• Medical Assistant

    Posted Date 4 days ago(5/18/2018 8:01 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Patient Care
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    REP UAMS NW Springdale Nursing Services
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) is a trained member of the clinic team who supports the on-going delivery of care. The RMA works under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager.  The RMA will perform tasks and duties that will include but not be limited to providing direct patient care by checking and recording vital signs, assisting providers with minor surgeries, injections, lab tests and other office procedures.  This person will document information related to a patient’s present illness, update medications, family and social history, diagnostic reports and other pertinent data in the electronic medical records.  He/she schedules special procedures and physician consultations with appropriate referral information including prior authorization for commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.  This person will maintain good working relationships with patients, physicians and co-workers.  He/she will be required to float between both clinics (Springdale and Fayetteville).  This position will require rotation through the night clinic.




    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Leave Time:
      • 11 Paid holidays annually
      • Vacation leave varies by position and status
      • 12 days of sick leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.



    • Prepares patients for clinic visits by obtaining vitals and entering data into the EHR; accompanying patient to assigned exam room; obtaining patient HPI; updating active problems and medication lists, and updating allergies and past surgical and medical history.
    • Communicates brief summary of reason for patient’s visit to provider.
    • Gathers and places supplies and instruments appropriate for anticipated exams and/or procedure, based on stated reason for appointment or information gleaned during the intake.
    • Assists the provider with patient care, to include injections, EKG’s, spirometry, procedures, dressing changes, wound care, etc.
    • Escorts patient to clinic lab or radiology, if needed, and monitors progress to ensure prompt return to exam room upon completion.
    • Enters verbal orders for providers when patient load on schedule demands additional data entry support.
    • Reinforces patient education and instructions at conclusion of visit.
    • Assists patient in scheduling follow-up appointments.
    • Directs patients to PCT/Referral Coordinator when outgoing referral is ordered by provider. 
    • Works with residents and clinic attending(s) to maintain a timely flow of patients.
    • Exhibits competency with technical skills and EHR documentation.
    • Exhibits professionalism by maintaining a positive working relationship with patients, providers and employees.




    • Pulls prescription refill requests that are received via electronic transmission, fax, or on the nurses’ voice mail and forwards to the desk tops of nurses assigned to this task.
    • Schedules outside procedures and diagnostic tests.
    • Completes pre-certifications and prior authorizations.
    • Remains cognizant of and maximizes the scope of practice for a Registered Medical Assistant. 
    • Contributes to the education of residents and students of various disciplines as they rotate through the clinic.
    • Enhances his/her professional growth and development through continuing education opportunities.




    • Other duties as assigned


    High School diploma/GED plus completion of Medical Assistant training from an accredited program. Must have certificate and registration card validating RMA credentials. Experience in an ambulatory care setting preferred. Must have a working knowledge of computers and electronic medical records. Certification in basice life support and phlebotomy skills preferred.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 51 - 99 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Frequently
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp objects/tools


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