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Job Req ID:  103657

Medical Assistant

We are seeking a Medical Assistant. The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) functions as an integral member of the clinic team. They are responsible for direct patient care and clinic operations, including the maintenance of the environment of care and supplies/equipment. The CMA shares the responsibility with other clinicians in ensuring a safe environment for the patient while providing quality care and a positive patient experience. The CMA functions clinically under the authority of the physician within the scope of their certification. This position reports to the Clinic Manager, who is responsible for the administrative supervision and direction of staff, orientation and annual assessment of competencies and the assurance to clinic specific policies and procedures. CMA’s may be asked to float between other JHU Dermatology clinics where care is similar and/or competence is evaluated suggesting the individual is capable of providing complete and correct patient care.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • The CMA must demonstrate competency in all skills related to the performance of patient care.
  • Operate electronic monitoring equipment.
  • Input and obtain data, determine appropriate information and resources needed related to clinical situation; organize and summarize information.
  • Communicates with patients, families, physicians and other health care team members in order to foster optimal quality of outpatient care.
  • Uses general physiological monitoring equipment including but not limited to vital signs machine (automated & manual) height, weight, cardiac monitor, ECG, Point-of–care equipment, sterilization equipment, scopes and emergency equipment, etc.
  • Identify signs indicative of a changing patient care situation and notifies the appropriate individual based on the issue.
  • Identifies and recommends opportunities for improvement in order to ensure patient safety and quality outcomes.
  • Under the direction of the Clinic Manager, takes appropriate clinical actions using available resources, to achieve positive outcomes for patients, visitors, and staff.
  • Independently prioritizes daily tasks and assignments.
  • Follows established policies and procedures.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Certification/Registration as a Medical Assistant (e.g. CMA, AAMA, RMA, AMT, NAHP) required. If not currently certified/registered, must become certified/registered within 180 days (6 months) of date of hire. If a retest is required, associated fees are paid by the employee.
  • Current CPR certification required. Must maintain MA and CPR certification/registration during employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience as a CMA, preferably in Dermatology.



Classified Title: Medical Assistant 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB  
Starting Salary Range: $20.00 - $22.00/hr; Commensurate with experience 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M - F, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: District of Columbia
Department name: Dermatology Sibley 
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.


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