Laboratory Medical Assistant-Scarborough

    • Job Tracking ID: 512708-720394
    • Job Location: Scarborough, ME
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 07, 2020
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) is currently seeking a full time Medical Assistant to join our in-house Laboratory Team.  The Laboratory Medical Assistant will give top line care to a wide variety of patients dealing with cancer and blood disorders.  A strong phlebotomy background is required.  Duties include phlebotomy, ability to collect samples using a variety of techniques, monitoring lab results as needed, scheduling follow-up lab appointments, entering and accessing patient information from the EMR, maintaining the specimen collection room, inventorying and managing supplies.  The Lab Medical assistant is a vital member of the NECS care model and is often the first clinician that patients see during an appointment.

NECS is a private medical practice composed of 15 oncologists and hematologists serving the state and region from 4 different locations in Maine. NECS is committed to achieving the best outcome and providing unmatched support in all areas for every patient. Nationally recognized as 1 of 12 Oncology Medical Homes in the nation and the first private practice to become a member of the Dana Farber Cancer Care Collaborative. NECS brings together top clinicians, researchers, and dedicated medical professionals, clinical and non-clinical to create the best possible experience for our patients.

 Job Duties:

  • Collects various blood samples using a variety of techniques including venipuncture in the antecubital region of the arm and smaller veins of the hand and wrist.
  • Assesses each patient's vein structure and selects the appropriate needle size and equipment needed for a successful phlebotomy experience.
  • Uses professional judgement, and follows all practice HIPAA guidelines
  • Assisting patients in the lab area by filling lab prescriptions, reviewing labs being drawn, providing information on tests and what they accomplish and why they are needed.
  • Helps the Research Department by ensuring proper specimen collection
  • Monitors pending lab statuses of all outside labs and places follow up calls to track overdue results
  • Maintains the specimen collection room, which includes preparing, cleaning, and ordering and stocking o supplies.
  • Intramuscular and Subcutaneous injections on various body sites
  • Assist physicians and lab staff with procedures as needed
  • EKGs

Monday-Friday work week, no nights.
Weekends: Periodic: this position participates with other medical assistants in the weekend urgent care coverage 4-5 times per year. 
Travel: Rare


Experience and Skills:

  • Must have a degree or certificate in Medical Assisting from an accredited school of Medical Assistance. 2-year Associates degree in a Credentialed Medical Assistant program strongly preferred.
  • You must have (1) of the following credentials or be eligible to obtain (1) of the following credentials, based upon the credentialing organization's eligibility requirements within 90 days of hire:
    • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)- from AAMA, American Association of Medical Assistants
    • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from AMT, American Medical Technologists
    • Certified Clinical medical Assistant (CCMA) from NHA, National Health Career Association
    • National Certified medical Assistant (NCMA) from NCCT, National Center for Competency Testing
    • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from ARMA, American Registry of Medical Assistants
    • National Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA) from the NAHP, National Association for Health Professional.
  • Must have proven strong phlebotomy skills
  • Experience with and ability to understand patient medical records, physician's orders and medical orders.
  • Understand and conduct yourself in accordance with accepted clinical standards and the ability to maintain strict HIPPA compliance
  • High level of computer skills and experience with electronic medical records (EMR's) is required
  • Ability to communicate with patients, family members, co-workers and providers in an effective and compassionate way.
  • Must have high level oral and written communication skills, typing skills are required.



New England Cancer Specialists offers competitive pay and benefits to our employees. Benefits include medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurances. Short Term and Long Term disability insurances. Tuition reimbursement. Generous Paid Time Off. Company paid holidays. Paid membership to professional organizations.

The Practice is committed to helping professionals maintain their certifications by providing them with opportunities to earn Continuing Education, which may include reimbursement for tuition costs and examination fees; and time off for continuing education and exams. The company also pays for reasonable travel and lodging if needed for continuing education events, registration cost, and meals if needed.

Our employees donate 100% of their Friday Jeans Money back to our patients. When we wear jeans to work on Friday, we agree to donate $2.00 to help those in need. This money is distributed to the Financial Advocates in our Topsham, Scarborough, and Kennebunk sites, and then changed into gift cards to help our patients with food, gas, and other necessity they may need.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

New England Cancer Specialists provides equal employment and promotional opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants, on the basis of experience, knowledge, training, education, ability to perform the essential functions of a position, and overall performance. All employment and promotional opportunities will be conducted in a lawful basis without regard to an individual’s race, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, physical or mental disabilities, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or other characteristic protected under Federal, State, or local law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time by contacting Human Resources at (207) 303-3372 or email us at