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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Nephrology Associates of Central Maine
Physical Address
710 Main St
Lewiston, ME 04240
Job Description









JOB TITLE:   Medical Assistant


GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for providing professional nursing care to clinic patients under supervision of physicians and Patient/Clinical Services Manager. Perform Medical Secretary duties and Medical record duties.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to Practice Manager






  1. Assesses patients general condition and takes vital signs and weight.


  1. Assists physicians with examinations, diagnostic procedures and treatments.


  1. Provides basic patient care as ordered.


  1. Documents all activities and interventions, patient and family responses, medication, etc., in the medical record.


  1. Promotes wellness by providing patient education materials, communicating physician advise, and instructions.


  1. Adheres to infection control, safety guidelines, and confidentiality policies.



  1. Assist with a variety of clerical and filing duties including the monitoring of the GFI in the EHR and indexing of documents within the file folders in the EMR.


  1. Other tasks as assigned.


The job holder must demonstrate current competencies applicable to job position.




  1. Knowledge of basic nursing principles and protocols.


  1. Knowledge of policies and procedures related to infection control, environmental safety and patient confidentiality


  1. Knowledge of medical chart reporting, HER, and records.




  1. Skill in appropriate assessment and assistance techniques.


  1. Skill in appropriate use of universal precautions, safe workplace and confidentiality methods.


  1. Skill in health information management by appropriately charting patient data.




  1. Ability to work effectively as team members with physicians and other staff.


  1. Ability to appropriately interact with patients, families, staff and others.


  1. Ability to flexibly respond to changing demands.




Combination of office and exam offices.  Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations.  Hepatitis B vaccination and TB test required.




Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, and reaching. Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and to lift 100 pounds. Occassional stress from workload. Must be able to use a variety of office equipment including phone, writing instruments, PC, fax and medical equipment including stethoscope, scales, and  blood pressure cuff.



This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements.  Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.


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