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Medical Assistant

Company: Southern California University of Health Sciences
Location: Whittier
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Summary:This position is responsible for providing support to the SCU healthcare systems. This position is involved in both the clinical and administrative areas including assisting providers with patient care and handling clerical, environmental, and organizational tasks. Provides information to patients so they may fully utilize and benefit from the clinical services. May be assigned to specific medical specialty department. Works closely with physician and other clinicians in a team approach to patient care.Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs procedures under supervision of physician, clinicians, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.
  • Assist physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner in exam rooms.
  • Performs COVID19 testing on a routine basis via rapid and PCR laboratory methods.
  • Escort patients to exam rooms, interviews patients, measure vital signs, including weight, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and document all information in patient's chart.
  • Give instructions to patients as instructed by physician, clinicians, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner.
  • Ensure all related reports, labs and information is filed is available in patients' medical records prior to their appointment.
  • Keep exam rooms stocked with adequate medical supplies, maintain instruments, prepare sterilization as required.
  • Take telephone messages and provide feedback and answers to patient/physician/pharmacy calls.
  • Triage and process messages from patients and front office staff to physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioner.
  • Maintain all logs and required checks (i.e. refrigerator temperatures, emergency medications, expired medications, crash car, etc)
  • Triage and process messages from patients and front office staff to clinicians, physicians, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.
  • Ability to maintain effective and organized systems to ensure timely patient flow.
  • The ability to perform phlebotomy EKG's, assist with ultrasound, and administer injections.
  • Keeps patient appointments on schedule by notifying provider of patient's arrival upon check in; reviewing service delivery compared to schedule; reminding provider of service delays.
  • Comforts patients by anticipating patients' anxieties and answering patients' questions.
  • Helps patients in distress by responding to emergencies as outlined by the department.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Attending educational sessions and workshops to ensure that you maintain your technical and professional knowledge and expertise
  • Ensures ethical and moral practices are carried via the mission of the healthcare centers.
  • Aids in setting goals for best practices and assurance of quality.
  • Meets periodically with leadership team to review the manage care process and to discuss updates re: operational changes.
  • Answer and screens telephone calls in a courteous manner, performs confirmation calls and record messages for physician and other personnel.
  • Schedule patient appointments and procedures according to established policies and procedures.
  • Obtain accurate information from patients and ensure all registration and insurance information is complete.
  • Collects patient and insurance payments and reconcile charges on a daily basis.
  • Verifies account balances and refunds for accuracy. Provides information to patients regarding unpaid balances.
  • Scan records in appropriate sections of patient charts and keeps patient charts in proper order within a confidential manner.
  • Maintains organization and efficiency of front office, including office/medical supply inventory.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Perform other related duties as directed or assigned.RequirementsEducation : Candidate has successfully completed his/her medical assistant diploma from an accredited vocational institution, or a community college course in medical assisting. Appropriate certificate indicating passing grade.Experience: Minimum of two years of recent experience working in a medical facility as a medical assistant and/or documented evidence of externship completed in a medical office. Electrocardiogram (EKG), vital signs, venipuncture, capillary, and injection current certification/experience.Other Requirements:Current documentation of a national certification for the registered medical assistant (RMA) through the American Medical Technologists (AMT) or for the certified assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Must possess a current CPR certification and current health records with the appropriate immunizations to work in the health care field (hepatitis B and tuberculosis). Multi-tasking, Flexibility, Telephone and Customer Service Skills, Time Management, Organization, Attention to Detail, Scheduling, Word Processing, Professionalism, Quality Focus, Knowledge of medical terminology; lCD -10. Previous experience with computerized billing systems, EMR, MS Word and Excel.Performance Requirements:Knowledge:1. Knowledge of health care field and medical office protocols/procedures.2. Knowledge of specific assisting tasks related to particular medical practice.3. Knowledge of information that must be conveyed to patients and families.Skills:1. Skill in performing medical assistance tasks appropriately.2. Skill intact and diplomacy in interpersonal interactions.3. Skill in understanding patient education needs by effectively sharing information with patients and families.Abilities:1. Ability to learn and retain information regarding patient care procedures.2. Ability to project a pleasant and professional image.3. Ability to plan, prioritize, and complete delegated tasks.4. Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring in dealing with othersEquipment Operated: Standard medical examination room equipment and instruments. Using computer/health information management system.

    Work Environment: Combination of exam rooms and medical offices. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations, and other conditions common to a clinic environment.

    Physical Requirements: Must possess the physical and mental abilities to perform the tasks normally associated with a Certified Medical Assistant such as standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Lifts and carries items weighing up to 10 lbs., occasionally lifts or moves up to 100 lbs. Requires correct vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stress in emergency situations and occasionally may involve irregular working hours.

Keywords: Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Whittier, California

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