A certified clinical medical assistant is someone who plays a vital role on any medical team. These assistants are there to take care of the needs of the patient and carry out any orders the doctor may have. Their duties include taking vital signs, drawing blood, and administering medication. Additionally, you may be required to perform clerical duties such as reception work, patient scheduling, and checking patients in and out for appointments.
You can either work in a private medical office a hospital. In either place, your duties remain essentially the same, and you are relied upon for prompt medical care to ensure smooth workflow. It is your job to make sure certain procedures get done in a timely fashion so as not to slow the physician down. This assistant will need to gather results for patients in a quick and timely manner.
In order to apply for a job as a certified medical assistant, you will need a few things. First is a high school diploma or equivalent. Additionally, you will need to have satisfied the requirements of a medical assistant course and be nationally certified and registered as a medical assistant. Additionally, being CPR certified and having phlebotomy experience is usually preferred but not required. If you work in an outpatient doctors office, your hours will mimic the office's. Usually this involves regular business hours, although weekend shifts are sometimes necessary. If you work in a hospital, you will be expected to work shifts during the day as well as overnight shifts, depending on coverage. A medical assistant is a crucial cog in whatever environment they choose to work.
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Tasks
Provide patient support and education.
Record, process and evaluate patient information.
Provide support for physician durring medical exams and procedures.
File records and perform administrative tasks.