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Catholic Health Initiatives Certified Medical Assistant II in Lexington, Kentucky


CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health includes 275 providers delivering quality care to patients across 88 locations in central and eastern Kentucky. Our full service network delivers a variety of Primary Care Services including Family Internal Geriatric and Pediatric Medicine in addition to several specialties to deliver custom care based on the unique needs of our patients.


Job Summary / Purpose

Under the direction of the health care provider, Medical Assistant II is responsible for the delivery of patient care that promotes the safety and wellbeing of all patients. Accurately preforms preliminary physical tests such as: measures blood pressure, records weight, temperature, pulse and respirations and other measures as directed by established clinical protocols.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Perform general patient care by following established standards and procedures.

  2. Greet and prepare patients for the health care provider.

  3. Obtain and record vital signs including but not limited to, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, height, weight, drug allergies, and current medications and presenting problem.

  4. May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.

  5. Administer ordered medications and/or vaccines via oral, injection, topically, rectal, ophthalmic, and/or inhalant administration.

  6. May perform routine tests including but not limited to EKG’s.

  7. Schedule patients for diagnostic testing and follows up to ensure completion of testing.

  8. Communicate with patient regarding test results and plan of care by phone or mail as directed by physician.

  9. Prepare, clean and sterilize instruments and maintain equipment; keep patient exam rooms stocked, clean and orderly; dispose of contaminated items according to protocol.

  10. Document patient plan(s) of care, tests and examination results in the medical record as directed by the provider.

  11. Escalate non-routine issues, questions and/or concerns to the practice manager or healthcare provider(s).

  12. Ensure safety checklists/quality controls are completed as required.

  13. Provide for patient safety and protection of patient privacy rights.

  14. Other duties as assigned by management.


Minimum Qualifications

Required Education and Experience

High School Diploma (or GED equivalent) and graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant program. May require specialized training such as Non-Certified Radiologic Technician (NCT).

Required Licensure and Certifications

  • Current/valid Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification required or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) required if applicable.

  • BLS – CPR certification required within 5 days

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Training

  • 2 years Medical Assistant experience.

  • Ability to perform urine drug screens, administer injections.

  • Ability to effectively communicate to staff and patients.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures.

  • Through knowledge of the meaning and use of medical terminology and abbreviations.

  • Demonstrate sound judgment and composure with the ability to take appropriate action in questionable or emergency situations.

  • Maintains a positive, caring attitude towards patients.

  • Good computer skills using a medical management application.

  • Possess a strong work ethic and a high level or professionalism.


Pay Range

$17.04 - $23.43 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.