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Medical Assistant - Oncology



At St. Lawrence Health, we are dedicated to getting health care right. Our robust benefits and total rewards foster employee wellbeing, professional development and personal growth. We care for your career while caring for the community.


The Medical Assistant performs a mixture of both clerical administrative medical assisting, as well as clinical medical office assisting in Primary and/or Specialty care settings. The Certified Medical Assistant works in collaboration with licensed physicians and mid-level providers (NP/PA’s), and reports to a Physician Practice Manager. This position may be required to float to other clinics as needed.

Canton-Potsdam Hospital is a warm and caring not-for-profit community healthcare facility that's certified for 94 beds. Our mission is to provide exceptional healthcare services to the community. Within our welcoming walls, you'll find a wide array of core programs in emergency medicine, acute care, hospitalist medicine, and critical care. But that's just the beginning. We're not just a hospital; we're a beacon of health and wellness in the North Country. We proudly offer outpatient health services in Brasher Falls, Canton, Colton, Gouverneur, Massena, Norfolk, and Potsdam, NY.

STATUS: Per Diem

LOCATION: Canton Potsdam Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Cancer Center/Oncology

SCHEDULE: 9.5 Hour Shifts, Variable


  • Required: Medical Assistant Certification

  • Preferred: Associates Degree from MA program


Clerical/Administrative Duties:

  • Greeting patients. Answering phones. Scheduling appointments into appropriate time slots, based on brief patient interview. Assisting with provider EHR document time management, to assure providers have time in schedule to complete all EHR documents within CPH regulated 24-hour time period. Assisting first time patient in completing medical history questionnaire, entering such data into EHR, and all record filing and preparation for chart. This position also includes collecting co-payments, and carrying out prior authorizations and referral processes. Other clerical duties as necessary.

Clinical Assistant Duties:

  • Rooming patients, taking accurate vital signs and recording same in EHR, and prepares patient for examination by provider. Assists the Provider during examinations, as directed by provider, as a ‘second pair of hands’. Reinforces provider instructions and education to patient. Gathers medical equipment needed for exam, sets up procedural trays per provider instructions, and properly disposes of used equipment/ linens per CPH policy. Cleans exam table and room after patient exam, per CPH policy. Comfortable with basic medical support procedures as per provider orders, tending to lab work or culture collection as directed and readying for courier pick-up, and properly addressing basic office procedures. Assuring that all medications given on site by nurse or provider have the proper lot number and expiration date entered into EHR, and patient is given written instructions/patient education explaining any medications given per the provider in clinic. Note: It is outside the MA scope of practice to dispense any medications, but recording of lot numbers, etc. paperwork is inside the scope of practice. Schedules medical tests or referrals per provider instructions, either by telephone or computer.

Medical Documentation:

  • Accompanies provider into the patient examination area to transcribe into the EMR documentation of medical processes including, but not limited to: History and physical, any procedures performed by provider, diagnostic and procedural activity performed by provider, instructions and prescriptions for care team follow up and discharge/follow up information for the patient and the care team. Ensures that all documentation entered into the EMR is noted as transcribed by the CMA and that the provider signs to acknowledge documentation is accurate as required by federal/state and CMS regulations and DNV certification. Provide effective and timely communication or documentation to care team to ensure follow up


  • Works with directors, providers and nursing staff to resolve clerical or patient flow/time management, as well as quality control issues. Assures open, honest levels of communication are upheld in all encounters, maintains strict confidentiality, and maintains very friendly, warm and inviting atmosphere in patient waiting areas, office, and lobby. Works well in a complimentary fashion with other staff members and providers. Upholding CPH’s standards of professionalism, standards of behavior and organizational policies.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.

PAY RANGE: $18.90 - $27.43

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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