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Certified Medical Assistant

Charleston County

Charleston County

North Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2023

Provides a variety of general medical care assistance with patients and administrative support for the Medical Staff while working collaboratively within the department; performs directly related work as required.


Hiring Hourly Range: $18.22 - $19.34


Primarily this position will require the CMA to work day shift Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm and potential for rotating holidays.  


Continuation of employment in this position is contingent upon availability of funding from services, program and agency earnings.  



Duties and Responsibilities


Daily Duties (Not Inclusive, Illustrative Only):


  • Greet patients using excellent customer service skills
  • Answer telephones with enthusiasm and confidence
  • Prepares patients for their health care visit by directing and/or accompanying them to the examining room.
  • Maintaining patient areas so they are neat and presentable.
  • Problem solve unit and patient needs/problems with peers and or program administrator.
  • Schedule patient medical/psych/MAT appointments.
  • Make follow up calls post induction of medications.
  • Arrange Patient transfer to a higher level of care.
  • Counting medication (pills) brought in by patient to assess conformity to sig. and document.
  • Assist medical staff, nursing staff and counseling staff in a variety of patient-centered tasks.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education/Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Health Science and/or certification in Medical Assistant
  • One year of experience in patient care within a healthcare environment or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.
  • Must have successfully completed the requirements to obtain a certification in Medical Assistant by an accredited institution. 
  • Knowledge of assisting nurses, doctors and counselors based on the principles of the certification of a Medical Assistant.
  • Thorough knowledge of substance use and behavioral health disorders.
  • Thorough knowledge of laws, regulations, and pertaining to long-term care.
  • Skilled in communicating effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using technical and nontechnical language.
  • Skilled in operating general medical devices and interpreting subsequent readings. 
  • Skilled in operating a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks.
  • Must obtain and maintain CPR certification
  • Certification to process HIV and HCV Testing within a year of employment preferred.
  • A valid SC driver’s license or the ability to obtain one upon acceptance of the position