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Certified Medical Assistant

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Lutherville, Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 20, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.

The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics is seeking aCertified Medical Assistant who will have duties and responsibilities related to patient care in the ambulatory clinic environment. The individual displays responsible behaviors, communicates effectively with others, and functions as a member of the healthcare team. The MA functions under the direct supervision and authority of the physician when performing clinical tasks during patient care. The MA reports to the nurse manager, who is responsible for administrative supervision, staff development, and orientation of the MA to the area’s policies and procedures. The MA must demonstrate competency in all skills related to the performance of patient care. The MA maintains inventory of examination/procedure room supplies, assists in the organization of efficient patient flow, and organizes the clinic environment to assure patient safety. The MA

demonstrates problem-solving skills as they relate to patient care activities, provides guidance for and acts as a role model for Medical Assistants in the clinical area.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities


Clinical

  • Participates in the care of the patient, under direct supervision of a physician or mid-level.

provider, and in collaboration with the healthcare team.

  • Collects patient information and assessment data.
  • Obtains and records patient’s vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure,

weight and height.

  • Reports assessment findings to practitioner and records on appropriate documentation forms in

a timely manner.

  • Obtains additional data from patient and significant other based on initial data collection.
  • Performs chart review prior to clinic visit to obtain historical data, including any previous

ultrasounds, labs, etc.

  • Monitors patient status, recognizing and reporting abnormal findings or changes in condition.
  • Organizes patient care activities based on assessment findings.
  • Confirms and clarifies written orders prior to implementation of delegated tasks.
  • Maintains and uses principles of aseptic techniques and infection control when performing

clinical duties and tasks.

  • Under clinical supervision, performs delegated procedures (including injections) common to

specialty area in a safe, effective, and efficient manner according to Clinical Practice Policy and

Procedures.

  • Assists practitioner in identified patient procedures/treatments/examinations (preparation,

positioning, supplies, equipment).

  • Proactively problem-solves and identifies solutions to barriers to safety. Appropriately obtains

and manages specimens, including: labeling, form completion, transport to laboratories, and

log maintenance.

  • Performs quality control for waived testing. Acts as a “trainer” for waived testing, and

coordinates activities related to proficiency. Recognizes emergency situations and implements

emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines.

  • Notifies physician first, then administers first aid, CPR, and maintains emergency equipment

and supplies as needed.

  • Provides appropriate patient education, health information materials, and community resource

lists as directed, and maintains educational supplies.

  • Identifies patient’s need for additional information, and refers to appropriate healthcare

resources.

  • Occasional coverage of other offsite JHH/JHU Gyn/Ob clinic locations remotely or by traveling

to location. Must have transportation.


Unit Operations

  • In close partnership with the healthcare team, assures smooth and efficient patient flow and

clinical operation.

  • Maintains computer log of pending studies, including lab, radiology, and other ordered tests.
  • Obtains lab/test results for review by provider.
  • Mails letters to patients notifying them of their results.
  • For consultations, sends copy of consultation letter, patient records and pertinent labs/study

results to referring physicians in a timely fashion.

  • Assists patients to and from exam room and prepares patients for examination.
  • Assists patients in wheelchairs and stretchers, with transfers to and from exam tables,

procedure tables, and scales, utilizing proper body mechanics and safety measures.

  • Identifies patients with special needs.
  • Orders, stocks, and maintains exam rooms and clinic areas with standard levels of supplies,

medications, linens, nourishments, forms, and equipment.

  • Recognizes patient care trends affecting unit supplies and notifies clinic manager.
  • Operates clinical equipment according to equipment procedures including safety and quality

control checks.

  • Checks clinic area and rooms for malfunctioning equipment and general maintenance problems

on a regular basis.

  • Reports findings to appropriate person or arranges for repairs as required.
  • Ensures that soiled linen, needle containers, and potentially infectious waste are appropriately

disposed and removed from the clinic and exam area according to the infection control

guidelines.

  • Performs related and delegated tasks, which includes request for prescription refills, taking and

relaying messages, directing patient flow, and running errands.

  • Works with healthcare team to assure smooth and efficient patient flow and clinical operation.
  • Problem solves obstacles to throughput process and notifies manager and patients of wait

time.

  • Maintains cleaning and sterilization of office and exam equipment.


Responsibility in MA Role

  • Identifies self-learning needs related to job description and seeks out appropriate resources to

meet learning needs.

  • Acts as a resource and preceptor for other MA’s.
  • Participates in staff meetings by providing constructive input and facilitating problem-solving.
  • Identifies opportunities for performance improvement and provides input for the development

of solutions.

  • Identifies and uses a variety of resources to validate patient care decisions.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care or service based on physical,

psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients

served in his/her assigned service area.



Minimum Qualifications
  • High School diploma or graduation equivalent.
  • Experience using EPIC preferred.
  • 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
  • Certification as a Medical Assistant (AAMA, RMA, NCCA) strongly preferred.

Classified Title: Medical Assistant
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Certified Medical Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB
Starting Salary Range: $20.00 - $22.00/hr; Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: JH at Greenspring Station
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM OB GYN Reproductive Endocrinology
Personnel area: School of Medicine

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

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, theJHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

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 atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visitaccessibility.jhu.edu.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. 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 https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

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.

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

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:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf

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 atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visithttps://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. 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 visithttps://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visithttps://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon 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.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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 HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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