Clinical Medical Assistant & Phlebotomy Instructor (Henrico Campus)

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Will perform a variety of routine duties, as needed, to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for competent entry-level performance in medical offices, hospitals and other allied health environments, using a variety of teaching methods such as lectures and demonstrations and using audiovisual and technological aids to supplement the presentations

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs performance-based objectives and outlines for course of study following curriculum guidelines and requirements of the college and state and federal initiatives

  • Organizes program of practical and technical instruction, including demonstrations of skills required in the medical assistant profession, and lectures on theory, techniques and terminology

  • Instructs students in subject areas such as use, maintenance and the safe operation of tools and equipment, codes or regulations related to the Clinical Medical Assisting Program

  • Instructs students in the importance of accuracy, neatness, efficiency, resourcefulness and good work habits in obtaining employment as Clinical Medical Assistants

  • Assigns lessons to students and corrects homework; administers tests to evaluate achievement of students in technical knowledge and practical skills

  • Keeps records of daily attendance and student progress; reports to Lead Instructor and Registrar

  • Presents subject matter to students, utilizing a variety of methods and techniques, such as lectures, discussions or demonstrations; ensures use of classroom time is organized and that instruction and clean-up (if applicable) can be accomplished within the allotted time

  • Assists students, individually or in groups, with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts; responds to basic student questions; may initiate study groups in preparation for examinations

  • Enforces classroom protocols, rules and regulations; maintains classroom discipline; utilizes effective classroom management techniques

  • Attends meetings and trainings per requirements of Lead Instructor, Program Chair or Director of Education; participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences and professional development workshops

  • File an appropriate course syllabus for each course taught with the appropriate Program Chair

  • Conduct class evaluations and complete other college evaluations in accordance with college policy

  • Make suggestions to the Program Chair concerning the improvement of the curriculum in keeping with the objectives of the college

  • Complete an annual goals setting and performance review with the Program Chair, approved by the Director of Education

PROFICIENCY IN THE FOLLOWING CLINICAL SKILLS:

  • Aseptic hand washing techniques

  • Using the autoclave to sterilize surgical instruments and supplies

  • Applying universal precautions and OSHA regulations

  • Disinfection of exam room surfaces

  • Creating a surgical field

  • Responding to medical emergencies and basic first aid measures

  • Conducting a patient interview and obtaining a medical history

  • Writing progress notes in the medical record

  • Measuring vital signs of infants, children and adults

  • Assisting a physician with basic and specialized exams

  • Administration of topical, inhaled and oral medications

  • Administration of injected medications, including intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular routes

  • Blood collection techniques, including venipuncture (phlebotomy) and capillary puncture

  • Processing and handling various specimens

  • Disposing of biohazardous waste

  • Obtaining an electrocardiogram

  • Billing and Coding

EDUCATION:

  • Must be a Certified or Registered Medical Assistant through NCCT

  • Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) a plus

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of two (2) years working as a Medical Assistant and clinical experience with the supervision of Certified Medical Assistants

  • Strong background in administration, as well as clinical work, including phlebotomy, EKG, spirometry, vitals, transcription, billing and coding

  • Experience delivering instruction using an interactive approach and/or multi-media technology