Feb 10, 2024

Medical Assistant II -Special Procedures - Somerville - FT

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Somerville, MA, USA
Full-Time Nurse

Job Description

Atrius Health

Atrius Health, an innovative healthcare leader, delivers an effective system of connected care for more than 690,000 adult and pediatric patients at 30 medical practice locations in eastern Massachusetts. Atrius Health's 645 physicians and primary care providers, along with 420 additional clinicians, work in close collaboration with hospital partners, community specialists and skilled nursing facilities. Our vision is to transform care to improve lives. Atrius Health provides high-quality, patient-centered, coordinated, cost effective care to every patient we serve. By establishing a solid foundation of shared decision making, understanding and trust with each of its patients, Atrius Health enhances their health and enriches their lives. Atrius Health is part of Optum, a health services company focused on building the leading value-based care system in the country.


Under general supervision provides direct clinical and clerical support to medical and surgical specialty clinicians (and other procedural based departments). Provides medical assistant support to physicians or advanced practice clinicians for both office visits as well as in operative and surgical procedures. Is technically proficient in all aspects of equipment and instruments related to GYN procedures. Performs tasks such as assisting in room preparation and turnover, maintenance of a sterile environment, and assisting the clinicians with minor operative and surgical procedures. May operate specialized equipment. Also performs general medical assistant support for pre and post procedural office visits including advanced level support tasks.


High School diploma or equivalency certificate (e.g. GED, HiSET, TASC Test) from an accredited institution or governmental unit or a Medical Assistant Certification required. Associate's degree in medical assisting or graduate of medical assistant certification program preferred.

A bachelor's or other non-clinical degree combined with an interest in healthcare and excellent problem-solving, multi-tasking, technology-literate skill sets can at times be substituted for medical assistant certification or work experience.

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) may be required based on specialty.


Experience typically acquired through three years in a clinical setting with at least one as a Medical Assistant. Computer experience required with the ability to use word processing and spreadsheet programs. Electronic medical record (EMR) experience and/or aptitude to master the EMR based on other technology experience required.


Able to communicate in a professional and appropriate manner. Demonstrates high level of skill in cleaning, maintenance and usage of specialized equipment relevant to the department and position. Knowledge of sharps and biohazard materials. Proficient in setting up a sterile field. Understands how to assist with department specific procedures such as FNA (Fine Needle Aspirations). Able to work with lab specimens. Knowledge of operating autoclave asserts and what to do if the assert fails. Exceptional patient service awareness and skills. Ability to provide a high level of customer service a must.

Atrius Health is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity. All patients, employees, applicants, and other constituents of Atrius Health will be treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, marital/domestic partner status, parental status, sexual orientation and gender identity and/or expression, or other dimensions of diversity.

Excellent benefits Include:

* Up to 8% company retirement contribution,

* Generous Paid Time Off

* 10 paid holidays,

* Paid professional development,

* Generous health and welfare benefit package

Atrius Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting or any other employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, military service or application for military service, veteran or disability status.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO); and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state


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