Catholic Health Initiatives Medical Assistant - Ames Clinical Iowa Heart Center in AMES, Iowa

Medical Assistant - Ames Clinical Iowa Heart Center



Under supervision, assists in the delivery of health care and patient care management of Iowa Heart Center’s clinic patients.


  • Reviews medical records and obtains other pertinent information prior to office visit from hospitals and referring physicians’ offices.

  • Prepares patient for exam and facilitates patient flow.

  • Obtains medical information from patient and documents in medical records.

  • Performs tests and procedures as ordered.

  • Provides patient/family education.

  • Writes and prepares prescriptions utilizing and electronic physician signature

  • Assists with transfer of patient.

  • Monitors and stocks medication closets.

  • Operate required vehicle(s) in a safe manner to perform required duties of the position.

  • Travels and performs CMA duties with Outreach Clinics as requested.

  • Completes Iowa Heart Center CMA competencies.

  • Adaptability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co‑workers, patients and visitors, and satisfactory job performance despite the stress of a medical work environment.



  • Successful completion of a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification must be obtained within first year of employment and maintained thereafter.

  • Clinic/physician office experience preferred.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).

  • Valid Driver’s/Chauffeurs License required, must meet Mercy’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive per state law.

  • Cardiovascular Medical Terminology class completion within 1 year of hire.

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location IOWA-AMES-IHC AMES

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0185474

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.