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Medical Assistant - Duke Cancer Center Radiation Oncology Durham, NC
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 122852
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Duke Nursing Highlights:
Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet® organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognizedeach year as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses.
Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
The Medical Assistant, Certified functions as anintegral member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in providing direct patient care. The Medical Assistant, Certified performs routine a dministrative and patient care supportive duties in a Health System medi cal practice that assist medical and/or nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients and ensure the clinic/office runs smoothly. p>
Clinical responsibilities:The CMA takes medical histories and records vital signs, explains treatment procedure sto patients, and prepares patients for examinations and procedures.Pati ent care support responsibilities may include assisting the medical and nursing staff during examination and procedures, collecting and preparin glaboratory specimens, performing basic laboratory test in the clinic/of fice, taking electrocardiograms, removing sutures/ staples,changing ster ile and non-sterile dressings, promoting patient/family understanding of the educational content and his/her involvement in the plan of care, and documenting in the patient record.Other clinical support responsibiliti es includedisposing of contaminated supplies, instrument processing, hig h level disinfection and sterilizationof medical instruments, telephoni ng prescriptions to a pharmacy, preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician, and authorizing drug refills as directed.Per forms other clinical functions as delegated and supervised by the physic ian. Administrative responsibilities: The CMA greets patients, answers t elephones, schedules appointments to include arrive appointments in Maes troCare, checkout patients, and referral scheduling; arranges for hospit al admissions and laboratory services,updates and files patient medical records, fills out insurance forms, handles billing, bookkeeping toincl ude receiving co-pays and collections on account balances; correspondenc e, and ordering clinical and clerical supplies and forms. Performs other administrative duties as directed.May be requested to be a liaisonfor c linic activities such as Joint Commission and falls and/or participate i n clinic committees.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Good customer service skills.Work requires the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions generally acquired through ahigh s chool education and medical assistant programming.Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchair patients may be required.W orking knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that are a pplicable to work performed. Working knowledge of procedures andtechniqu es involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients. Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health and s afety precautions applicable for work in a clinic setting. Working knowl edge of infection control procedures and safety precautions. Agespecific competencies. Daily clinic preparation process; registration,scheduling , charge-posting, order entry. Able to document and communicate pertinen t information. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relat ionships with patients and clinic staff.Typing skills; Medicalterminolog y; Levels II and III -- Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
Level I -- Graduation from accredited Medical Assistant program strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation required. Level II -- Graduation from a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation required. Level III -- Graduation from a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) strongly preferred. High school or GED graduation required.
Level I -- No experience required. Level II -- Must have at least 1 year of clinical experience as a Medical Assistant in a clinicalsetting. Level III -- Must have at least 3 years of clinical experience as a Medical Assistant in a clinical setting. Note: 1 year of experience will be provided for an Associate degree in Medical Assisting. General Ladder Statement: In addition to theeducation and experience noted, applicants must meet all requirements set forth in the Medical Assistant, Certified (CMA/RMA) Ladder Program document for Levels II and III.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Level I -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required. Level II -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required. Level III -- Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required.
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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.