Job Req ID:  112808

Medical Assistant

We are seeking a Medical Assistant (MA) who will offer friendly, courteous, and confidential assistance to every patient to ensure that the patient has a positive experience while at Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station. The MA must demonstrate competency in all skills related to the performance of patient care. The MA maintains an inventory of examination/procedure room supplies, assists in the organization of efficient patient flow, and organizes the clinic environment to assure patient safety.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities


Clinical

  • Participates in the care of the patient, under the direct supervision of the Physician and in collaboration with the healthcare team.
  • Collects patient information and assessment data.
  • Obtains and records patient’s vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight and height.
  • Reports assessment findings to practitioner, and records on appropriate documentation forms in a timely manner.
  • Obtains additional data from patient and significant other based on initial data collection.
  • Performs chart review prior to clinic visit to obtain historical data.
  • Monitors patient status recognizing and reporting abnormal findings or changes in condition.
  • Organizes patient care activities based on assessment findings.
  • Confirms and clarifies written orders prior to implementation of delegated tasks.
  • Maintains and uses principles of aseptic techniques and infection control when performing clinical duties and tasks.
  • Assists practitioner in identified patient procedures/treatments/examinations, (preparation, positioning, supplies, equipment).
  • Proactively problem-solves and identifies solutions to barriers to safety.
  • Appropriately obtains and manages specimens, including labeling, form completion, transport to laboratories, and log maintenance.
  • Performs quality control for waived testing.
  • Recognizes emergency situations and implements emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines.
  • Administers first aid, CPR, and maintains emergency equipment and supplies.
  • Provides appropriate patient education, health information materials and community resource lists as directed, and maintains educational supplies.
  • Identifies patient’s need for additional information and refers to appropriate healthcare resources.


Unit Operations

  • In close partnership with health care team, assures smooth and efficient patient flow and clinical operation.
  • Assists patients to exam room and prepares patients for examination.
  • Assists patients in wheelchairs and stretchers with transfers to and from exam tables, procedure tables, and scales utilizing proper body mechanics and safety measures.
  • Identifies patients with special needs.
  • Directs patients with medical complaints who call or arrive to the clinic to the patient’s physician and/or emergency room for assistance.
  • Orders, stocks, and maintains exam rooms and clinic areas with standard levels of supplies, medications, linens, forms and equipment.
  • Recognizes patient care trends affecting unit supplies and notifies clinic manager.
  • Operates clinical equipment according to equipment procedures including safety and quality control checks.
  • Checks clinic area and rooms for malfunctioning equipment and general maintenance problems on a regular basis.
  • Reports findings to appropriate person or arranges for repairs as required.
  • Ensures that soiled linen, needle containers and potentially infectious waste are appropriately disposed and removed from the clinic and exam area according to the infection control guidelines.
  • Performs related and delegated tasks, which includes requests for prescription refills, taking and relaying messages, directing patient flow and running errands.
  • Works with healthcare team to assure smooth and efficient patient flow and clinical operation.
  • Assist with front desk duties, including but not limited to filing, scanning, purging records, clearing the fax machine and distributing documents appropriately.


Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma/GED and completion of an accredited Medical Assistant training program required.
  • Current CPR certification required and must maintain certification for duration of employment.
  • Certification/Registration as a Medical Assistant (e.g. CMA, AAMA, RMA, AMT, and NAHP) required. If not currently certified/registered, must become certified/registered within 90 days of date of hire. Current CPR certification required. Must maintain MA and CPR certification/registration during duration of employment in this position.

 


 

Classified Title: Medical Assistant 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB  
Starting Salary Range: Min $15.25 - Max $23.00 HRLY ($39,780 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM Cardiology  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 

 

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

 

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

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.

 

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

Accommodation Information
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Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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