Medical Assistant
Washington, DC
$28,848 - $45,946 (Glassdoor est.)
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Rating Highlights
Compensation & Benefits : 3.8
Culture & Values : 3.6
Career Opportunities : 3.7
Work/Life Balance : 3.4
Job & Company Insights
Job Type : Full-time
Job Function : medical assistant
Industry : Health Care
Size : 10000+ Employees

General Summary of Position:

Performs a variety of patient care related activities to assist physicians, physician extenders and nursingstaff in the ambulatory setting.


Education, Trainings or Certifications Required:

  • High school graduate or equivalent GED. Completion on Nursing Assistant/Medical Assistant course strongly preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Phlebotomy training/certification preferred.
  • Certification by an Accredited Professional Organization, i.e. National Healthcareer Association (NHA), American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) preferred. If not certified at the date of hire must become certified within six months of hire date.
  • CPR certification required.


  • 6 months experience in health care setting, preferably an outpatient setting.
  • Experience with electronic health records preferred.
  • Knowledge of examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Skill in assisting in a variety of treatments and as directed.
  • Skill in taking vital signs maintaining records and recording results.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patient, medical staff and the public.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to read, understand and respond to detailed oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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