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Medical Assistant (CMA or RMA) 

Category Clinical  


Under direct supervision of the Practice Manager, employee will be responsible for performing various clerical duties, assisting with scheduling and assisting with patient care when necessary. This position is an integral part of the patient care team and requires the ability to work effectively with Providers and ancillary staff to deliver high quality, compassionate patient care. Under direct supervision of the Practice Manager, will be responsible for assessment, care, and education of patients in the primary care setting. This position must have basic knowledge of primary care symptom management to be able to assess, plan, and deliver timely and appropriate care. May also perform general office duties (keyboarding, filing, telephone, computer and office equipment) as required by the practice.


Works under the direct supervision of the Practice Manager.




  • An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential duties: (These examples do not include all of the duties which the employee may be expected to perform).
  • Greets patients and/or family, takes vital signs, obtains/reviews medical, social, surgical and medication history, and allergy information. Prepares patient for examination, performs procedures (in office labs: urinalysis, pregnancy testing, strep screens; electrocardiogram (EKG's), tuberculosis (TB) testing, etc.) and reports results to providers. Communicates information regarding testing, procedures and follow up care to patient in a clear, concise and professional manner.
  • Accurately documents all patient information in the electronic medical record according to current guidelines.
  • Administers medications as prescribed by provider. Assists provider with examinations and procedures.
  • Prepares and cleans the patient area, sets up equipment, cleans and facilitates room set up after a procedure. Disposes of contaminated supplies and sterilizes medical instruments.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires sitting, bending, walking, lifting, and standing. Position requires adherence to strict time frames and deadlines at times without complete information regarding alternatives, legislative intent or regulatory issues.Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position. Is able to move freely about the department. Overall vision is necessary; including reading, depth perception, close-up work and must have a peripheral field of vision. Hearing and speech on the phone as well as in person are necessary. Must be able to communicate verbally in person, on the phone and in writing. Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake. Must follow MidMichigan Community Health Services bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Works in a clinic environment with exposure to noise, temperature discomfort and lighting inadequacies.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location MidMichigan Health Park - Houghton Lake  
Open Date 6/15/2022  
Position Medical Assistant (CMA or RMA)  
Position Requirements


All of the following functions, qualifications, knowledge, skills, abilities (KSA’s) and duties are essential. An employee in this class, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following:

  • Skill in use of calculator, copy machine and computers.
  • Ability to answer telephone calls and speak to patients pleasantly and courteously.
  • Ability to deal with difficult situations positively.
  • Ability to accept and perform other duties when needed.
  • Basic knowledge of correct English usage, spelling and punctuation.
  • Basic knowledge of modern office practices, materials and procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of medical practice and examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision.
  • Ability to compare names and numbers accurately and to make arithmetical computations.
  • Ability to write neatly and legibly.
  • Ability to learn routines and procedures quickly.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Some knowledge of insurance requirements and procedures.


  • Completion of Certified or Registered Medical Assistant training program, and eligible to take exam.


  • Basic Life Support
  • Registered or Certified Medical Assistant

Post Internal Days 0  
About the Organization MidMichigan Community Health Services is a federally-qualified rural community health center (FQHC) based in Houghton Lake, Michigan. We provide primary and specialty health care for all, with a particular emphasis on access for the underserved.

Our organization was founded by concerned residents in the early 1970s to address the severe shortage of primary care in our area. We are still run by a local volunteer board of directors, helping to ensure that our services meet the community's needs.

We focus on preventive health care, health education, counseling and health promotion. Our mission is to provide you medical care that is:

High Quality



Easy for all to access

We believe that quality health care is a right and should be provided to all people regardless of age, sex, race or financial status. We treat patients and visitors with respect, dignity and confidentiality. We also emphasize personalized, family-oriented care and will coordinate medical services to help you receive timely, consistent followup for all your health care needs, including physical, mental and emotional needs.

Our facilities include:

MidMichigan Health Park - Houghton Lake

MidMichigan Urgent Care - Houghton Lake

MidMichigan Medical Offices - Roscommon

MidMichigan Medical Offices - Beaverton

We also partner with schools in Houghton Lake and Roscommon, Michigan to provide school-based health centers.

MidMichigan Community Health Services is affiliated with MidMichigan Health, which has been named one of the nation's 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics in 2016.

We are also a member of both the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) and the  

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