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Certified Medication Aid

Iowa City , IA

Posted: 07/12/2023 Employment Type: Per Diem Certification: CMA Pay Rate: 21-25

Job Description



  • Take medical histories
  • Explain treatment procedures to patients and prepare patients for exams
  • Collect specimens for laboratory tests
  • Teach patients about medications, special diets, exercise plans and other medical lifestyle changes
  • Give vaccinations and draw blood
  • Prepare medications and prescription refills under the supervision of a physician
  • Clean wounds and change bandages
  • Calm nervous patients
  • Ensure safety procedures are followed and medical records are kept secure and confidential
  • Answer telephones and help schedule patient appointments as needed
  • Keep patient records current
  • Assist with billing and insurance as needed
  • Enter patient medical information into computer programs

Job Requirements


  • High school diploma required
  • Medical assistant certification from a program accredited by American Association of Medical Assistants or the American Medical Technologists
  • At least one year of experience in a clinical setting, private practice preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with HIPPA regulations
  • Ability to give injections and draw blood
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Experience interviewing patients and filling out charts
  • Excellent bedside manner and ability to make patients feel at ease
  • Ability to take instruction from a doctor
  • Familiarity with medical charts and records
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, as well as medical billing software
  • High attention to detail
  • Appears friendly, reassuring and approachable to patients
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Meet Your Recruiter

Jissel Becerra
Human Resources

Hello, my name is Jissel Becerra, I have been with Tri State Nursing for over 3 years, I do Human Resources. I am a mom of 2 little girls, Madison and Scarlett. In my spare time I enjoy outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. I really enjoy my job here at Tri State Nursing, I love helping all of our employees and hiring new faces. Feel free to call me at any time.

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