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Medical Assistant Skills Assessment Test

Medical Assistant Skills Assessment

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Assessment Summary
Medical Assistants are responsible for carrying out a range of administrative and patient care duties. The nature of the role requires candidates to have strong communication skills, administrative and patient assistance skills. A successful candidate will embody all of these necessary skills to implement them within the role.
Skills tested in this assessment
The skills tested in this assessment for a Medical Assistant include communication, administration and patient assistance. The candidate answers should showcase their ability to communicate effectively in typical health care situations, use administrational skills to prioritise and plan tasks, and display an in depth understanding of patient assistance.
What to test with this assessment
You can expect to learn whether the candidate can be relied upon to be an effective Medical Assistant for your company by showcasing how they approach patient assistance, how the candidate communicates both internally and externally and their administration skills. You’ll also get a sense for their personality and charisma in the video questions and see how they can articulate their thoughts and the logic behind their answers.

About the Medical Assistant Skills Assessment

Want to hire the best Medical Assistant to help your business? Use our expert Medical  Assistant skills test to hire the best person and never make another bad hire.

A Medical Assistant is an essential team member at any medical practice. They are responsible for performing many clinical tasks such as caring for a patient’s arrival, taking blood pressure, wound care and dressing, and communicating the special needs of a patient.  A Medical Assistant is also responsible for performing many administrative tasks in the workplace, including scheduling appointments, taking phone calls, and directing incoming patients and facilitating the flow of patients throughout the medical practice. A Medical Assistant will need to interact with both patients and other medical staff, to ensure all appointments run smoothly.

This Medical Assistant test assesses whether job candidates can create a welcoming and calm environment for patients, as well as being as efficient as possible to ensure that all patient needs are met. This can include communication, scheduling and confidentiality skills.

Candidates who perform well on this Medical Assistant skills assessment will have all the technical skills of patient clinical care care, and the administrative skills of managing health records and patient scheduling . They will also have the necessary soft skills to be able to communicate with visitors, and abide by confidentiality standards.

People that have strong communication skills are able to receive and give information to others in both a verbal and written form. Being a strong communicator includes being able to effectively listen and speak to others, allowing candidates to work collaboratively with other team members.
A candidate with Administration knowledge and skills is able to complete tasks for a business and ensure that the office environment runs as efficiently and effectively as possible, overall maximizing productivity. These tasks include scheduling meetings, completing reports, filing data and assisting business stakeholders
Medical Assistants are able to help a patient with their needs at a hospital or healthcare facility. This may involve assisting patients upon arrival and helping them with other tasks such as checking patient blood pressure, dressing, showering, or moving patients or transferring them to other sections of the facility.


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Patient Assistance

Question Type: Video

You are seeing a new patient and required to take their blood pressure for the Nurse. In a brief audio recording, please talk us through your process of taking a patient's blood pressure.
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Question Type: Text

Imagine this scenario: You have a patient who is resisting your help as a Medical Assistant and is adamant they can look after themselves. What would you do in this situation?
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Question Type: Text

The Nurse asks you to order more of the following: 45 Gauze | $1.20 each 80 Wound packs | $3.80 each 60 Saline Drips | $4.10 each How much will the total be?

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Frequently asked questions

A Medical Assistant skills assessment is an industry-specific pre-employment test that helps organizations identify the best candidates for specific medical assistant roles. The test comprises of a series of questions and tasks designed to assess a range of medical assistant skills such as patient assistance, management of medical records, customer service, charting, scheduling, and attention to detail. This type of assessment can be an invaluable tool for businesses, as it can help to ensure that only the most qualified candidates are hired, ensuring the highest level of patient care possible.

Being a medical assistant is more than just having the technical skills to perform various tasks. In order to be successful in this profession, it is also important to have strong soft skills. Vervoe can help test the soft skills of a medical assistant candidate. One of the most important soft skills for a medical assistant is the ability to effectively communicate with patients. This includes being able to listen attentively, have great attention to detail, and answer any questions that patients may have. Another essential soft skill for medical assistants is the ability to maintain a high level of professionalism at all times. This means keeping confidential information private and being respectful of patients’ privacy. Additionally, it is important to be able to work well under pressure and maintain a positive and professional attitude, even during challenging situations.

Vervoe can help test the technical skills of a medical assistant. From sterilizing equipment and taking patient vital signs to scheduling appointments and handling billing, medical assistants must be able to perform a variety of tasks. For clinical care, Vervoe can help hiring managers test job candidate’s competency in taking medical histories, preparing patients for examinations, instructing patients about medication and special diets, wound care and changing dressings and more. For administrative tasks, you can use Vervoe to test for proficient use of computer applications, managing patient records, handling bookkeeping and more.

When it comes to hiring new employees, healthcare companies, clinics, and hospitals want to be sure they are making the best possible choice. A Medical Assistant skills test can help to identify a person’s strengths and weaknesses, and it can also give employers an idea of how well a person would handle the demands of the job. In addition, it can help to weed out candidates who do not have the critical skills for position, saving both the company and the candidate time and energy. Ultimately, a Medical Assistant assessment test can be a valuable tool in the recruitment process.


Vervoe’s medical assistant test helps build a high quality candidate pool of medical assistants who have the right skills for the role. By intelligently testing adminsitrative and clinical skills, Vervoe empowers companies to screen for competency and proficiency in various areas such as managing electronic health records, infection control, administering medications, medical terminology and vital statistics.


Yes, all assessments are fully customizable meaning you can edit a word or two or delete the question and add your own. You can also customize correct answer samples to your exact business specifications.

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Top of Funnel: Screen candidates at the top of the funnel with interactive multiple choice questions that include multi media choices. You’ll be able to test knowledge quickly and keep candidates engaged. Assessments are quick to complete ~20min

Mid Funnel: Combine a variety of question types like multiple choice with media, video responses to see how they communicate and a couple of presentation or spreadsheet questions to dig deeper into their technical knowledge. Assessments take ~40min to complete.

Bottom Funnel: A great opportunity to focus on a single outcome and test extensively with a more elaborate question and some documentation around the process. Assessments take ~ 1.5 hrs to complete.

You can completely customize an assessment for your brand including logo, colors and intro videos. You are also able to customize all of the candidate messaging so that it’s unique to your brand and business.
No, Vervoe assessments test for a range of both job specific and soft skills like communication or attention to detail. This means you’re testing a complete set of skills so you can be confident the candidate you hire not only has the skills to do the job but that culturally and behaviourally they’re the right fit for your business too.
We offer a range of interactive question types including code challenges, presentations, spreadsheets, document uploads, video, audio, multiple choice with media options and more. Each question type is a sample version of the real life tool. For example a code challenge is a snapshot of a live developer environment where a candidate can complete a specific task.
We have an extensive online help center with video and written tutorials to help you get up and running. Our friendly customer success team is also only a question away and can be contacted via our help center.
Yes, all skills assessment are customizable and can be created to simulate a job or task. This provides the ability to test a candidate on real-life skills and abilities required for the role. A unique combination of different types of questions can simulate how a candidate will perform in different scenarios.

Combining a detailed job description with a skills assessment can help to identify the specific skills and knowledge required for a job, and can streamline the candidate selection process. By writing a clear and concise job description, hiring managers can attract the right candidates for each role.

Vervoe's comprehensive recruitment guides provide a competency framework that maps out the core job-related skills and soft skills required for success in the role. A recruitment guide helps understand the hiring process of building the ideal candidate profile, writing an accurate job description based on skills, selecting the ideal candidate, interviewing top performers, and making a job offer.

Vervoe is the most sophisticated skill testing recruitment software on the market. It uses advanced machine learning to create tailored skills assessments that are instantly auto-gradable, allowing companies to test candidates for any skill, and automatically grade their response at any scale.

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