Certified Medical Assistant

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7234519 (Ref:ej-5150649)

Posted: April 2, 2024

Job Description

Certified Medical Assistant

Job ID: 270459
Location: Aug Univ CON Augusta Campus
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other. We are part of the University System of Georgia.


Augusta University

Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

College/Department Information

At the College of Nursing, we champion and nurture individual student success in an educational setting, while providing a rigorous but accessible education that prepares you for the nursing workplace, academia, and leadership as you progress throughout your career. You'll be encouraged, challenged and supported whether pursuing an entry-level bachelor's or master's degree or a doctor of nursing practice or Ph.D. degree. It starts with our undergraduates. The College of Nursing approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and that's thanks to our innovative, challenging and contemporary curriculum offered across all our various degree programs. Advanced degree options are available for the bachelor and masters prepared nurse with our Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, PhD in Nursing, and Post Master's Certificates. CON graduates leave our programs ready to lead and serve our nation's patients.

Job Summary

This position will perform both administrative and clinical duties for the Nurse-Managed Health Center (NMHC). All clinic duties must adhere to the Health System (Wellstar MCG) Ambulatory Care Clinical Staff Task Guidelines under the direction/supervision NMHC FNP, RN or licensed provider.


The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Patient Services

Perform patient care duties under the direction of a licensed Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Registered Nurse (RN) or licensed provider and in accordance with the Ambulatory Care Clinical Staff Task Guidelines.

Obtain medical records necessary for scheduled visit.

Record in Electronic Health Record (EHR); patient chief complaint, medical histories, current symptoms, vitals, test results, depression and fall screening, and other information relevant to patient visit.

Prepare room(s), equipment and patient for examination or treatment.

Assist with medical treatments, procedures, and exams.

Perform phlebotomy, collect and process specimen(s).

Administer limited profile of medications, vaccinations/immunizations as directed by NP and per approved policy.

Propose orders via Powerchart (advance radiology, and prescription refills only).

Distribute preapproved, preprinted educational materials.

Confirm specialty care and diagnostic referrals are processed timely and follow-up accordingly to ensure continuity of care.

Deliver compassionate support, attention, and assistance to patients and families.

Ensure compliance with all policies, regulations and procedures including HIPAA and OSHA.

Administrative Task

Provide cross-coverage for the NMHC front desk duties, to include but not limited to, receive and, schedule appointments, obtain/verify patient demographic, insurance information and prior authorization/precertification.

Transmit messages to/from provider using Powerchart and to/from patients via phone call and/or patient portal. Document all messages in EHR.

Perform quality assurance/calibration on Point of Care equipment and maintain refrigerator temperature log(s).

Maintain the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) binder.

Inventory and order medical and lab supplies and equipment.

Assist with quality improvement projects (i.e., patient throughput, chart audits).

Create/maintain CMA training material, workflow(s), process and procedures.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent from a recognized state or federal accrediting organization.

Other Required Qualifications

CCMA-Certified Clinical Medical Assistant(CCMA) Credential

AAMA-American Association of Medical Assistant

MedCa'Medical Career Assessment

RMA/NCMA'Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Credential/National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) Credential

Required Experience

A minimum of two years of experience in administrative and clinical support within an outpatient primary care setting.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications

Associates Degree from an accredited college or university in Medical Assisting.

Preferred Experience

Experience with electronic medical record is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Ability to maintain confidentiality


Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases


Knowledge of medical terminology.


Aptitude to learn computer and application skills as applicable to role

Capability to make sound judgments

Ability to positively adjust to frequent changes in duties and volume of work

Effective oral and written communication skills

Ability to listen empathetically

Ability to logically organize details

Knowledge of interpersonal communications in a complex organization

Commitment to respectful patient and family centered care

Commitment to respectful treatment of all colleagues


Shift: Days/M-F

Pay Grade: 9

Salary: $15.00/hr - $16.20/hr

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: 4/2/24 - Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!


Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university

Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=12000&JobOpeningId=270459&PostingSeq=1


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More Info

Job posting number:#7234519 (Ref:ej-5150649)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Augusta University
United States
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