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Certified Medical Assistant

Apply now Job no: 500440
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, Enrollment Management and Student Success

Job Summary

The Certified Medical Assistant will function as a comprehensive staff member in the practice and perform all clinical and clerical functions relating to that practice, including but not limited to coordinating the flow of patient visits, vital signs, blood draws, diagnostic testing, patient interview, review of medical records, assisting physicians, administration of medications/vaccines, dressings and other therapies, telephone/website portal management, supply management, basic equipment maintenance, patient insurance, referral and charging management.

Student Health Center hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8am-5pm, and Tuesday and Thursday 10am-7pm.

Essential Functions

  • Room the patient and able to anticipate timing of the physician to leave no gaps in flow of the session.
  • Comprehensive assessment of the patient is done and documented, as per practice protocol.
  • All essential elements of patient history and assessment are interviewed and documented accurately.
  • Anticipates procedures that are required by appointment type and patient interview. Prepares patient appropriately.
  • Ensure vital signs, height and weight are accurately and efficiently accomplished and documented.
  • Handwashing and sanitizer at appropriate intervals and occasions.
  • Demonstrates appropriate disposal of dirty and contaminated items.
  • Utilizes appropriate technique for medication and vaccine administration (proper documentation and patient charging).
  • Sterile technique for dressings/dressing changes; follows protocol.
  • Demonstrates proficiency and accuracy for point of care testing.
  • Competent at calibration of instruments and quality measurements. Records results accurately and completes appropriate charge.
  • Accurate and complete implementation of tests.
  • Appropriate communication of results to physician.
  • Accurate charging for test/treatment.
  • Accurate and complete implementation of tests.
  • Demonstrates the ability to accurately document assessments, results, interview responses, insurance information, appointments, etc. into the EMR.
  • Proper collection, labeling and allocation of specimens (right order, right patient, right lab, correct type of specimen).
  • Scanning is done timely and accurately according to appropriate folders in EMR.
  • 100% Compliance with Patient Privacy Regulations; keeps all patient information confidential and protected.
  • Performs front desk coverage as need.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Current certification of Medical Assistant (must be able to provide proof of certification).
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Competent in the utilization of electronic medical records, vital sign equipment, EKG, resuscitative equipment (including AED and oxygen), Blood draws, vaccination and medicine administration, PPD testing.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment related to patient illness/condition.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years of experience as a Certified Medical Assistant in a clinic setting.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs.


University City, Philadelphia PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Non-Exempt with a salary grade of H. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Please review the Benefits Brochure for some information on our benefits offerings.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.


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