical terminology

· Previous experience in specific medical field preferred

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