Medical Assistant

Patient ServicesHPG Gastroenterology Dalton, Georgia


Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

Job Description and Performance Standards

Title: Medical Assistant 577105062, 577125062, 577305062

Department: Hamilton Physician Group -  Gastroenterology 

Reports To: Physician or Nurse Practitioner

Schedule:  8am-5pm Mon - Thurs, 8am-12pm Friday

Status: Full-time


Assists in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician and/or nurse practitioner.   Assists professional staff in the provision of care by preparing patients to be seen by the physician and/or nurse practitioner, and perform specific procedures with appropriate orientation and supervision. Interviews patients, measures vital signs (i.e. pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight and height) and records information on patients’ charts. May be required to collect blood samples, tissue or other laboratory specimens, and prepare them for testing. Explains treatment procedures, medications, diets and physicians instructions to patients. Prepares treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean. Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures related to the practice. Follows standard procedures and/or written instructions to perform the job duties. Demonstrates teamwork to ensure achievement of team, individual, and corporate goals. Provides support to team members and performs other duties as required.


Education: High School graduate, or equivalent

Experience: Graduate from an accredited or governed Medical Assistant program or must have passed Medical Assistant Certification.

Skills: Good oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with patients, physicians and staff members. Ability to interpret and follow oral and written instructions, policies, guidelines and standards. Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively. Intermediate Proficiency level with Microsoft Office: Word and Excel.

Physical, Mental, Environmental and Working Conditions

Works in outpatient clinic and acute health care setting with adult, neonates, pediatric, adolescents and geriatric patients with minor health related medical problems. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items up to 50 pounds. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions. Requires exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids.