To demonstrate skill objectives, coach and assess competency of medical assistant students on psychomotor and affective clinical skills in preparation for employment in the health care field. The philosophy of Harrison College requires that such training be conducted in a professional manner to meet the needs of the student and the employer in accordance with local, state and federal regulations, and accreditation standards.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in administrative and clinical medical assisting, while displaying a working knowledge of HIPAA laws and accreditation standards, including MAERB, CAAHEP, ACICS, HLC, and state departments of education.
- Display an ability to apply contemporary health science theories as a member of the professional health care team, and display mastery of current technology commonly used in ambulatory care facilities.
- Provide a safe learning environment while adhering to local, state and federal regulations. Manage and maintain lab equipment and supplies. Conduct equipment set-up and inventory, coordinate equipment calibration and repair, maintain supply inventory, maintain equipment and supply logs, comply with OSHA regulations (including MSDS), CDC recommendations, standard operating procedures, and clinical controls for CLIA waived tests, and monitor regulation and disposal of sharps and hazardous medical waste. Perform equipment and supply needs assessment and arrange for shipment and return.
- Score competency performance in a timely manner and provide feedback to assist the students in future assessments. Maintain consistency in grading and evaluation procedures.
- Assist the supervisor in the evaluation of students at their externship sites as assigned.
- Relate to students in a fair, courteous, and professional manner. Encourage students to possess a business attitude, physically and mentally.
- Train students by developing skills in those areas in which the instructor is qualified to teach according to an approved course syllabus.
- Recognize differences in learning ability in individual students and assist in developing techniques to help them reach their potential. Encourage students to seek the instructor’s help and work willingly and tactfully with those students experiencing difficulty in mastery of subjects taught
- Attend faculty, staff, and in-service meetings as required. Attend commencement exercises and other related school functions.
- Make use of approved textbooks and augment the material with pertinent examples and exercises that have practical applications.
- Maintain current knowledge of the health career field through interaction with local medical business firms, participate in professional organizations that relate to the subjects taught, and read current professional periodicals; incorporate this knowledge into the student training process. Attend job-related seminars and workshops.
- Complete reports as required by the Program Coordinator or Dean in an accurate and timely manner.
- Perform other related duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator or Dean.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Travel may be required.
Minimum of an associate’s degree required, bachelor degree preferred. Prefer a minimum of three (3) years of health care experience in an ambulatory health care setting performing administrative and clinical procedures of medical assisting. Candidate must have current certification as a AAMA Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or AMT Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) credential. Candidate must have knowledge of State Medical Practice Laws in relationship to Medical Assistants. Teaching experience to be provided when hired. Prefer: CPR Instructor Certification with the American Heart Association.
The employee must provide documentation of the following per current CDC guidelines:
· Proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or sign a waiver.
· Proof of TB test or chest x-ray (current within the last year).
· Proof of immunizations, documentation of disease or titers for tetanus (current within the last 7 years), MMR, polio, and varicella.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to create and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and will work near moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.