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Upper Chesapeake Health Medical Assistant in Bel Air, Maryland

The Medical Assistant (MA) is responsible for assisting physicians with patient care, performing appropriate procedures, and preparing rooms & equipment. The MA is also responsible for maintaining records, assisting with front-office activities as available, and interacting in a professional, friendly manner with patients & family members, physicians, staff, and visitors.

Education & Training: High school diploma or GED required. Graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant program and Certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants or other certifying bodies highly preferred. Prior experience will be taken into consideration in lieu of formal Medical Assistant education and certification. American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider required.

Work Orientation & Experience: 1 year experience in a medical office setting preferred.

Skills & Abilities: Good customer service skills. Work requires the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions generally acquired through a high school education and medical assistant programming. Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchair patients may be required. Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that are applicable to work performed. Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients. Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health and safety precautions applicable for work in a clinic setting. Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions. Age specific competencies. Daily clinic preparation process; registration, scheduling, charge posting, order entry. Able to document and communicate pertinent information. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and clinic staff.