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Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)/Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)

Posted on: August 3, 2020

Website Brown Clinic, PLLP

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The Medical Assistant assists patients to examining rooms, takes vital signs, administers medications, and documents information.  The position sets up and assists with lacerated patients, dresses wounds, takes cultures, and assists in cleaning and stocking rooms with supplies.

Typical physical demands: Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.  Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.  Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds.  Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.  Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.  Requires exposure to communicable diseases and/or bodily fluids.

Typical working conditions: Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: (This list may not include all of the duties assigned.)

1.      Performs responsibilities in a manner that is attentive to the developmental and chronological age of the patient population, and in coordination with the Director of Patient Care, assures policies, practices and procedures are followed.

2.      Assists patients to examining rooms, takes vital signs, administers medications, and documents all pertinent information.

3.      May perform nebulizer treatments, may give first time dose of medication, may reconstitute medication or vaccination.

4.      May NOT administer anything from a locked box or sign off on narcotic counts, may not do any counseling or teaching to a patient ( may, however, repeat to the patient instruction from the provider), may not calculate medication ( may, however, clarify order. Example: give 80 mg depo-medrol, ask provider “ do you mean give 1 cc of depomedrol”)

5.      Orders lab work and tracks medical record charts via computer operations.  Provides lab results to physicians.

6.      Assists Physician with minor procedures, re-excisions and lacerated patients; cleans wounds, sets up suture trays, prepares local anesthetic and dresses laceration.

7.      Responds to patient’s problems and complaints per department protocol.

8.      Cleans exam rooms and stocks rooms with supplies.

9.      Greets and assists patients and visitors; verifies patient’s birthdate, name address, and phone number.  Answers telephones (identifying self as a medical assistant), screen calls, transfers calls, and takes messages for department staff.

10.  Schedules or reschedules patients and procedures for all providers, ancillary and outreach services utilizing computer menu driven software.  Provides appointment cards for departing patients.

11.  Provides instruction sheets to patients explaining procedures and tests, and gives prescribed prep kits.

12.  Performs related duties such as positioning patients, removing stitches, filling syringes with saline, answering telephones, scheduling patient appointments in computer system, and calling prescriptions into various pharmacies.

The aforementioned statements reflect the general duties that are necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.


Graduate from an accredited Vocational School for Medical Office Assistants.  Certified Current CPR Certification is preferred.

Valid registration with the South Dakota Board of Medical Examiners is required prior to employment.

Valid Certification through the AAMA – American Association of Medical Assistants or the RMA – Registered Medical Assistant through American Medical Technologists.

Prior Medical Assistant work experience is preferred.

Effective oral and written communication skills, medical terminology, knowledge of sterile fields, medications and general office operations, and basic computer ability.

Respect for and ability to follow Clinic’s Confidentiality Policy.

Annual skills competency training will be mandatory.

PHYSICAL EFFORT:   Requires full range of body motion including the ability to stoop, kneel, reach, stand and walk for extensive periods of time; push, pull and grasp items, finger dexterity, eye/hand coordination, and the ability to lift or assist in lifting patients weighing in excess of 100 pounds using proper body mechanics.  Requires corrected vision (including depth perception), and hearing to normal range.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a clinic setting.  This position has extensive personal and telephone contact with patients, staff, and physicians.

This position has been evaluated as a Level I in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA definition of Occupational Exposure to bloodborne pathogens), and Hazardous Communication regulations.

Level I: Positions in this category require the performance of tasks which involve exposure to blood, potentially infectious body fluids, and chemical or hazardous waste.

Federal law obligates us to provide reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of employees, unless to do so would pose an undue hardship.  Please let us know if you need an accommodation to perform any essential elements of this position.

This Job Description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed.  It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills and responsibilities required of personnel so classified.

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