Medical Assistant - WNC Pediatric & Adolescent Care
WestCare Health System - Sylva, NC

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Summary : The function of this position is to assist physicians at WNC Pediatric & Adolescent Care in the treatment of patients.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Medical Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses or Registered Nurses will be considered for this position. Will consider individuals with an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills: Must have the ability to work independently, have strong oral skills, good basic math skills and be computer literate.

Experience: Prefer two years experience working as a medical assistant in a physician's office.

Physical Requirements : Extended periods of walking, standing, bending and stooping may be required. Ability to do repetitive work, keyboarding and writing. Ability to hear clearly for vital signs and have visual acuity necessary for computer use. Ability to lift 25 pounds.

Working Environment: Potential exposure to patients who may be physically or verbally abusive. Potential exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous materials. This position may require the use of personal protective equipment during several patient and equipment related activities. Occasionally exposed to noise and unpleasant odors. May be required to work long hours.

WestCare Health System shall endeavor to make starting and quitting times as desirable and convenient as possible; however, the workload shall be the determining factors. Overtime should be expected.