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Medical Assistant I

Medical Assistant I

Requisition ID 
Other Allied Health
Position Type 
Mcy Carthage After Hrs Clinic

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We’re a Little Different


Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.


Performs administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of the physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintain medical records, billing and coding for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording of vital signs and medical histories preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician. Knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, and laboratory procedures.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Schedules and confirms patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, and medical consultants.
Compiles and records medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

Receives and routes messages and documents such as laboratory results to appropriate staff.
Greets visitors, ascertains purpose of visit, and directs them to appropriate staff.

Interviews patients to complete documents, case histories, and forms such as intake and insurance forms.
Maintains medical records, technical library and correspondence files.
Records patients' medical history, vital statistics (i.e. pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height) and information such as test results in medical records.

Operates office equipment such as voice mail messaging systems, and use word processing, spreadsheet and other software applications to prepare reports, letters, case histories and medical records.
Transmits correspondence and medical records by mail, e-mail, or fax.
Performs various clerical and administrative functions, such as ordering and maintaining an inventory of supplies.

Interviews patients to obtain medial information and measure their vital signs, weight and height.
Shows patients to examination rooms and prepares them for the physician.
Collects blood, tissue, or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing.
Explains treatment procedures, medications, diets and physician's instructions to patients.
Assists physicians examine and treat patients, handing them instruments and materials or performing such tasks as giving injections or removing sutures.

Prepares treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean.
Responsible for the ordering of various medical tests as directed by physician.


Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:


Certifications: CPR required within 3 months of hire. Medical Assistant Certification (AAMA,ACMA, AMT or NCCT) within 6 months of hire.
Preferred Certifications: Medical Assistant Certification (AAMA, AMT or NCCT)


We’ll Support You at Work and Home


Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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