Sample Medical Assistant Resume

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A medical assistant provides both administrative support and basic laboratory assistance to a medical office. While there are few if any clinical responsibilities for an individual in this field, there is still patient interaction in terms of customer service and communication. A medical assistant should have excellent organizational skills, good interpersonal communication abilities, and knowledge of confidentiality laws and procedures in their region.

A medical assistant resume should highlight not only related work experience but also education and certifications. An aspiring assistant needs to have completed at least a two-year degree program that has been endorsed by a certifying body in the field. Any resume that lacks these credentials is likely to be discarded outright by potential employers. A series of three different medical assistant resume format choices are presented below, with each one tailored to a different experience level in the field.

Entry-Level Resume

A medical assistant who is just starting out on this career path can still put together an impressive resume despite a lack of work assistance. At this level, organizational skills should be the focus, as should any volunteer or temporary employment in a healthcare facility. The medical assistant resume example presented below highlights a temporary administrative position in a hospital, which provided skills that can translate very well to this position.

MARK WAYNE

33 Hatching Drive
Newark, NJ 07101
Tel: (973) 145-8811 / Email: [email]


SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Energetic, patient, and detail-oriented certified medical assistant with knowledge of patient care needs and federal confidentiality mandates. Knowledgeable of bookkeeping and filing practices, scheduling systems, and data entry. Typing speed of 70 words per minute.

Clinical skills include certification in first aid and CPR. Knowledge of proper injection routines and ability to perform vitals. Familiarity with HIPAA regulations and practices encouraged by the New Jersey State Medical Board.


EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
FLETCHER WILLIAMS HOSPITAL, Trenton, New Jersey January 2014-Present
Office Assistant
  • Serve as administrative aid for urban medical office
  • Schedule appointments and make reminder calls to patients
  • Maintain professional correspondence for doctors
  • Ensure cleanliness and orderliness of office environment and patient records
  • Periodically assist with medical preparations

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS (AAMA)
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) , 2013
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification , 2013
TRENTON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
High School Diploma , 2012
REFERENCES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Mid-Level Professional Resume

Resumes for mid-level medical assistants should include a minimum of three to five years of experience, which shows a dedication to the position and a willingness to remain current with all relevant certifications. The medical assistant resume sample below presents two different organizations in the work experience section and also makes note of the date that Ms. Plante received her first certification. This allows a potential employer to track exactly how dedicated to the field she has been over the years.

Maureen Plante
21 Reale Place, Newark, NJ 07101
Home: (973) 881-2213 | Cell: (973) 318-5062 | [email]

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

  • Hardworking and responsible medical assistant with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. High degree of personal integrity and compassion for patients. Commitment to quality of service and institutional excellence. Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Qualifications include certification as a medical assistant and proficiency with basic life support. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and multiple scheduling programs. Typing speed of 75 words per minute. Excellent phone demeanor and ability to remain professional under stressful situations.

Expertise

  • Administrative management
  • Patient communication and support
  • Medical reception responsibilities
  • Injections and immunizations
  • Personal medical assistance
  • Filing and institutional organization
  • Calendar management
  • Patient charts

  • Medical Assistant Experience


    WITTERTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – Newark, NJ
    Medical Assistant , January 2012-Present
    Perform administrative and clinical tasks which support health professionals. Assist in providing primary healthcare and patient management.
    Key Responsibilities:
    • Clinical Assistance: Prepare examination and treatment rooms with medical instruments and patient paperwork. Assist with patient transfer as necessary. Take patient vital signs. Provide emergency medical assistance.
    • Administrative Responsibilities: Maintain stock of medical supplies and order replacements. Ensure that waiting room is kept clean and organized. Maintain clinical calendars and office correspondence.
    NEW JERSEY STATE HOSPITAL SYSTEM – Trenton, NJ
    Medical Assistant, July 2011-January 2012
    Trainee Nurse, March 2010-July 2011
    Hired as a trainee nurse to serve as part of the hospital medical team. Moved to medical assistant following receipt of certification. Assisted healthcare professionals and nursing staff in patient and administrative management.
    Key Responsibilities:
    • Clinical Management: Advised patients about medications and special diets. Prepared exam rooms for patients. Took patient histories. Explained specialized procedures to patients and families.
    • Administrative Assistance: Maintained patient records. Ensured compliance with HIPAA regulations and compliance laws. Maintained clinical calendars and schedules.

    Education & Credentials


    RUTGERS UNIVERSITY – New Brunswick, NJ
    BA in Health Sciences, May 2009

    AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS (AAMA)
    Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), 2011

    AMERICAN RED CROSS
    Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, 2008

    Experienced Professional Resume

    Experienced medical assistants likely have at least seven years or more of experience in this specific field and have made a career out of working in medicine at a basic level. Highlighting extended training in your medical assistant resume, such as a college degree helps to prove that you are serious about this work. The medical assistant sample resume below lists three different work experiences and a college degree, all of which are common on a resume at this level.

    Stacy MacIntyre
    [email]
    50 Depot Square
    Newark, NH 07101
    Cell: 973.565.2011


    MEDICAL ASSISTANT
    Motivated | Attentive to Detail | Patient-Oriented
    Organized | Medically Knowledgeable


    Highly experienced and motivated medical assistant seeks a position which can help improve healthcare delivery to needy patients. Strong fund of medical knowledge, excellent computer and calendar organization skills. Terrific customer service and communication abilities.


    CORE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
  • Charting expertise
  • Grooming and bathing assistance
  • Document procedures
  • Injections and immunizations
  • Imparting medical knowledge to patients
  • Medical procedures
  • Medical terminology
  • Problem solving
  • Office administration
  • Interpersonal communication

  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Medical Assistant
    Newark Hospice and Human Services
    2008-Present
    Provide high-level medical and administrative support in a healthcare environment. Take patient histories, manage immunization delivery, and assist in medical procedures. Provide office administrative support and calendar management.
    • Take patient vital signs.
    • Submit clinical documentation.
    • Collect urine and fecal samples.
    • Make follow-up calls for appointments and medication information.
    • Provide office maintenance.
    • Write reports and correspondence.
    • Maintain running report of patient comments and criticism.
    • Provide documentation of all appointments made and missed by patients.
    Medical Assistant 2006-2008
    Franklin County Healthcare
    Assisted with patient exams and medical procedures. Provided hands-on emergency support. Solved office problems and computer-related issues. Managed communication and waiting room environment.
    • Assisted patients with fluid intake.
    • Planned and prepared snacks and meals for inpatients.
    • Assisted in application of traction devices.
    • Recorded dictations.
    • Ensured compliance with HIPAA regulations.
    • Maintained patient records in a secure manner.
    Office Administrator 2004-2006
    Carrington Hospital
    Provided office and administrative support for an academic hospital. Assisted in scheduling and correspondence. Supervised other office personnel. Maintained patient confidentiality. Resolved problems between patients and hospital and between peer employees.
    • Provided reception for incoming patients.
    • Managed calendars and arranged shift changes.
    • Handled patient comments and criticisms.
    • Prepared licensure information for doctors.
    • Made travel and hotel arrangements for traveling physicians.
    • Provided supervision and training for four other office employees.

    EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    Syracuse University, Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences
    American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), Certified Medical Assistant
    American Red Cross, First Aid Certification
    American Red Cross, First Aid Certification
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