Recertifying Credits Available Sept 23 in Sioux Falls, SD from 8am-12pm

9/20/2017 10:39:30 AM

Sioux Empire Chapter Meeting of South Dakota State Society of Medical Assistants meeting at 8am approved for 4 Credits through the AAMA; 3 C and 1CG.  This is a free event!

In an effort to keep credits free for those that attend, there is a vendor fair from 1-5pm. Cost is $5/person (15 and under are free). See attached flyer for more information.  


The meeting as well as vendor fair will be held at the Sioux Falls American Legion at 1701 W Legion Dr, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.

Additional training for those new to giving vaccines

9/19/2017 6:22:17 PM

The Minnesota Department of Health Immunization Program has partnered with Century College Continuing Education & Customized Training to present a training called, "Immunizations 101: Basics for New Immunizers."

Training opportunity for new immunizers

"Immunizations 101: Basics for New Immunizers" is a three-hour training that will cover the basics of vaccine administration, including screening, preparing the injection, giving the shot, and patient observation. It will also include an introduction to vaccine storage and handling, including temperature monitoring, inventory, and planning for emergencies.


This training is intended for practicing nurses, medical assistants, or other health care professionals who are new to vaccinating in a clinical setting.


Registration is required, and there is a $25 registration fee.


For more information and to register, go to:

Immunizations 101: Basics for New Immunizers

Saturday, Oct. 14

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Century College East Campus @ Lincoln Mall

Reserve Hotel by Sept 27 for lesser rate at 2017 Fall Conference

9/17/2017 5:39:24 PM

Reserve Hotel by Sept 27 to get cheaper rate of $109 + tax per night. After Sept 27 price goes up to $189 +tax per night

To reserve hotel room contact Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes by calling 218-822-5634 or online.

2017 Fall Conference is at the Arrowwood Lodge in Baxter is offering 8 credits towards recertification.

Letter from MN State Society of Medical Assistants Society Char Metzer.

8/26/2017 9:12:41 AM



Greetings!  I hope you all had a great summer.  Like everyone else, I have been busy.  I intended to get this out a lot earlier and I apologize that I did not.  Hopefully you agree that it is better late than never!  With that said, I would like to cover a few things.

First, we have the fall conference quickly approaching.  It is on Saturday, October 28th in Baxter.  The registration form is now available.  Each chapter brings 5 door prizes valued at $10 each.  Denise also needs a copy of chapter bylaws turned in to her if that has not already been done.  Hope to see you there having fun in flannel!

Second, I would like each chapter to review their information on the website and send in any changes or updates.  I get a lot of questions regarding where there are meetings or possible CEUs.  Please post this information on the website to draw in interested people.  I would also like us to share the info for our Facebook pages on the website.  That way we are easy to find and contact!

Third, any chapter scheduled to host spring or fall conferences were to get the dates turned in by the fall conference.  We are planning to send out a save the dates postcard and want to include as many dates as possible.  When you see that, mark your calendars!

Last, I want to let everyone know that due to health issues, I am unable to fulfill my delegate responsibilities.  It has been arranged for the alternates to shift up a place and the top 6 will be going.  This was decided a while ago so tickets could be purchased at a lower price.  I am working with Dawn to share some responsibilities and plan to remain as President for my full term.  Thank you for understanding! 


Meeting will be on September 17th in Elk River.  Dawn will send out the details soon.  She will be leading this meeting and delegate questions should be directed to her.  Have your packet in a 3 ring binder and review your packet before the meeting on the 17th.  Be ready to discuss the items to be voted on.  Bring your travel information with to share with the others.  You MUST show your original AAMA card to enter the HOD this year!  If you do not have this, please contact the AAMA right away.  I will miss being there with all of you.  Represent us well!


Respectfully submitted by your President, Charlene Metzer

Board Meeting

8/23/2017 2:04:16 PM

MN State Society of Medical Assistant Executive Board and Delegates, along with Chapter Presidents, and Committee Chairs have a Meeting on Sunday, Sept 17th at Cowboy Jacks in Ostego at 12noon.  Members also invited to attend. Meeting to discuss upcoming AAMA National Conference in Cincinnati, OH and other matters of the MN State Society of Medical Assistants. 

Cowboy Jacks, 9010 Quantrelle Ave, Ostego, MN 55330

2017 Fall Conference Information and Registration Brochure

8/23/2017 1:05:43 PM

Fall Conference is Saturday, Oct 28th at the Arrowwood Lodge in Baxter!

8 credits available for recertification! 

See attached file for more information and registration. 

If unable to download file, send email to, enter in  subject line; 2017 Fall Conference information. Conference Flyer and Registration will be emailed to you. 

Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat Career Opportunities-East Metro

7/13/2017 12:15:08 PM
Clinical Assistant-Allergy & Asthma 
Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists - Woodbury, MN


At Midwest Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists you will have the opportunity to utilize your clinical skills in a team based setting while gaining valuable experience working with the highest quality physicians. Midwest ENT Specialists is a modern health care practice that utilizes the latest technology to provide patient care. We rely on fully electronic medical records to make access to patient information quick and secure. Our organization is growing and continually providing new opportunities in several specialties areas including ENT, Allergy & Asthma, Hearing, and Facial Plastics.

If you take pride in the service you deliver to patients and want to work for a privately owned multi-clinic provider that you can trust to care for your own friends and family, then Midwest ENT is the right choice for you!

JOB SUMMARY: The Clinical Assistant is responsible for assisting physicians with all procedures and patient exams, patient education and communicating effectively with team members, and accurately documenting patient information into their electronic medical record (EMR). Applicants should possess the flexibility and motivation to provide clinical support across all divisions of the organization, but will primarily focus on our Allergy & Asthma Division.


1. Performs routine office procedures in a safe and effective manner.

2. Collects updated patient information and charts patient exam in EMR within the time parameters

of the patient appointment.

3. Maintains a constant awareness of department and organization policies and procedures.

4. Handles patient private health information within the guidelines of HIPAA and company privacy practices.

5. Communicates effectively and professionally with physicians, administration, supervisors, co-workers and patients.

6. Responds to patient complaints in an appropriate and professional manner.

7. Participates in clinical staff meetings and committees as needed.

8. Other duties as assigned.


1. Must be a Certified Medical Assistant or Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Minnesota.

2. At least one year of experience working as a CMA or LPN in an Allergy setting is required. 2+ years preferred.

3. Previous experience mixing allergy serum preferred.

4. One year of working experience managing patient health information within EMR Required.

5. Valid Drivers license is required.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • CMA or LPN: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • Certified Medical Assistant or Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Minnesota.

See links for more information:,-Nose-&-Throat-Specialists/jobs/Clinical-Assistant-Facial-Plastic-Surgery-Face-Cosmetic-Skincare-eb5f0152aea2412c?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvcj5ae13bOP2tAebFrKJVCbVGQNGHFcLQvoQdz9goY3WuxPLanOuaD-JXlpx0DgZuH9AuohfnnsM95lhKsnmwZFM65ybled23rjuuHiOVACAb-ldnoiR1vcPYQiTRFr2EA,-Nose-&-Throat-Specialists/jobs/Clinical-Assistant-e67c9663ac6537ac?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvcj5ae13bOP2tAebFrKJVCbcWs57iJ4E8GzoW3uCo1CM9vB7nFz_mC7oJ4jZ3dvm8riV2x0xdxvdRrh4OKojEew

Save the Date for Spring Conference 2018

6/29/2017 2:05:34 PM

Spring Conference 2018 will be April 21-22 in Redwood Falls at Jackpot Junction!

Fall Symposium 2017

5/31/2017 4:31:07 PM

Save the Date for Fall Symposium, Saturday October 28th. 

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Arrowood Lodge, 6967 Lake Forest Road, Baxter, MN 56425

Fairview Medical Assistant Career Fair, May 24th

5/21/2017 2:29:08 PM

Medical Assistant Career Fair

Find your next opportunity at Fairview. Make a difference every day as a Fairview medical assistant. Fairview Health Services is recruiting medical assistants for our clinics throughout the Twin Cities. Join us on May 24 to hear from leaders and current medical assistants about what it is like to work at Fairview.

Medical assistants at Fairview find career growth potential, with advancement opportunities to become team leads, managers or quality analysts. You could be next! Our recruiters look forward to meeting you.

A light dinner will be provided. Door prizes for attendees include Starbucks gift cards, scrubs gift cards and more! Please bring your resume.

Where: Fairview Southdale Hospital International Room (lower level) 6401 France Avenue S. Edina, MN 55435

When: Wednesday, May 24, 5-7 p.m. 

  • 5:00 p.m. Welcome presentation 
  • 5:15 p.m. Panel discussion with medical assistants and leaders  
  • 5:45 p.m. Networking session with recruiters and leaders, with the possibility of on-the-spot interviews .

Parking: Please park in the Skyway Ramp on the west side of France Avenue and take the skyway to the hospital. Parking vouchers will be provided.

RSVP and more information:

Thank you South East Chapter

5/8/2017 6:26:50 AM

Thank you South East Chapter for hosting this past weekend"s MNSMA Spring Conference! Watch for more detailed news regarding the conference, including state and chapter meetings along with officer changes.

Delegates needed for AAMA National Conference in Cincinnati, OH, Oct 6-9

4/13/2017 2:56:29 PM

Do you want to be more involved with the AAMA? On the national level? Here is your chance as a delegate from our state!  Discuss with fellow colleagues what is going on in OUR profession, NETWORK! You will vote on matters that affect us as Certified Medical Assistants. Plus there are plenty of credits offered that go towards your certification.  And finally just enjoy the leisure activities Cincinnati, Ohio, has to offer. 

Minnesota Delegate to the AAMA House of Delegates  1 year term

 Qualified candidates must be a current AAMA member in good standing (dues must be paid prior to 12/31/16)

  •  Have served on a chapter level as either an officer, project chair or co-chair, or an active chapter member
  •  Have a letter of endorsement from chapter
  •   Represent the MSMA members as a voting delegate at the 61 st annual AAMA National Conference, October 6-9 in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
  • Attend all delegate related meetings and sessions during the national conference
  • Submit a delegate report to membership after the conference

A complete job description will be sent to interested candidates. 

Please email Cherie Miller, cherie.miller@ridgewater,edu,or Laurie Murphy,,  for more information and to receive intent to run documentation. Positions will be  appointed at the MNMSA Spring Conference that takes place May 5-May 7, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Owatonna. 

For more information about the AAMA 61st Annual Conference, click on the link:


Central Lakes Chapter Meeting to discuss Fall Symposium 2017-All Chapter Members Invited

4/13/2017 11:34:59 AM

Central Lakes Chapter Meeting will be Saturday, April 22 at 10am.  Will take place at Rasmussen College in St. Cloud.

Contact Dawn Michel@ 218-838-8149 or Lisa Sailor@ 763-370-3172 for more information.

2017 MN State Society of Medical Assistant Conference May 5-7

3/15/2017 3:15:11 PM

 2017 MN State Society of Medical Assistant Conference May 5-7

  • Begins Friday May 5th with Pre-Conference Board Meeting at 7pm
  • 9 Re-certifying credits 
  • Concludes Sunday, May 7th around 12:30pm
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites featuring Great Serengeti Indoor Water Park, 2365 43rd St NW, Owatonna, MN
There is a large sporting event in Owatonna this weekend and hotels are filling up fast. Please book early. 


Casting and Splinting Workshop in Fargo, ND at Delta Hotel by Marriott Fargo 3/25-3/26

2/2/2017 8:30:04 AM
Please see attached flyer for more information!