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Amherst, MA

Posted: 03/06/2019 Employment Type: Temp Industry: Health Care Job Number: 6401

Pediatric office in Amherst   is looking for a Certified Medical Assistant or a Registered Medical Assistant to work with physicians, rooming patients, vital signs, immunizations, documentation and more.

This position is Monday thru Friday 8 - 5: 30 hours may vary

Must be able to provide proof of CMA/RMA and CPR certifications

Responsibilities and Duties

CLINICAL DUTIES (may include, but not limited to):
  • Escort patients to exam rooms, interview patients, measure vital signs, including weight, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and document all information in patient’ s chart
  • Taking medical histories
  • Explaining treatment procedures to patients
  • Preparing patients for examination
  • Assisting the physician during exams
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
  • Performing basic laboratory tests
  • Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician
  • Perform nursing procedures under supervision of physician or physician assistant
  • Assist physician and physician assistant in exam rooms
  • Authorizing prescription refills as directed
  • Draw blood
  • Take electrocardiograms
  • Remove sutures and changing dressings
  • Instruct patients about medication and special diets

Give other instructions to patients as instructed by physician or physician assistant

Qualifications and Skills

  • Healthcare field and medical specialty • Medical terminology • Grammar, spelling, and punctuation • Knowledge of EHRs (if applicable)


• Exceptional customer service and phone etiquette • Ability to maintain effective and organized systems to ensure timely patient flow • The ability to perform phlebotomy, administer injections, perform specific tests (EKGs, Urinalysis, etc.)


Melissa Cartier
Account Manager, Springfield Office

Melissa Cartier is an Account Manager in our J. Morrissey Springfield Office. Melissa has been with J.Morrissey for over 3 years and brings to us several years of career services and counseling experience. Melissa works with large and small companies in the Springfield area, and is responsible for managing new and current clients as well as recruiting and onboarding temporary candidates for temporary positions. 

Prior to joining J. Morrissey, Melissa was the Director of Career Services at Premier Education Group where she performed various career development functions and achieved company benchmark placement rates. Melissa started her career as a Certified Medical Assistant, which has provided her with valuable insights into the healthcare industry and has helped her form strong connections with her clients and candidates.

In addition to her passion for recruiting and building relationships, Melissa volunteers her time public speaking in schools where she delivers presentations on career development and growth. Melissa also belongs to the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce. Her industry knowledge, commitment to quality service, and enthusiasm for people make her an invaluable member of the J. Morrissey team.

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