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Medical Assistant Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

High Point, NC, United States
Job ID: 77740
Job Family: Patient Care Support
Specialty: Cardiac &Thoracic Surgery
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: Day
Remote Opportunity: No
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 35521085232048-Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery


Monday to Friday 
8am to 5pm

306 Westwood Ave 
st 505 
High Point NC 27262


Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma (or equivalent) plus graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant program.  
  • Associate Degree in Medical Assisting preferred.  
  • In addition, must have obtained certification (testing) as noted below.

Certifications Required:

Current Medical Assistant certification from one of the following is required: 

  • CMA from American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
  • CCMA from National Health career Association (NHA)
  • NCMA from National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
  • RMA from American Medical Technologists (AMT).   
  • NCMSMA from National Healthcare Worker’s Association (NHCWA) 
  • NRCMA from National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP) 
  • NRMA from National Registry of Medical Assistants (NRMA) 
  • RMA from American Allied Health

Must have American Heart Association BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) or American Red Cross required. 

Essential Functions

  • Complies with the Medical Center mission, vision, and values as well as the philosophy of the Department of Nursing and Service line standards in caring for patients.
  • Performs various clerical duties such as answering the phone, data entry, transcription, charge entry, and processing insurance forms. Maintains office supplies, facilities, and equipment.
  • Schedules new, return, and procedure appointments applicable to the specific clinic setting. May also include scheduling hospital admissions and/or surgery cases.
  • Assists medical staff with preparation, examination, and procedure to include performing patient history interview/screening to obtain personal data and chief complaint, documentation for records, and vital signs. Performs telephone and in-person screenings.
  • Sets up, cleans, restocks, and prepares examination rooms. Prepares equipment, autoclave, sterilizer, and maintain treatment areas.
  • Collects and processes specimens for diagnostic testing according to policy.
  • Performs screening tests such as EKGs, hearing tests, vision tests and pulmonary testing (peak flow and pulse oximetry).
  • Prepares and administers oral and parenteral medications and vaccines as directed by the physician. May call or e-prescribe prescriptions as directed. Maintains medication and immunization records.
  • Complies with Medical Center Infection Prevention policies to manage infectious materials using aseptic techniques, sanitization, chemical disinfection, surgical asepsis, and correct handling of biohazardous materials.
  • Documents all patient care delivered in the medical record according to medical center policy.
  • Performs and maintains competency for point of care testing as assigned, ensuring compliance with WFBH Point of Care policies and with applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Performs other related duties incidental to work described herein.