Performs duties related to patient care. Utilizes appropriate patient care protocol relating to the physical, psychological, and developmental needs of the patient. Communicates all changes in the patient's biophysical and emotional status to the physician. Incumbent will perform front office duties that include both scheduling, registration, checking patients in and out of Epic, processing co-payments and some assistance with referral coordination.
Obtain and record patient vital signs, weight and changes in medical history.
Take medical histories.
Prepare patient for examinations: may assist patients with dressing and undressing upon request and assists patient on/off stretchers, wheelchairs, and/or exam tables.
Clean and prepare examination rooms prior to patient appointments.
Assist the nurse and office manager in maintaining the medical inventory and placing orders for new materials as needed.
Assists a doctor or nurse with procedures, including draping and/or positioning patients for examination or treatment, holding instruments, and/or adjusting lights. Assists with the collection, labeling, and logging of specimens.
Assist physician during examinations. May assist with minor invasive procedures, change dressings, and remove sutures. In some cases, may draw blood (phlebotomy) and remove sutures.
Explain medical procedures to patients.
Call in prescriptions to pharmacies.
Collect laboratory specimens.
Sterilize medical instruments.
Submit medical claim forms.
Maintain patient medical records making sure all recent testing is included.
Update patient files.
Schedules additional tests, special procedures, and referrals to other physicians as necessary. May be called upon to help expedite results, clinical notes, and letters to the referring physicians as well as maintain accurate records on site.
Handles insurance-related authorizations under the supervision of a nurse and/or faculty member.
Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Ability to read documents or instruments required.
Ability to perform detailed work required.
Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions required.
Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations required.
Ability to be aware of safety hazards and take appropriate precautions required.
Ability to react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during conflicts and emergencies
Additional Job Description:
Education, Experience and Certifications:Education:High School Diploma or equivalent required.Medical Assistant diploma from a Medical Assistant training program accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program required.Experience:1 year of health care related clinical experience required.Licenses and Certifications:Certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants and CPR/First Aid Certification preferred.Technical Knowledge or Skills:Knowledge of basic medical terminology required.Knowledge of pharmacy, phlebotomy, injections required.Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:Direct patient contact or clinical care setting.Exposure to human blood, human blood components, and/or products made from human blood.Exposure to infectious materials.Ability to bend, crouch, or stoop.Ability to carry or lift loads up to 25 lbs.Ability to operate equipment necessary to perform job.Required Documents:Resume and Reference Contact Information
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