Certified Medical Assistant | Various Locations | #39353 | 1.21

Gainesville, Chiefland - Full Time///Lake City - part time

Full Time

Salary Range:    $14.00/Hr


Position Summary:

The Certified Medical Assistant provides patient care in community mental health clinic setting under the direct responsibility of a licensed physician. Clinical skills performed are within the scope of a Medical Assistant as defined by Florida Statutes 458.3485, and Meridian Policy and Procedure. The CMA may also perform clerical, insurance and medical record functions.

*Occasionally expected to float/travel to other clinics as needed for staffing. 


Minimum Qualifications:

1. Candidate must be a graduate of an accredited course of study as a Certified Medical Assistant and have proof of certification as a Medical Assistant or possess the equivalent knowledge and skills base by having completed/graduated from similar types of formal medical training such as:

a. A formal medical services training program offered by the United States Armed Forces (e.g. Health Care Specialist training course, Special Operations Medical Sergeant training course, Hospital Corpsman training course, Health Services Technicians.) 

2. A minimum of 1year experience with direct patient care in a type of healthcare facility is a must. Previous mental health experience, particularly with psychiatric treatment plans, is ideal

 3. The employee will be regularly required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Work environment is usually moderately noisy.

 4. Person should display initiative, have the ability to multitask and be able to assume additional responsibilities.  Proven ability to problem-solve and be a team member is essential. Must possess and maintain current certification as a Medical Assistant. Basic Life Support (CPR) required or obtained within 1st month of employment



Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demand:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions