The Medical Assistant will assist with examinations and treatment of patients in a clinic setting. Responsible to take vital signs, weight/height and record information on patient's chart. Prepares treatment rooms and cleans/sterilizes instruments. SD registration as a Medical Assistant REQUIRED.
Clinic hours to be covered are M-F, 7:00 am-5:30 pm. Must be flexible as Full-Time hours may be a combination of 5 hour and 10 hour shifts. The position will also require working 1-2 Saturday shifts per year.
Certification & Recertification REQUIREMENTS
The CMA (AAMA) is considered the gold standard of medical assisting professionalism. The credential represents a medical assistant who has been certified by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). The CMA (AAMA) means a professional edge, increased prestige among colleagues, and greater job security.
The National Board of Examiners -- responsible for many national examinations for physicians—serves as test consultant for the exam. As a result, the reliability, validity, and security of the exam are of the highest order.
A greater number of employers are preferring (or even insisting) that their medical assistants be CMAs (AAMA). The AAMA staff receives 100 or more requests per day to verify that current or potential medical assistant employees are CMAs (AAMA).
Step 1: Find out if you are eligible.
Step 2: Enroll in and complete an accredited medical assisting program.
Step 3: Apply for the exam
Step 4: Prime your e-mail.
Add CMAExam@aama-ntl.org to your approved e-mail list.
Step 5: Schedule an exam appointment
Step 6: Study!
Step 7: Pass the CMA (AAMA) Certification/Recertification Examination.
Step 8: Keep your CMA (AAMA) credential current.
- recertification requirements
For more details on each of these steps, follow this link: http://www.aama-ntl.org/becomeCMA/how.aspx