Certified Medical Assistant Job Description
Certified Medical Assistant professionals perform a variety of administrative and clinical tasks under the direction of an office manager or physician. Administrative duties can include answering telephones, greeting patients, scheduling appointments, filing insurance paperwork and updating medical records.
In addition, Certified Medical Assistants may be required to perform clinical work, such as taking medical histories, recording vital signs or preparing patients for exams. Other clinical tasks might include collecting and preparing lab specimens, performing basic lab tests and sterilizing medical equipment.
Some medical assistants work one-on-one with patients while drawing blood, administering medications, advising on treatment plans, prescribing a specialized diet, removing sutures or changing dressings. Other duties might include ordering supplies and equipment for the medical office.