Duke Primary Care is the largest primary care network in the greater Triangle area with family medicine and internal medicine providers, and pediatricians in 34 locations throughout the Triangle.
Duke Nursing Highlights:
Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet(r) 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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MEDICAL ASSISTANT, CERTIFIED - DUKE PRIMARY CARE
The Medical Assistant, Certified functions as an integral member of theinterdisciplinary healthcare team in providing direct patient care. TheMedical Assistant, Certified perfo rmsroutine administrative and patientcare supportive duties in a Health System medical practice that assistmedical and/or nursing staff in the examination and treatment ofpatients and ensure the clinic/office runs s moothly.
Clinical responsibilities:The CMA takes medical histories and records vital signs, explainstreatment procedures to patients,and prepares patients for examinationsand procedu res.Patient care support responsibilities may include assisting the medi caland nursing staff during examination and procedures, collecting andpr eparing laboratory specimens, performing basic laboratory test in thecli nic/office, taking electrocardiograms, removing sutures/ staples,changin g sterile and non-sterile dressings, promoting patient/familyunderstandi ng of the educationalcontent and his/her involvement in theplan of care, anddocumenting in the patient record.Other clinical support responsibi lities include disposing ofcontaminated supplies, instrument processing, high level disinfectionand sterilization of medical instruments, teleph oning prescriptions to apharmacy, preparing and administering medication s as directed by aphysician, and authorizing drug refills as directed. P erforms otherclinicalfunctions as delegated and supervised by the physic ian.Administrative responsibilities:The CMA greets patients, answers tel ephones, schedules appointments toinclude arrive appointments in Maestro Care, checkout patients, andreferral scheduling; arranges for hospital a dmissions and laboratoryservices, updates and files patient medical reco rds, fills out insuranceforms, handles billing, bookkeeping to include r eceiving copays andcollections on account balances; correspondence, and ordering clinicalandclerical supplies and forms. Performs other administ rative duties asdirected.May be requested to be a liaison for clinic act ivities such as JointCommission and falls and/or participate in clinic c ommittees.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Good custo mer service skills.Work requires the ability to understand and follow or al and writteninstructions generally acquired through a high school educ ation andmedical assistant programming.Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcherand wheelchairpatients may be required.Working knowle dge of sterile techniques and special procedures that areapplicable to w ork performed.Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and special treatments to patients.Working knowled ge of sanitation,personal hygiene and basic health andsafety precautions applicable for work in a clinic setting. Workingknowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions.Age specific competencies.Dail y clinic preparation process; registration, scheduling, chargeposting, o rder entry. Ableto document and communicate pertinentinformationAbility to establish andmaintain effective working relationships withpatients an d clinic staffTyping skillsMedical terminologyLevels II and III -- Abili ty to independently seek out resources andwork collaboratively
Level I -- Graduation fromaccredited Medical Assistant program strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation 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) strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation 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) strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation 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 least 3 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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