Certified Medical Assistant - Gastroenterology - Full Time, Days, Bonus.

Assists provider in the administration of patient care in assigned clinical areas by assisting with patient examinations, procedures, diagnostic studies, treatment, and dressing changes and performs general administrative duties all in accordance with The Joint Commission, CLIA, NCQA and government standards, as well as company policies and procedures. * Employees are expected to become certified within 6 months, unless hired prior to 2012.


Under the direct supervision of the Practice Manager and the clinical guidance of the providers, and within established policies and procedures, the incumbent performs the following essential functions:

1. Reviews charts prior to patients' scheduled appointment to assure that all requested lab work and diagnostic procedures have been completed and that reports have been returned and are accessible to the provider.

2. Obtains and records patient vital signs, height, weight and reason for visit. Reviews risk assessment questions as appropriate. Updates preventative care flow sheet, allergies and medications. Verifies patient pharmacy, preferred lab and advance directives.

3. Directs patients to examination rooms; assists in preparing patients for examination; assists patients in undressing, dressing and getting on and off of the examination table. Notifies provider of patient's arrival and readiness for their examination.

4. Schedules appointments, x-rays and labs. Pre certifies prescriptions for patients. Takes care of the dictation for the provider to which they are assigned.

5. Interacts and communicates professionally with co-workers.

6. Takes messages and assists provider with return phone calls to patients and pharmacies.

7. Processes prescriptions with provider approval.

8. Secures patient signature on consent forms for immunizations and invasive procedures.

9. Acts as liaison between provider and other departments, agencies and pharmaceutical representatives.

10. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times, in accordance with HIPAA.

11. Coordinates information with external laboratory.

12. Maintains quality control for all medications and supplies.

13. Keeps nursing area and exam rooms stocked, clean and orderly.

14. Maintains stock of health information pamphlets; provides pamphlets to patients. Directs patients to proper sources of information.

15. Adheres to all policies and procedures.

16. Performs all similar or related duties as assigned or requested.


• Generally Monday through Friday, days. Occasional requirements to work evenings or weekends depending on the schedule of the practice to which the employee is assigned.


• Graduate of an approved Medical Assistant program.

• CMA (Certified Medical Assistant)


• One year related work experience in a medical office.


• Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required through American Heart Association.

• CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) - required within 6 months from hire, if hired after 2012.