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Medical Assistant - Oncology

    • Job Tracking ID: 512708-853943
    • Job Location: Scarborough, ME
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 18, 2023
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Sign on Bonus Eligible!!!

Do you have experience as a Medical Assistant, or have you just graduated from MA school and are looking to get in the field? Do you want a good work-life balance with paid time off up to 3.5 weeks in your first year plus 10 paid company holidays? Are you looking for a position with a set schedule and no late nights? Do you take pride in knowing that you are making a difference every day in the lives of people with cancer and blood disorders? If you are then look no further than New England Cancer Specialists (NECS), a proud Dana Farber Cancer affiliate practice.

This position is eligible for a sign on bonus paid after a minimum of 90 days employment.

New England Cancer Specialists (NECS is currently seeking a full-time 40hr/5 day Certified Medical Assistants to join our Scarborough, ME location. The Certified Medical Assistant will give topline care to a wide variety of patients dealing with cancer and blood disorders. Duties include rooming patients, taking patient vitals, completing a review of symptoms forms, reviewing medications, assisting in the infusion center, and phlebotomy. The Certified Medical Assistant will work within a team of professionals including a physician, APP, primary nurse navigator, and a patient care coordinator. 

NECS is a private medical practice composed of fifteen oncologists and hematologists serving the region from five separate 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 every day. 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:

  • Responsible for the setup of examination rooms including preparing the room, ordering/stocking supplies, and maintaining cleanliness.
  • Professionally greet and room patients for their appointment obtaining vital signs, including Height, weight, BP, and pulse.
  • Uses professional judgment in disclosing information obtained from clients and operates under HIPAA guidelines.
  • Complete, record, and report abnormally high or low VS to the appropriate clinical provider for immediate intervention.
  • Complete medication and allergy reconciliation documenting in EMR.
  • Assist patient with and enter information into the EMR:  ROS form, pain assessments, fatigue assessment, and depression screening.
  • Complete lab and draw blood specimens when needed.
  • May assist physicians and advanced practicing providers with examinations and procedures including bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, paracentesis, and intrathecal (OMAYA) procedures.
  • Independently performs EKGs as ordered by the provider.
  • Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, as well as safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
  • May perform administrative duties to include, but are not limited to, basic phone triage and scheduling appointments and procedures, scanning, faxing, filing, prior authorizations, PMP reporting, oral adherence calls, preparing, organizing, and requesting patient records for EMRs as needed.

Work Week: Monday- Friday no late nights,

Weekends: Participation in the weekend urgent care clinic in our Scarborough, ME location 4-5 times per year is required. Weekends are scheduled a year in advance for planning purposes. 

Travel: Periodic travel to other NECS Clinic sights may be needed for coverage purposes.

Experience and Skills:

  • A Degree or Certificate in Medical Assisting from an accredited school is required.
  • You must have one of the following credentials or be able to obtain one of the following credentials, based upon the credentialing organizations' eligibility requirements within 90 days of hire:
    • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) from the 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 of Health Professionals.
  • 2+ years of experience as a Medical Assistant performing clinical and administrative tasks is preferred but willing to train dedicated newcomers to the field that have met the degree/certificate and can meet or have met the National Certification requirements listed above.
  • Experience with insurance prior-authorizations, medication refills, and preparing charts is required.
  • Active BLS card is preferred.
  • Experience with, and the ability to understand patient medical records, physician’s orders, and medical orders is required.
  • Understand and conduct yourself per accepted clinical standards and the ability to maintain strict HIPAA compliance.
  • A high level of oral and written communication skills and typing skills are required.
  • Must be adaptable to being in front of patients or able to work at workstations outside the clinic.


New England Cancer Specialists offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package to our employees. 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 are offered 1st of the month after your hire date. Other benefits include a company-sponsored retirement program, generous Paid Time Off in addition to 10 Company-paid holidays, a Wellness Program, and other voluntary benefits.


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