Medical Assistant 2 - West Palm Beach at University of Miami in West Palm Beach, Florida

Posted in Other 17 days ago.

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In the UHealth clinic in West Palm Beach is seeking a full time Medical Assistant 1. The Medical Assistant 1 assists in the examination and treatment of patients, under the direction of a physician. Moreover, the incumbent interviews patients, measures vital signs, and records information on patients' charts. The Medical Assistant 1 also draws and collects blood samples from patients and prepares specimens for laboratory analysis.

Caring Science

The Medical Assistant (MA) 2 provides overall care with loving kindness. As a member of the team, the MA 2 will utilize creative methods to support patient's individual needs and respect patient's spiritual beliefs, faith, and practices.

Encourages patients to speak honestly about their feelings, no matter what they are feeling. The MA 2 creates a safe comfortable environment that allows the patient to heal physically and spiritually. Establishes a trusting relationship by creating and maintaining a conducive climate for healing by being authentically present to the patient and family, identifying and managing discomforts, providing emotional support.

Organization and Work Role Functions

Prioritizes and integrates multiple requests and work expectations by performing tasks appropriately, in a timely manner safely and professionally. Communicates clearly and in a timely manner to patient and family, as well as the appropriate team members. Seeks assistance when needed.

Contributes to team building by participating in unit/clinic programs and meetings. Commits to positive morale, using constructive and effective conflict resolution skills. Learns and utilizes available technology resources for communication, documentation, and locating pertinent information regarding clinical situations, diagnosis, and treatments.

Attains educational knowledge and competencies that reflects current clinical practice skills. Demonstrates commitment to lifelong learning and is responsible for his/her own professional development and maintenance of knowledge regarding the patient population and assignments.

Ensures compliance with all State and Federal regulatory guidelines to include Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Meets diverse communication needs of patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).

Professional Practice

Performs professionally within their clinical scope of practice skills utilizing State, Federal, and University of Miami's standards, guidelines, relevant statues, rules, and regulations. Incorporates protocols and standards of care into daily practice.

Accepts and provides focused constructive feedback and guidance with loving kindness in a manner that provides growth and maintains self-esteem.

Core Duties and Qualifications

  • Abides by the standards for ethical behavior, therapeutic communication and protecting the privacy of patient information.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic medical terminology.

  • Assists providers with physical examinations by preparing treatment/exam room with proper supplies, instruments, and materials, as directed.

  • Understands the importance of medical and surgical asepsis. Prepares patients for physician's care with basic instruction and information regarding examination procedures.

  • Performs routine laboratory tests.

  • Perform vital signs, EKG, phlebotomy, and document in patient's medical record.

  • Observes and reports patient's signs or symptoms changes.

  • Administers medication safely as directed by the physician. Assists in patient care activities such as walking.

  • Escorts and transports patients to various hospital locations.

  • Cleans and/or sterilizes medical instruments while observing principles of sterile technique.

  • Schedules patients for tests and completes required forms for laboratory work.

  • Provides patient with provider's care instructions and information.

  • Maintains accurate and complete patient records and documentation. Orders, stocks, and inventories supplies, and assists in performing clerical duties.

  • Adheres to University and unit-level Policies & Procedures and safeguards University's assets.

*Note: Designee in charge of the unit shall assign specific functions and competencies pertinent to the unit. Physician in charge shall review and sign-off all Medical Assistant's competencies and evaluations.

Important Note: Medical Assistants 2 (MA 2) working in Hospital-based units will not perform any type of medication administration.

This list of duties and responsibilities are not intended to be all-inclusive, it may expand to include others, as necessary.



  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Graduate from an approved Medical Assistant educational program recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).

Note: (If MA presently has, an active MA certification, school verification and exceptions may apply.)

Certification and Licensing:

  • Approved MA Certifications:

  • CMA- Certified Medical Assistant - American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)®

  • RMA- Registered Medical Assistant - American Medical Technologists (AMT)

  • CCMA- Certified Clinical Medical Assistant- National Healthcare Association (NHA)

  • NCMA - National Certified Medical Assistant (NHA - NCCT)

  • NRCMA - Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NAHP)

  • MA - Medical Assistant without an approved certification must:

    • provide proof of completion, from an approved educational program

    • sign an Agreement Statement, stating candidate shall obtain a National wide or Statewide MA certification no more than 12 months from the date of hire.

Additional certification:

  • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers

  • HIV & AIDS Certification: Florida HIV/AIDS Healthcare Professional Continue Education (CE) Certification


  • Minimum of 2 years previous experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes:

  • Strong, effective communication skills with patients, families, and clinical team

  • Ability to adapt and exhibit flexibility to handle new, different, or changing environments

  • Demonstrates strong time management skills to prioritize and act proactively

  • Ability to uphold professional ethics and maintain patient confidentiality

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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