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Medical Assistant - Surgical Specialties

Company: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Location: Strongsville
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Join Cleveland Clinic Hospital where research and surgery are advanced, technology is leading-edge, patient care is world-class, and caregivers are family. Cleveland Clinic earned the No. 1 hospital ranking in Ohio, the No. 4 hospital ranking in the country, and was ranked nationally in 13 specialties, according to the U.S. News & World Report. At Cleveland Clinic, you will work alongside passionate and dedicated caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation, and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world.As a Medical Assistant in our Internal Medicine Department, you will utilize your medical assisting skills to provide care to diverse populations of patients under the supervision of a physician or nurse. A Medical Assistant in this role is familiar with performing health screenings, collecting specimens, administering medication, updating health records, keeping medical supplies stocked, maintaining examination areas, and monitoring, recording, and communicating patients' conditions. Medical Assistants also perform a variety of administrative duties, such as appointment scheduling and patient registration, which offers a unique learning opportunity that will expand your skillset. This team of physicians and nurses are eager to teach and welcome new Medical Assistants to their team.The ideal candidate is someone who: - Demonstrates a strong work ethic.- Is eager to learn.- Thrives in a team environment.- Take initiative.- Acts in a professional, positive, and caring manner. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who seeks to enhance their medical assisting skills through learning opportunities and professional development. This opportunity also offers tuition reimbursement after one year of employment.Cleveland Clinic provides what matters most: career growth, delivering world-class care to our patients, continuous learning, exceptional benefits and working for an organization that offers many long-term career paths. Join us and experience a culture where opportunities to advance and the support to get there go hand-in-hand.Responsibilities:Assists with performing screening and treatments by gathering information related to health maintenance, collecting specimens, performing tests, and documenting patient care.Updates health maintenance at patient visit, accurately identifies medication changes and updates allergy information at each visit.Monitors and communicates changes in patient condition. Administers specific medications under direction of provider.Maintains equipment and medical supplies, including reordering, stocking, cleaning and troubleshooting.Maintains examination areas.Assists in pre-visit planning by updating the health maintenance tab.Performs administrative or clerical duties as assigned, including filing, reception, scheduling, data entry and patient registration.Other duties as assigned.Education:Must be a graduate from an approved Medical Assisting Program.(As designated by the Enterprise MA Steering Committee) Military training as a Hospital Corpsman (HM), Combat Medic (68W) or Medical Service Technician (4N0X1) will be considered.Current demonstrated clinical proficiency. Completion of a clinical externship.(Extensive clinical experience may be considered in lieu of formal clinical externship). MA Certification preferred.Certifications: Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) required within new hire period.Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.Work Experience:Successful completion of CC Externship preferred.Physical Requirements: Manual dexterity to operate office equipment.May require extended periods of standing, walking or sitting.Good visual acuity through normal or corrected vision.Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects.Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible.Note: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.Personal Protective Equipment:Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Strongsville , Medical Assistant - Surgical Specialties, Healthcare , Strongsville, Ohio

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