Penn State Health Community Medical Group
Work Type: Full Time
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00a - 4:30p
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Medical Assistant will function as a member of the healthcare team. The Medical Assistant (MA) is responsible for providing routine administrative as well as clinical tasks under the supervision of a provider within their scope as outlined policies and procedures to meet patient and provider needs.
At Pulmonary & Critical Care, the MA will perform clinical tasks for adult population such as: completing intake for each patient appointment, obtaining vital signs, administering asthma injections, assisting in prescription refills for patients, and answering patient messages. Adult patients are seen at this office for Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine.
High School diploma or equivalent required
Must meet current eligibility to sit for the exam with attainment of certification or registration through one of the Penn State Health approved agencies for Medical Assistants within 90-days of employment date; OR
Current active status as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) through one of the Penn State Health approved agencies for Medical Assistant certification required
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required or must obtain BLS Certification within 6 months of employment date
Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant Program
Previous outpatient experience preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Excellent communication skills
Compassionate direct patient contact/engagement/outreach
Reliable transportation to travel among designated clinic locations
Flexibility to collaboratively work with various departments and perform varied tasks
ABOUT PENN STATE HEALTH:
Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country. It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA. It also includes Penn State Health Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Reading, PA, Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, PA, and Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Enola, PA. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.
WHY PENN STATE HEALTH?
The Penn State Health offers exceptional opportunities to learn and grow, exposure to a wide patient population and the ability to provide individualized, innovative, and specialized care to patients in the community.)
WHY CENTRAL PA?
We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living and is also within a day trip distance of some of the country’s most famous cities - New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.
This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.
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