• Medical Assistant - School Health Services

    Posted: 09/13/2020

    Medical Assistant - School Health Services

    Posted Date3 months ago(6/2/2020 11:39 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Nursing Support


    Medical Assistant - School Based Health Clinics 


    Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm


    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 is directly responsible to the Program Manager or Supervisor for the work unit, and has daily reporting responsibilities to the lead Registered Nurse present in the clinic. The Medical Assistant takes directions and follows orders for delegated duties from a Licensed Physician, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Physicians’ 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 school setting. The MA will provide the highest quality of care. Verification of skill competency may include initial and annual verification for specific procedures. 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. In compliance with the Ohio Administrative Code (set forth at OAC 4731-23-02(B), a Medical Assistant is considered an Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP). MAs hired in School Health Services, following training and demonstration of competency for the selected skill, may perform additional procedures/duties while working in School Health Services.


    In addition to the principal duties and responsibilities listed in the MA job description, the following procedures/duties may be performed by the MA under the supervision and direction of a School Health Services APN:

    • Serves as a witness to patient exams, as appropriate.

    • Transports lab specimens and immunizations from clinic to lab, when necessary.

    • Registers patients for visits.

    • Accepts referral from school nurse and communicates to APN.

    • Works with school staff to locate students for appointments.

    • Works in accordance with building protocol to provide passes to students missing class for appointments

    • Escorts students back to class when necessary.

    • Works with school staff to coordinate entrance for non-student patients from the community.

    • Links patients with hospital and community agencies to provide care coordination, including setting up transportation and scheduling appointments.

    • Collaborates with members of the quality improvement team, NCH school health staff and school personnel to track metrics of success for school health services. Researches and compiles data for reports and tables.

    • In collaboration with leadership, establishes effective vehicles of communication across internal and external parties involved in school health related initiatives. Communicates problems and resolutions to NCH APN and NCH school health liaison.

    • Establishes and maintains appropriate departmental records, procedures and documentation. Assists in the development of a procedural manual as team members define standards and processes.

    • Promotes the organization and the clinic to the community and school. This may require occasional attendance at night, evening and weekend events at the school.

    • Valid Ohio driver’s license and transportation required to travel to off-site facilities; evidence of insurance required.




    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.


    EOE M/F/Disability/Vet.

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