Certified/Registered Medical Assistant

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Title: Certified/Registered Medical Assistant

Department: Family Medical Specialties

Reports To: Clinic Manager

Supervises: None

Status: Full-Time (Non-Exempt)

Position Summary:

The Medical Assistant assists the RN, LPN, APCs, and physicians in performing their duties and carrying on the necessary functions required in accordance with established policies and procedures. Compliance with rules and regulations of all applicable federal, state, and local laws, as well as Family Medical Specialties' and ruralMED Management Resources policies, is a condition of employment.


Education and/or Experience:

• High school diploma or GED.
• Completion and graduation from a medical assistant program.

Licenses/Certifications Required:

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).

  • Current BLS/CPR certification.

General Requirements/Job Duties:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required: 

  1. Adhere to the ruralMED mission, vision, and values.
  2. Prepares patient for examination.
  3. Note health history or the reason for visit in the patient’s chart.
  4. Take and record height, weight and blood pressure, pulse rate, respiration, and temperature.
  5. Assist the clinical staff in completing examinations and procedures as instructed.
  6. Completely fill out lab slips and other forms, as necessary.
  7. Administer medications and injections as ordered using the “Five Rights of Medication Administration”.
  8. Assist the medical staff in patient education.
  9. Creates and maintains a comfortable and safe environment for patients, visitors and other employees.
  10. Organizes and prioritizes daily assignments to provide optimal patient care and increase productivity.
  11. Conforms and complies with FMS and ruralMED Management Resources Codes of Conduct and with procedures, regulations and rules in maintaining medical records.
  12. Adheres to Infection Control Policies and Procedures and the use of Universal Precautions.
  13. Maintains patient and employee confidentiality at all times.
  14. Demonstrates competency annually in assigned areas of work.


• Will have access to primary work location during the hours the clinic is open.
• Will have access to confidential information abiding by the organizations' privacy policies and regulations concerning this information.

Equipment Used:

• General office equipment to include: fax, copier, computer, printer, etc…
• Telephone

Patient Age Groups Served:


Essential Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical ActivityNot
(0-35% of day)
(36-66% of day)
(67-100% of day)
Lifting (Floor to waist level)100 lbs.40 lbs.
Lifting (waist level and above)100 lbs.40 lbs.
Lifting (Shoulder level and above)100 lbs.40 lbs.
Carrying ObjectsX
Push/Pull100 lbs.40 lbs.
Reaching forwardX
Reaching OverheadX
Squat/kneel/ crawlX
Wrist Position DeviationX
Pinching/Fine Motor activitiesX
Keyboard use/ repetitive motionX
Sensory RequirementsNot ApplicableAccurate 20/40Very Accurate
Near VisionX
Far VisionX
Not ApplicableYesNo
Color DiscriminationX
Not ApplicableAccurateMinimalModerate
Depth PerceptionX
Environment Requirements
(Occupational Exposure Risk Potential)
Not AnticipatedReasonably Anticipated
Bloodborne PathogensX
Airborne Communicable DiseaseX
Extreme TemperaturesX
Uneven Surfaces or ElevationsX
Extreme Noise LevelsX
Dust/Particulate MatterX
Other (Listed)
Shift Requirements8 hrs/day10 hrs/day12 hrs/dayOther (varied)
Usual workday hoursX
Not ApplicableYesNo
Reliable, punctual attendance for assigned shiftsX
Available to work overtimeX
Telecommuting available?No