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Medical Assistant

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Location: Union City, NJ, United States
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Medical Assistant

Holy Name is New Jersey's last remaining independent, Catholic health system, comprising a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center, a cancer center, medical fitness center, residential hospice, nursing school, and physician network. The system has a national reputation for providing culturally sensitive care to a diverse population, drawing patients from across the New York City region to its specialty centers and renowned doctors. Holy Name's mission to provide technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care extends across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. The system is known as a high-quality, low-cost provider of extraordinary clinical care given by compassionate, highly trained physicians and staff.

A Brief Overview

Functions as a member of the Practice Management team working in different physicians offices providing both Front and Back Office Clerical and Clinical services.

What you will do

  • Performs all medical procedures necessary (ie. Venipunctures, vital signs and EKGs) on all patients as required. Explains testing procedure to patient prior to test.
  • Receives specimens from patients.
  • Manually documents information required for patients’ specimens and tests completed, in various ancillary department medical records.
  • Visually reviews test results for completion and abnormalities.
  • Will schedule and register patients in the doctor’s office, answer telephones, meet and greet patients and assist physicians in all other matters pertaining to the Physician’s office.
  • Maintains strict patient confidentiality.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Education Qualifications

  • High School Graduate or equivalent required and
  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant Program. required

Experience Qualifications

  • 1-3 years Minimum of two or three years’ hospital or physician’s office experience required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of venipuncture and EKG. (High proficiency)
  • Requires a thorough knowledge of medical terminology. (High proficiency)
  • Ability to work independently. (Medium proficiency)
  • Requires good communication skills and telephone techniques. (High proficiency)
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of ancillary testing procedures. (High proficiency)

Licenses and Certifications

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)-AAMA CMA certification must be obtained within 90 Days required

Holy Name is a mission-driven facility whose quality standards and philosophy are rooted in the principles of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Those principles are exercised daily by the Medical Center's dedicated and talented team of physicians, nurses, allied health employees, and a wide variety of non-clinical administrative and operational staff members. Holy Name is an Equal Opportunity Employer.