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Medical Assistant - OBGYN - West Penn

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Assists physicians and extenders in providing proper medical care for patients.  May assist as receptionist if working in a physician practice setting.


  • Rooms and interviews patients to obtain medical information and to measure their vital signs, weight, and height. Records information in the medical record. (40%)
  • Helps physicians examine and treat patients, handing them instruments and materials or performing such tasks as giving injections. (25%)
  • Prepares treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the room stocked and cleaned, reordering supplies, and disposing of biohazard supplies. (10%)
  • Schedules procedures and obtains authorizations as necessary. (15%)
  • May collect blood, tissue, or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing; give injections. (5%)
  • Utilizes EHR system to perform front-office duties. (5%).



  • High School / GED
  • CPR certification.
  • Medical Assistant Certification; employees will be required to become certified within 16 months of employment. Employee must be ready to sit for company proctored exam when qualified at month 13 and will have until the end of month 16 of employment to pass the exam. Employee will be allowed up to 3 attempts to pass exam before having to relinquish role and look to be placed into another role where certification is not required, should a role exist at that time. 


  • Associate's Degree
  • 1- 3 years’ nursing or medical assistant experience.
  • Medical Assistant certification.

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and

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