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Certified Medical Assistant

Business Name

Hamilton Medical Center - Internal Medicine

Job Location

Dalton, Georgia
United States

Job Description

Assists in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician and/or advanced practitioner, including preparing patients to be seen by the physician and/or advanced practitioner, and perform specific procedures with appropriate orientation and supervision. Assists with patient phone calls, prescription refills, referrals, and prior authorizations. Interviews patients, measures vital signs (i.e. pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight and height) and records information in patients’ charts. May be required to collect blood samples, tissue or other laboratory specimens and prepare them for testing. Explains treatment procedures, medications, diets and physician’s instructions to patients. Prepares treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean. Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures related to the practice. Follows standard procedures and/or written instructions to perform job duties. Assists with business operations, clerical, medical records management, reception, and patient scheduling as needed. Demonstrates teamwork to ensure achievement of team, individual, and corporate goals. Provides support to team members and performs other duties as required.

Desired/Required Skills

Good oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with patients, physicians, advanced practitioners and staff members. Ability to interpret and follow oral and written instructions, policies, guidelines and standards. Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively. Intermediate Proficiency level with Microsoft Office: Word and Excel.


Education: High school graduate or equivalent.

Licensure: Current CPR certification required. Graduated from a Medical Assistant program, accredited by the Commission on accreditation of Allied Health Education Program preferred. Test and pass the National Certification exam (AAMA, NHA, NCCT) to be certified as Medical Assistant required.

Experience: 1-2 years’ experience in a clinical setting is preferred.

Salary Type

Per Hour


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