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Medical Assistant I

Burlington, Massachusetts

Job ID: JR1017 Date posted: 11/04/2022 Category: Technician Organization Facility: Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
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When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Regular

Scheduled Hours:

40

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Medical Assistant I - Endocrinology

Job Description:

Medical Assistant I - Endocrinology (Joan Mullarky)

Come to Work with A Smile!  Like you’re Co-Workers.  Generous Compensation, Start with 5 weeks combined Paid Time Off.  Career Growth and Professional Ladders.  Part-Time and Full-Time Opportunities.

As a Medical Assistant at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, you will assist with patient care and operational flow by performing clerical and clinical duties as needed.  Accountable for providing safe patient care by demonstrating organizational skills that maintain and coordinate safe delivery of quality care, you will:

•Participate in a competent plan of care that identifies patient problems, expected outcomes and addresses preventative measure

•Deliver care that is specific to the age of the patient

•Contribute information provided by the patient or family for assessment

•Evaluate outcomes of interventions within your scope and follow directions on a modified plan of care.

Some of what you might do on a daily basis is:

•Greet and transport/escort patients to exam rooms

•Ask patient for and document in HER complaint, symptoms, duration of symptom(s)

•Obtain history and review medications list

•Ask patient if they need any medication refills and queue refills in HER

•Document all drug and other allergies

•Document smoking history

•Take vital signs

•Alert provider when patient is ready

•Prepare special equipment if necessary

REQUIRED: Graduate of an Accredited Medical Assistant program or has obtained a Medical Assistant Certification (AAMA, CCMA, RMA, NCMA) If you have a high school diploma or equivalent and are a graduate of an accredited medical assistant program or have obtained a medical assistant certification (AAMA, CCMA, RMA, NCMA), you are an ideal candidate.  If you have a certificate, it must be maintained if you are not a graduate of an accredited MA program.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required, and: 1) graduate of and Accredited Medical Assistant program or 2) graduate of a Medical Assistant training program, plus a minimum of 5 years of MA experience and must have passed a Medical Assistant Certification Exam (AAMA, CCMA, RMA, NCMA).  Note: Those hired prior to May 2017 without a certification are grandfathered.

Licensure, Certification, Registration: Certification required if not a graduate of an accredited medical assistant program.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

Strong interpersonal and customer service skills required to communicate with patients, family members, physicians and other health care providers, as well as other colleagues.  Knowledge of medical terminology.  Must possess strong problem solving abilities and analytical skills to ensure patient’s needs are met.  Must possess basic computer skills to input and retrieve clinical information, as well as patient registration and appointment information.  Utilizes critical thinking and good judgement in performance of tasks.  Must possess good organizational skills and the ability to multitask and to prioritize daily assignments to ensure smooth work flow           

Experience:     No experience required

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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