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Laboratory Medical Assistant

    • Job Tracking ID: 512708-848270
    • 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: March 07, 2023
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of patients with Cancer and Blood Disorders?

New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) is currently seeking a full-time Monday-Friday 8 hr./5-dayMedical Assistant to join our in-house Laboratory Team in our Scarborough Clinic.  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 offers competitive pay, new employees are eligible to earn up to 3.4 weeks of Paid Time Off in their first year with the practice, as well as an additional 10 paid company holidays. We offer medical, dental and vision insurance and eligibility starts the 1st of the month after your hire date.

NECS is a private medical practice composed of 14 oncologists and hematologists serving the region from 5 different locations in Maine and New Hampshire. Our mission is to make life better for people with cancer and blood disorders. Kindness, compassion, and respect are part of everything that we do - from our phone operators to our physicians, every person on our team is important, and everyone makes a difference. We are proud to be the first Dana Farber Affiliate practice in the country, striving to provide the highest quality care and unmatched, holistic support for every patient, every day.

.  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 a comprehensive benefits package to our employees, including part-time employees over 20 hrs. per week. Our benefits include medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurances. Company-paid Life Insurance, Short Term, and Long-Term disability insurances as well as Long Term Care insurance. Other benefits include a company-sponsored retirement program, generous Paid Time Off in addition to 10 Company-paid holidays, and other voluntary benefits
  • Benefits are effective 1st of the month after hire date. 

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