Certified Medical Assistant - Cancer Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth

Job Description

- Related course work is required
- Experience is preferred


Under the direction of the registered nurse and physician, delivers clinical assistance to patients within the outpatient clinic.

Reviews and prepares medical record prior to clinic start. Ensures all recent laboratory, consult and ancillary reports are present in the record.

Escorts patients into the exam area. Prepares patient for the physical exam.

Maintains optimal flow of patients for efficiency of practice.

Takes and records routine vital signs, heights, weights. Obtains and documents limited patient history and present symptoms.

Assists the physician/provider with treatment and procedures as directed.

Obtains labels and sends patient specimens as ordered.

Ensures accurate coding for visits and procedures performed.

Assists nursing staff in the treatment rooms as directed. May be required to perform direct patient care, i.e., assist with physical care, vital signs, patient monitoring, specimen retrieval.

Carries out other tasks as directed by the Physician, Charge Nurse or Director.

Assists in data entry.

Organize, store and refill medical supplies in exam/treatment areas.

Maintain, and adhere to all BID-Plymouth, OSHA, CLIA, and government regulations.

Transports patients to other setting as directed.

Assists receptionists with telephone management, visitor assistance, Scheduling, etc.

Files records as directed. Provides coverage in File Room as needed. Provides Front Desk-Reception coverage as needed.

Performs all tasks in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.

Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit.


Knowledge of medical terminology required.

Ability to organize.

Knowledge of computer programs, systems.

Demonstrated communication skills, verbal and written.

Ability to type at 35 WPM.

1-2 years experience in a medical office preferred.


Written and verbal English skills at 12th grade level.


Graduate of an accredited school of Medical Assistance required

Certification required

BLS required

Employment Type

Per Diem


Per Diem;M-F as needed with weekend and holiday rotation