Certified Medical Assistant-Triangle Family Practice-Durham, NC
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 188608
Duke Primary Care
Duke Primary Care Duke Primary Care is a broad network of community-based clinics that offer family medicine, internal medicine, pediatric, and urgent care services. With 400 providers in nearly 50 locations, Duke Primary Care is the largest primary care network in the greater Triangle. Our network saw more than 750,000 patient encounters in fiscal year 2021.
Our Duke Primary Care clinics provide personalized care for adults and children, from sick visits to preventive care, health screenings to immunizations, and annual exams to chronic disease management. Select primary care clinics also provide behavioral health, diabetes education, pharmacy, and other population health services. Duke Primary Care clinics are accredited and designated a Primary Care Medical Home by The Joint Commission.
Our Duke Urgent Care centers offer evaluation and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries 12 hours a day, seven days a week when a patientâ€™s primary care provider is not available. Services also include certain physical exams and vaccinations. A pediatric specialist is available at select locations. Patients can walk in to one of our nine urgent care centers located throughout the greater Triangle or can schedule a virtual visit to receive care from the comfort of home.
Duke Nursing Highlights:
Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses.
Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
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Certified Medical Assistant
The Medical Assistant, Certified functions as an integral member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in providing direct patient care. The Medical Assistant certified performs routine administrative and patient care supportive duties in a Health System Medical practice that assists medical and/or nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients and ensures the clinic/office runs smoothly.
Clinical responsibilities: The CMA takes med ictal histories and records vital signs, explains treatment procedures to patients, and prepares patients for examinations and procedures. Patient care support responsibilities may include assisting the medical and nursing staff during examination and procedures, collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, performing basic laboratory tests in the clinic/office, taking electrocardiograms, removing sutures/ staples, changing sterile and non-sterile dressings, promoting patient/family understanding of the educational content and his/her involvement in the plan of care, and document ng in the patient record. Other clinical support responsibilities include disposing of contaminated supplies, instrument processing, high-level disinfection and sterilization of medical instruments, telephoning prescriptions to a pharmacy, preparing and administering medications as directed by the physician, and authorizing drug refills as directed. Performs other clinical functions as delegated and supervised by the physician. Administrative responsibilities: The CMA greets patients, answers telephones, schedules appointments to include arrival appointments in Maestro Care, checks out patients, and referral scheduling; arranges for hospital admissions and laboratory services, updates and files patient medical records, fills out forms, handles billing, bookkeeping to include receiving copays and collections on account balances; correspondence, and ordering clinical d clerical supplies and forms. Performs other administrative duties as directed. May be requested to be a liaison for clinic activities such as Join commission and falls and/or participate in clinic committees.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Good customer service skills. Work requires the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions generally acquired through a high school education and medical assistant programming. Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchair patients may be required. Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that are applicable to work performed. Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients. Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene, and basic health and safety precautions applicable for work in a clinic setting. Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions. Age-specific competencies. Daily clinic preparation process; registration, scheduling, charge posting, order entry. Able to document and communicate pertinent information ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and clinical staff. Typing skill. Medical terminology levels II and III -- Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
Level I -- Graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant program is strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation is required.
Level II -- Graduation from a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) is strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation is required.
Level III -- Graduation from a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) is strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation is required.
Level I -- No experience required.
Level II -- Must have at least 1 year of clinical experience as a Medical Assistant in a clinical setting.
Level III -- Must have at least3 years of clinical experience as a Medical Assistant in a clinical setting. Note: 1 year of experience will be provided for an Associate degree in Medical Assisting. General Ladder Statement: In addition to the education and experience noted, applicants must meet all requirements set forth in the Medical Assistant, Certified (CMA/RMA) Ladder Program document for Levels II and III.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Level I -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required.
Level II -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required.
Level III -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required.
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