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COVID Drive Up Test Site_Medical Assistant

Requisition Number::  41083
Date:  Feb 19, 2021

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  DUKE HOSPITAL

Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.


U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.


Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.


In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.


Duke Nursing Highlights:


  • Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet® organization
  • Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses.
  • Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
  • Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance!


Duke's Drive Up Test Site seeks to hire a New Grad Medical Assistant or Certified Medical Assistant who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together!

Job Duties:
•        Work in an outdoor testing tent environment, including cold or hot temperatures and exposure to outside elements
•        Assisting in daily site setup and breakdown, including moving clinical supplies, office equipment, and outdoor signage
•        Teamwork – work closely with other drive thru staff for efficient operations
•        Proper personal protective equipment (PPE) outlined by the CDC will be provided 
•        Adhere to infection control measures
•        As a team could test as many as 400 patients/day; 5 min appointments
•        Provides clear, timely communication to supervisor if/when situations arise that are not addressed by existing protocols
•        Participates in the development and maintenance of a safe environment
•        Always communicates with patients in a professional manner
•        Follows all safety protocols, wears assigned personal protective equipment and decontaminates workstation as required
•        Accurately registers patients utilizing the EMR. Pays close attention to the details provided by the patient and follows up with the patient as necessary to clarify and ensure accuracy
•        Prints and labels specimen tubes in accordance with protocols
•        Greets patients upon arrival
•        Specimen collection/handling/processing
•        Comfortable in handling and processing specimens related to COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses once collected. Such as bagging and labeling specimens for lab testing
•        CMA license not required upon hire; must obtain within 12 months of hire
•        Ability to travel to different sites based off need, with locations including: Durham, Morrisville, Raleigh
•        Ability to work three weekend shifts per month


Minimum Requirements

•    Certification by AAMA, AMT, NHA-CCMA, NCMA or ARMA required. BLS required. 
•    Will consider Non Certified / Registered MA's; employees will be required to acquire certification within 1 year of hire.


Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh