Boston Medical Center
Under the direction and supervision of a nurse and/or physician, and in accordance with Hospital policies, procedures, protocols and standards of practice, the Medical Assistant participates in the delivery of patient care and the functioning of a patient care unit/area.High school diploma or equivalent required; 2 years of service work experience in a health care setting strongly preferred. Ability to pass clinical competency testing. Ability to perform basic math and quantitative measurements, e.g., obtain height and weight, abdominal girths, measure urine output, calorie counts, etc. Ability to enter and retrieve computerized information/data. Physical ability to push, transfer, and pull heavy loads (e.g., independently transport average-sized patient via wheelchair and stretcher, etc.) throughout assigned shift. Physical ability to meet core job requirements in accordance with practice setting demands for the patient populations regularly served. Effective interpersonal skills to interact appropriately with nursing staff, patients, families/visitors, physicians, and other hospital staff. Organizational skills to set priorities and efficiently complete assigned work. Ability to accurately interpret and utilize basic medical terminology and abbreviations. Ability to manage stress related to patient care issues, and changing organizational climate and personnel issues.