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Certified Medical Assistant

Charleston County

Charleston County

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

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.  

OPEN UNTIL FILLED – APPLICATION REVIEW BEGINS IMMEDIATELY

 

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