Medical Assistant Trainee - UNC Ortho Job at UNC Health Care, Lenoir, NC

  • UNC Health Care
  • Lenoir, NC

Job Description


We are seeking a Medical Assistant I, Certified with the appropriate MA Certification, but will also consider hiring an MA Trainee who will be granted 18 months to obtain their MA certification. To be considered for an MA Trainee role, you must have a high school diploma or GED or be within the final semester of a Medical Assisting Program. You must have six months of clinical experience unless you are a current student within the final semester, or graduate, of an accredited medical assisting program. The MA Trainee is a transitional position for an individual with clinical experience to gain medical assisting experience before certification. The job description and requirements for the Medical Assistant I, Certified role are detailed below.

**Medical Assistants for this position are eligible for our Medical Assistant, Certified commitment incentive program ($3,000 paid in equal installments after the and 12- and 24-month anniversary dates.) Medical Assistants also qualify for a $3000 sign-on bonus paid in the first 30 days of hire with a 52-week payback clause. Learn more here: (

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This is an entry level position for a medical assistant, who has graduated from an accredited medical assisting program, but who has not yet taken a credentialing exam, or who is within their final semester of an accredited medical assisting program. This also is a transitional position for a person with clinical experience to gain medical assisting experience and become credentialed.

The medical assistant trainee provides routine clinical and administrative support to providers and other health care team members in an outpatient clinic setting. Works under the clinical supervision of the provider for patient care activities, and under the general direction of the designated manager/supervisor.


Performs rooming and/or intake process, collecting and data, including vital signs, height, weight, and data related to patient’s reason for visit. Collects patient and family data, including medical and social history.

Assists the provider as directed, during treatments, examinations and procedures.

Collects specimens and performs phlebotomy.

Provides patient with after-visit, follow-up, self-care or procedural instructions and/or educational materials as directed.

Prepares, cleans, stocks and maintains exam and treatment rooms.

Assists with patient registration, check in/check out, appointment scheduling, and scheduling of tests and treatments, and referrals.

Other Information

Other information:

Education Requirements:

● Requires high school diploma or GED or within the final semester of a Medical Assisting Program

Licensure/Certification Requirements:

● Must obtain their Medical Assistant credentials within 18 months of hire

Professional Experience Requirements:

● Six months clinical experience preferred unless current student within final semester or graduate of an accredited medical assisting program.

Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Caldwell Memorial Hospital

Organization Unit: UNC Ortho

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Salary Range: $15.00 - $21.41 per hour (Hiring Range)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Lenoir

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Full time, Traineeship, Relocation bonus,

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