Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

Oxford University Clinical Research Unit-Nepal (OUCRU-NP)

Oxford University Clinical Research Unit-Nepal (OUCRU-NP), is a not for profit organization (NPO) with its head office located in Lalitpur, Bagmati Province, Nepal. The mission of OUCRU-NP is to build a strong mass of young Nepalese clinicians and scientists who can help build the scientific and clinical future of Nepal. The main research focus of OUCRU-NP has been on the…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 2 openings
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 2 + Years
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    Job Category Health Care | Public Health
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Jul 15, 2022

Job Description

Purpose of the job position: 

The Certified Medical Assistant is responsible for providing patient care under the direction under the direction of a physician or another healthcare provider. The CMA works to facilitate clinic workflow, assist patients, and ensure safe, seamless delivery of care for each patient.

Essential Duties: 

  • Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries.
  • Prepares patients for the health care visit by directing and/or accompanying them to the examining room; providing examination gowns and drapes; helping them to position themselves for the examination and/or treatment; arranging examining room instruments, supplies, and equipment.
  • Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; reviewing and/or recording medical history;  taking vital signs; confirming purpose of visit or treatment.
  • Supports patient care delivery by helping health care providers during examinations; preparing  laboratory specimens; performing basic laboratory tests on the premises; disposing of contaminated supplies; sterilizing medical instruments; administering medications on the premises; authorizing drug refills as directed; telephoning prescriptions to pharmacies; drawing blood; preparing patients  for x-rays; taking electrocardiograms; removing sutures; changing dressings.
  • Educates patients by providing medication and diet information and instructions; answering  questions.
  • Completes records by recording patient examination, treatment, and test results.
  • Generates revenues by recording billing information of services rendered; completing insurance  forms; responding to insurance and other third-party inquiries.
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns;  maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following, and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping patient care information confidential.
  • Serves and protects the physician or health care provider practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances health care practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Additional Responsibilities:  

  • Must be able to recognize and respond appropriately to urgent/emergent situations according to protocols ∙ Maintains professional appearance and conduct at all times
  • Maintains work areas, exam rooms, supplies, equipment, medications, immunizations
  • Adheres to employer work practices, policies and procedures, including office and state protocols
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with physicians, providers, staff, and  management
  • Effectively copes with faced-paced environment and typical job stressors
  • Documents work processes as required
  • Performs other clerical duties and tasks to improve provider productivity and clinic workflow as  assigned, such as completing patient visit records, maintaining departmental logs, answering telephones  and taking messages, checking in patients, and scheduling patient appointments
  • Must be able to travel to alternate locations as assigned


  • Carry out any duties as reasonably required by the Unit in these areas

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Strong organizational and personal skills
  • Strong medical terminology knowledge and skills
  • Strong knowledge of value-based care and risk-based coding procedures in Primary Care
  • Strong knowledge of medication and injection procedures
  • Ability to safely administer a variety of treatments and medications as directed
  • Ability to use various types of equipment for examination and treatment procedures
  • Ability to accurately take and record vital signs
  • Ability to accurately reconcile patient medications
  • Ability to maintain quality control standards
  • Ability to identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Ability to adhere to all policies and procedures, including but not limited to standards for safety,  attendance, punctuality. and personal appearance.

Other Required Skills: 

  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels, to include physicians, leadership, and staff
  • Ability to work within large, complex healthcare systems
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and communicate in person, by phone or in writing
  • Ability to interpret, communicate and document with proper medical terminology
  • Ability to recognize/interpret the physical exam process and record exam details
  • Ability to attest to computer proficiency and learn new computer applications
  • Ability to keyboard/type, write legibly, and accurately record information
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to organize workflow with particular focus on tracking patient care and improving patient flow
  • Ability to maintain professional demeanor
  • Ability to deal calmly and courteously with people
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations
  • Ability to manage time and work tasks
  • Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and established procedures
  • Ability to multitask efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and consistency
  • Ability to perform basic filing, office procedures and word processing
  • Ability to adhere to all policies and procedures, including but not limited to standards for safety,  attendance, punctuality, and personal appearance.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member

How to Apply

Note: The management of the organization has the right to have the above Job Description amended, increased, or changed as and when the need arises.

Eligible interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the above positions along with their resume and cover letter before July 29, 2022, 23:00 p.m. at oucrunp.hr@oucru.orgOnly shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for further process.