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Job Req ID:  601

CO Medical Assistant


Medical Assistant


Range: CB

Level: 2

Salary: $11.72 - $16.11/Hourly

Status: Full Time

School: School of Medicine

Location: JH at Bethesda

Location City: Bethesda

Location State: MD

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Clinical / Medical

Contact: Human Resources: 410-955-2990



General Description


General Description: Within the department Otolaryngology, the Medical Assistant will participate in the care of the patient under the direct supervision of the Physician and in collaboration with the healthcare team.

Collect patient information and assessment data. Obtain and record patient’s vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight and height. Report assessment findings to practitioner and records on appropriate documentation forms in a timely manner. Perform chart review prior to clinic visit to obtain historical data. Monitor patient status recognizing and reporting abnormal findings or changes in condition. Organize patient care activities based on assessment findings. Maintain and use principles of aseptic techniques and infection control when performing clinical duties and tasks. Under clinical supervision, perform delegated procedures common to the specialty area in a safe, effective, and efficient manner according to Clinical Practice Policy and Procedures. Assist practitioner in identified patient procedures/treatments/examinations, (preparation, positioning, supplies, equipment). Proactively problem-solve and identify solutions to barriers to safety.

Appropriately obtain and manage specimens including labeling, form completion, transport to laboratories, and log maintenance. Recognize emergency situations and implement emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines. Administer first aid, CPR, and maintain emergency equipment and supplies. Provide appropriate patient education, health information materials and community resources lists as directed; maintain educational supplies. Identify patient’s need for additional information, and refer to appropriate healthcare resources. Complete all relevant tasks in regards to prescription refills; fax pharmacies, follow up with patient and pharmacies.

Perform other duties as required.




High School diploma or GED required. Certification/Registration as a Medical Assistant (e.g. CMA, AAMA, RMA, AMT, NAHP) required. If not currently certified/registered, must become certified/registered within 90 days of date of hire. Current CPR certification by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross required. Must maintain MA and CPR certification/registration during duration of employment in this position. 

Note – in order to be eligible for certification/registration, successful completion of an accredited Medical Assistant training program or five or more years of primary medical care medical assistant experience is required.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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The following additional provisions may apply, depending on at which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

  • During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

  • The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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