White County Medical Assistant (MA, CMA, or RMA) in Newport, Arkansas
Education: High school graduation or equivalent required. Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant (MA) Program. Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) preferred. Training and Experience: Previous experiences as a medical assistant, registered, medical assistant, nursing assistant or other patient-related position desirable but not required. Job Knowledge: Ability to perform duties for direct and indirect patient care. Direct care duties include but are not limited to, monitoring the patient’s condition, including their vital signs, blood pressure, and temperature, reviewing patients chart for medical history and insuring that all information is documented completely and accurately, assisting with clinical tasks and procedures as needed, scheduling tests and phoning in prescriptions to pharmacy in an accurate and timely manner, etc. Indirect duties may include general housekeeping skills of clinical area, ordering and maintenance of supplies, completing insurance referrals, assisting in call backs, and assisting in all clerical functions necessary to maximize office efficiency. DESCRIPTION: Performs direct and indirect patient care duties under the guidance and direction of the Medical Doctor. Responsible for implementing components of the plan of care through the initiation/completion of procedures relating to basic human, mental, spiritual and social needs. Responsible for performing all medical assisting duties with optimum concern for the patient while keeping in compliance with required patient care practices. Responsible for making independent critical decisions, consulting with physician as needed. Will perform both direct and indirect patient care, including but not limited to providing both clinical tasks such as assisting with patient assessments, chart documentation, scheduling tests, retrieving medical supplies, obtaining insurance referrals, and triage when needed as well as non-clinical tasks such as answering phones, filing, stocking, cleaning, and helping in other departments as needed.