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Medical Assistant- Psychiatry (McC) Job in Westerville, Ohio US

Job Summary

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Inc
Westerville, OH
Government and Military
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
Less than 1 Year
Job Reference Code

Medical Assistant- Psychiatry (McC)

About the Job

Medical Assistant- Psychiatry  (McC)

Requisition ID



Nursing Support


Full Time position-Clinic Hours

(1) 40 Hours per week available (1.0 FTE).

Benefits eligible. Position starts at $15.36 an hour.

Medical Assistants (MA) are part of a care team dedicated to the highest quality of care for our pediatric patient population and their families in Ambulatory Services at Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH). The Medical Assistant takes directions and follows orders for delegated duties from a Licensed Physician, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Physician?s Assistant on NCH Medical Staff who are physically present in the clinic. The Medical Assistant may provide direct patient care to the pediatric/adolescent/adult population served within the ambulatory setting. Interventions/tasks performed by the MA must adhere to approved standards of care as defined by Ohio Department of Health and Nationwide Children?s Hospital?s guidelines, policies, procedures and standards.

Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children's Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We're 13,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we'll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children's badge what they do for a living. They'll tell you it's More Than a Job. It's a calling. It's a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children's Hospital. A Place to Be Proud


1. Medical Assistants at Nationwide Children's Hospital assist with the following clinical tasks:
A. Rooming of patients
B. Vital signs
C. Heights and weights
D. Screening questions, transcribing patient or families responses into the medical record such as: Allergies, Pain, Psychosocial, Cultural, and Nutrition.

2. Collects and reports data to a Licensed Professional, including any abnormal findings and documents all findings in the medical record. The MA may not assess, interpret findings or plan care based on the findings.

3. Prepares medical record for patient/family visits, including pre-visit data gathering. Greets patient/families and escorts to exam rooms. Updates patients/families in the waiting area regarding wait time or delays. Assists with general reception filing, record keeping, and copying. Obtains release of information forms and adheres to HIPAA regulations regarding protected health information. Registers and schedules patients.

4. Provides basic supportive care:
A. Nutrition
B. Mobility
C. Elimination




a. High School diploma or equivalent required.

b. Associates degree desirable.

c. Successful completion of a Medical Assisting training program that holds National accreditation from one of the two following national accrediting organizations:

* CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program

* ABHES (Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools)

2. LICENSURE: a. Certification or registration required through one of the two below agencies within one (1) year of hire: * CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) through American Association of Medical Assistants * RMA (Registered as a Medical Assistant) through American Medical Technologists. * If not CMA or RMA at point of hire, one (1) year of previous Medical Assisting experience required and eligible to sit for the CMA/RMA within one (1) year of hire. * Maintaining a current certification with CMA or RMA.

3. Successful passage of an NCH administered math test required prior to hire.

4. Previous Medical Assistant experience, in the pediatric setting highly desirable.

5. Strong written and verbal communications, interpersonal and problem-solving skills and professional behavior in the presence of patients and staff.

6. Successful completion of Unlicensed Assistive Personnel orientation, and skills verification as provided by Nationwide Children's Hospital.

7. Must demonstrate competence as defined in the Medical Assistant responsibilities/skills checklist in providing age appropriate care and services to pediatric patients of all ages and select adult populations.

8. CPR trained (American Heart Association Heart saver with pediatric content) course, or Health Care Provider course or Red Cross equivalent.

9. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and follow HIPAA requirements.

10. Valid Ohio driver's license and transportation required to travel to off-site facilities.

11. Computer familiarity and literacy with general data entry. Ability to learn and be proficient with specific computer programs, systems and Electronic Medical Record documentation.

MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Must be able to see, hear, stand, walk, speak, read and perform manual tasks with or without accommodations, and care for oneself with little or no difficulty. Must be able to independently lift up to 25 lbs. The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

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