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Medical Assistant

Company: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Within the department Otolaryngology , at the Bethesda Clinic-in Bethesda Maryland, we are seeking a CO Medical Assistant who will be participate in the care of the patient under the direct supervision of the Physician and in collaboration with the healthcare team.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collect patient information and assessment data.

  • Obtain and record patient's vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight and height.

  • Report assessment findings to practitioner and records on appropriate documentation forms in a timely manner.

  • Perform chart review prior to clinic visit to obtain historical data.

  • Monitor patient status recognizing and reporting abnormal findings or changes in condition.

  • Organize patient care activities based on assessment findings.

  • Maintain and use principles of aseptic techniques and infection control when performing clinical duties and tasks.

  • Under clinical supervision, perform delegated procedures common to the specialty area in a safe, effective, and efficient manner according to Clinical Practice Policy and Procedures.

  • Assist practitioner in identified patient procedures/treatments/examinations, (preparation, positioning, supplies, equipment).

  • Proactively problem-solve and identify solutions to barriers to safety.

  • Appropriately obtain and manage specimens including labeling, form completion, transport to laboratories, and log maintenance.

  • Recognize emergency situations and implement emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines.

  • Administer first aid, CPR, and maintain emergency equipment and supplies.

  • Provide appropriate patient education, health information materials and community resources list as directed; maintain educational supplies.

  • Identify patient's need for additional information and refer to appropriate healthcare resources.

  • Complete all relevant tasks in-regards-to prescription refills; fax pharmacies, follow up with patient and pharmacies.

  • Perform other duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High School diploma or GED required

    • Certification/Registration as a Medical Assistant (e.g. CMA, AAMA, RMA, AMT, NAHP) required. If not currently certified/registered, must become certified/ registered within 180 days (6 months) of date of hire. Exam fees will be paid by the department. If a retest is required, associated fees are paid by the employee

    • Current CPR certification by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross required

    • Must maintain MA and CPR certification/registration during duration of employment in this position

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Knowledge of EPIC is helpful.

        Classified Title: Medical Assistant
        Working Title: CO Medical Assistant
        Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB
        Starting Salary Range: $20.00 - $22.00/ hour - Commensurate with experience
        Employee group: Full Time
        Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00-4:30
        Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
        Location: ---------------------JH at Bethesda
        Department name: ---------------------SOM Oto Clinic
        Personnel area: School of Medicine
        Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
        *JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
        **Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
        The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.
        The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion ( .
        Equal Opportunity Employer
        All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
        EEO is the Law
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        Accommodation Information
        If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit .
        Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit .
        The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
        The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
        Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.
        Equal Opportunity Employer:
        Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

Keywords: Johns Hopkins University, Bethesda , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Bethesda, Maryland

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