​​Medical Assistant



​​Location: Lassen & Plumas Counties

Description: The medical assistant is an allied health professional that supports the work of physicians and other health professionals, usually in a clinical setting. Medical assistants can become certified through an accredited program usually offered through a junior or community college. Medical assistants work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. Medical assistants are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties. Medical assistants are instrumental in helping patients feel at ease in the physician’s office and often explain the physician's instructions. Medical assistants are essential members of the Patient-Centered Medical Home team and Professional Facilities Medical team. Many employers of allied health personnel prefer, or even insist, that their medical assistants are CMA (AAMA) certified. The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) offers certification to graduates of medical assisting programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Administrative Duties:

  • Using computer applications

  • Answering telephones

  • Greeting patients

  • Updating and filing patient medical records

  • Coding and filling out insurance forms

  • Scheduling appointments

  • Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services

  • Handling correspondence, billing, and bookkeeping


Clinical Duties:

  • Taking medical histories

  • Explaining treatment procedures to patients

  • Preparing patients for examination

  • Assisting the physician during exams

  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens

  • Performing basic laboratory tests

  • Instructing patients about medication and special diets

  • Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician

  • Authorizing prescription refills as directed

  • Drawing blood

  • Taking electrocardiograms

  • Removing sutures and changing dressings


Requirements
• High School and higher level education

• CMA (AAMA) Certification
• Ability to operate and utilize computer equipment and programs

• Ability to adhere to time and attendance policies
• Ability to carry out tasks in a professional manner and adhere to policies regarding professionalism and boundaries
• Must demonstrate a compassionate nature and possess strong people skills
• Ability to effectively elicit and provide information to and from appropriate individuals

• Adherence to the CA HIPAA laws.
• Computer proficiency required


Benefits:
• Competitive pay with weekly paychecks

* Medical benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 

Shifts Available: 
Week Day Shifts Available (Mon-Fri): Days

Lassen Plumas In-Home Health & Medical Staffing Services is a provider of In-Home Healthcare staff, and Medical Assistance related staffing. We do not staff LVN's, or RN's at this time. Our commitment to customer service will pave the way for many rewarding career opportunities in Lassen & Plumas Counties Healthcare Industry. Lassen Plumas In-Home Health & Medical Staffing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer as long as a person is able to do the job required.

Post Date: 3/12/2017

Recruiter's Name: Vicky Scott
Recruiter's Title: Owner
Recruiter's Email:  LassenPlumasInHomeHealth@gmail.com