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Medical Assistant (MA) Mercy Health Lima Shawnee Family Medicine - Full Time - All Shifts - $1500 sign on bonus

Requisition R093145 Market Lima, Ohio Department Shawnee FM Upstairs - Mercy Health Physicians Lima Shift All Schedule Full-time

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Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position

The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled clinical professional that works within the scope of practice and in alignment with the standards of excellence and quality.  The Medical Assistant provides indirect and/or direct patient care under the direction of the provider. 

Essential Job Functions                                                                                

Under the direction of the provider, participates in planning and implementing care for patients within the scope of Medical Assisting practice.  Troubleshoots issues and escalate problems to provider, direct supervisor, or appropriate internal resource. Demonstrates standards of excellence in care in all interactions, for both internal and external customers.                                                                         

Maintains clinical and administrative skills per the departmental competency guidelines to meet patient care and daily operational needs.  Essential skill set includes front desk workflows, i.e., patient registration, scheduling, phone triage, cash handling, check-in/check-out and performing scribing duties as needed.  Travel to other facilities for BSMH providers or adjusting work hours to meet patient care needs as directed by the manager may also be required.   

Maintains a safe and supportive environment by keeping the work area, exam rooms, and equipment in clean, orderly, and safe manner, ensuring availability and proper functioning of supplies and equipment.

Assists patient and provider with virtual health visits  to include setting up the visit through appropriate platform, pre-charting the virtual visit prior to the scheduled appointment, contacting the patient to ensure preparedness for the virtual visit,  troubleshooting virtual visit issues when needed, obtaining chief complaint and health maintenance checks, medication review, and other relevant patient details prior to the actual call.  Follows up on orders, appointments, referral and follow up visits, and collects co-pays.

Within the Medical Assisting scope and state guidelines, administers ordered medications and/or vaccines via oral, injection, topically, as directed.   May performing casting duties according to state regulations and appropriate certification requirements.

Documents in EMR accurately and appropriately.  Manages My Chart request and incoming patient calls. Manages in basket messages under the Provider’s verbatim instructions. 

Other duties include but not limited to ordering supplies appropriately, tracking referrals, labs and diagnostic tests, disposing contaminated supplies, etc.

This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

Patient Population

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.

Neonates (0-4 weeks)

Infant (1-12 months)

Pediatrics (1-12 years)

Adolescents (13-17 years)

Adults (18-64 years)

Geriatrics (65 years and older)

Required Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED

Preferred Education: Vocational/ Technical Degree – Medical Assisting

Licensure/Certification Required:

Active, unrevoked MA certification/ABR-OE credential.  Acceptable certifications are: CMA (American Association of Medical Assisting), RMA (American Medical Technologists), CCMA (National Healthcareer Association), NCMA (National Center for Competency Testing) or NCRMA (National Association for Health Professionals).  Basic Life Support (BLS) required within 90 days of hire.

Minimum Years and Type of Experience: At least one year of Medical Assisting experience or active, unrevoked MA certification/ABR-OE credential.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Medical Terminology and the ability to use standard office equipment.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

Strong oral and written communication skills, and an ability to collaboratively work with patients, families and teams within a high-volume environment.  Strong attention to details and an ability to multitask without prior instruction or direction.

Working Conditions

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.

General office environment.

May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse.

May be exposed to adverse weather conditions; cold, hot, dust, send, etc.

Required to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions.

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials.*

May have periods of constant interruptions.

Physical Demands

Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.)     1-33%

Lifting/ Carrying (50-100 lbs.)    1-33%

Push/ Pull (0-50 lbs.)    1-33%

Push/ Pull (50-100 lbs.)  1-33%

Stoop, Kneel   1-33%

Crawling   1-33%

Climbing    1-33%

Balance  1-33%

Bending   1-33%

Work Position

Sitting   34-66%

Walking   34-66%

Standing   34-66%

Physical Requirements

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

Maneuver weight of patients

Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder

Reach above shoulder

Repetitive arm/hand movements

Finger Dexterity

Color Vision

Acuity – far

Acuity – near


Depth perception

Use of Latex Gloves

Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

Exposure to moving mechanical parts

Exposure to dust/fumes

Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:



Shawnee FM Upstairs - Mercy Health Physicians Lima

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