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Job Req ID:  3076

Medical Assistant

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/02/CB

Starting Salary Range:   $13.66-$18.78

Employee group: Casual/On-call

Schedule: 9-3:30, Thursdays and Fridays

Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt

Department name: School of Medicine       

Personnel area: Pediatrics  



General summary/purpose:


The Johns Hopkins Department of Pediatrics seeks a part-time medical assistant (CMA) to join the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. The CMA will work at the Rales Health Center at KIPP Baltimore, a Baltimore City public charter school serving more than 1500 students.


Newly established, the Ruth and Norman Rales Center for the Integration of Health and Education at Johns Hopkins seeks to redesign school-based health programs to improve the health and academic achievement of children and adolescents from low-income communities. This includes the implementation of an innovative school health program that provides accessible pediatric primary care tailored to the needs of children at KIPP Baltimore.


The Rales Health Center is the site for clinical services and includes both school health services (traditional school nurse services) and a school based health center staffed by a nurse practitioner and pediatrician. The CMA has roles in both areas.


Specific Duties/Responsibilities:


School Health Services


  • Triage, assess, and manage – as appropriate to scope of practice - students presenting for school health services.
  • Administer medications in accordance with program and Baltimore City Health Department/Baltimore City Public Schools Guidelines
  • Perform home visits to support students and families in the community, as needed.


School Based Health Center


  • Perform telephone triage to determine need for and timing of appointment. Collect information relevant to appointment scheduling.
  • Schedule visits using an electronic health record system.
  • Obtain and assess information from patients for billing purposes; enter medical registration and encounter data using an electronic health record; provide information to and communicate with patients regarding billing matters.
  • Maintain medical record files, including patients' medical records.
  • Obtain vital signs and measurements for each visit, record pertinent data in the electronic health record.
  • Prepare examining area and patient for examination and assist clinicians during examinations and such minor surgery as the removal of sutures or the draining of abscesses.
  • Collect laboratory specimens, complete laboratory requisitions, prepare slides for microscopic examination, and perform selected laboratory and diagnostic tests such as venipuncture, urine dipstick, urine pregnancy tests.


Minimum qualifications:


Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a GED certificate and completion of a Medical Assistant program which includes office practice, including data entry, clinical skills, venipuncture, and completion of an externship, which is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American Association of Medical Assistants, or by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), or by the Accredited Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and one (1) year experience in a clinical setting.


Preferred qualifications:


Equivalencies - An Associate of Arts degree in a medical program that includes office practice, clinical skills and completion of an externship from an accredited college or university.

School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus

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