The Medical Assistant (MA) is assigned duties and responsibilities related to patient care in a team-based ambulatory practice environment. The MA functions under the license of the provider when performing clinical and other patient care tasks. The MA must demonstrate competency in all skills related to the performance of patient care within their scope of practice and according to organizational policies, accrediting and licensing bodies.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Education: As of July 1, 2016, applicants must have graduated from an accredited Medical Assistant program with completion of 160 hours clinical experience acquired through an externship. Acceptable equivalent criteria minimum of 2 years' clinical experience in a multi-physician medical practice. Completes 10 CEUs of clinical education per calendar year.
License/Certifications: Certified Medical Assistant or Registered Medical Assistant credentialing preferred. Current BLS required.
Experience: See "Education." Minimum of 1 year within the same practice with minimum 20 hours or more per week.
Ability to excel in a team-based care environment.
Maintain personal and professional records that include evaluation and validation of clinical competence/proficiency, continuing education, and any certification or verification of special skill sets.
Skill in time management, problem solving, multitasking, prioritizing and medical care coordination.
Ability to maintain a professional manner.
Ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality.
Proficient computer skills and knowledge of the electronic medical record.
Knowledge of medical terminology and medical office procedures.
Employee must obtain a Successfully Achieves(SA) or above on performance evaluation.
Employee must not have any form of corrective action.
Committee membership at an organizational or practice level with attendance record of at least 50% of the meetings.
Involved in two special projects of initiatives as defined in the clinical ladder criteria document.
Maintains the role as an effective back up preceptor.
Submission of an annual SMART goal.
Committed to being the trusted source for quality care – and careers.
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