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Certified Medical Assistant (Experienced CMA) - Melanoma Surgical Oncology Clinic - Duke Raleigh

Company: Duke Health
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center,advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and five adult procedures/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, and stroke. Duke Nursing Highlights:

  • Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
  • Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses.
  • Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
  • Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance (based on eligibility) Duke Raleigh Hospital Melanoma Surgical Oncology Outpatient Clinic seeks to hire an experienced Certified Medical Assistant who embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together $5,000 Sign on Bonus included!

    Department Profile:

    Our surgical oncologists are experts at diagnosing the specifics of our patients disease and providing them with next steps of treatment. We specialize in several forms of cancer and non-cancerous growths particially melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. As part of thoroughly diagnosing the melanoma, we perform minimally invasive procedures such as biopsies or small skin excisions in order to test the area of their cancer. We may also use ultrasound as part of a biopsy, or CT and PET/CT scans to best understand the nature of the melanoma, merkel cell, or non-melanoma skin cancers.


    3404 Wake Forest Rd, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27609 - Outpatient department of Duke Raleigh Hospital


    Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM

    Position Summary:

    The Medical Assistant, Certified functions as an integral member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in providing direct patient care. The Medical Assistant certified performs routine administrative and patient care supportive duties in a Health System Medical practice that assists medical and/or nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients and ensures the clinic/office runs smoothly.

    Work Performed:

    Clinical responsibilities:
    • The CMA takes medical histories and records vital signs, explains treatment procedures to patients, and prepares patients for examinations and procedures.
    • Patient care support responsibilities may include assisting the medical and nursing staff during examination and procedures, collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, performing basic laboratory tests in the clinic/office, taking electrocardiograms, removing sutures/ staples, changing sterile and non-sterile dressings, promoting patient/family understanding of the educational content and his/her involvement in the plan of care, and document ng in the patient record.
    • Other clinical support responsibilities include disposing of contaminated supplies, instrument processing, high-level disinfection and sterilization of medical instruments, telephoning prescriptions to a pharmacy, preparing and administering medications as directed by the physician, and authorizing drug refills as directed.
    • Performs other clinical functions as delegated and supervised by the physician. Administrative responsibilities:
      • The CMA greets patients, answers telephones, schedules appointments to include arrival appointments in Maestro Care, checks out patients, and referral scheduling; arranges for hospital admissions and laboratory services, updates and files patient medical records, fills out forms, handles billing, bookkeeping to include receiving copays and collections on account balances; correspondence, and ordering clinical d clerical supplies and forms.
      • Performs other administrative duties as directed. May be requested to be a liaison for clinic activities such as Join commission and falls and/or participate in clinic committees. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
        • Good customer service skills. Work requires the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions generally acquired through a high school education and medical assistant programming.
        • Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchair patients may be required.
        • Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that are applicable to work performed.
        • Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients.
        • Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene, and basic health and safety precautions applicable for work in a clinic setting.
        • Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions. Age-specific competencies.
        • Daily clinic preparation process; registration, scheduling, charge posting, order entry.
        • Able to document and communicate pertinent information ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and clinical staff.
        • Typing skill. Medical terminology levels II and III Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively Minimum Qualifications

          • Graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant program strongly preferred.
          • High school or GED graduation is required. Experience:
            • 1+ years of experience required for this position Degrees, Licensures, Certifications:
              • Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required. Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

                Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

                Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Keywords: Duke Health, Raleigh , Certified Medical Assistant (Experienced CMA) - Melanoma Surgical Oncology Clinic - Duke Raleigh, Healthcare , Raleigh, North Carolina

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