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  • ID
    #50970515
  • Salary
    TBD
  • Source
    Excela Health
  • Date
    2024-02-01
  • Deadline
    2024-04-01
 
Full-time

DescriptionThe Medical Assistant performs basic direct patient care activities, such as lab tests, treatments, and medication/immunization administration. These are performed under the direction of the Nurse and/or the physician in preparation for the patient's examination and treatment. The incumbent carries out clerical activities, quality control activities, performance improvement initiatives, etc. in support of the physician practice as assigned. This position also serves as a resource for the clerical/clinical staff in the practice.Essential Job Functions

Deliver direct and indirect patient care in accordance with hospital/physician practices policies, procedures, and protocols.

Assist to collects patient healthcare data, including VS, weight, chief complaint and pain assessment as directed.

Complete patient care treatments and testing as ordered.

Comply with completeness, accuracy and timeliness of documentation.

Prepare patients for examinations, treatments, and procedures.

Communicate pertinent information of actual or potential problems to the physician or nurse.

Perform clerical functions in support of patient care and office functions.

Answer telephone calls, taking accurate messages and relaying them to the appropriate staff.

Obtain and verify accurate patient demographic and insurance information entering it into the billing system.

Accurately enter codes, based on diagnosis given, and enters codes and charges into billing system.

Complete forms and letters necessary for continued patient care.

Provide for patient safety in compliance with hospital and physician practice policies.

Label all patient specimens with identifiers per policy.

Adhere to infection control process, including standard precautions, to reduce the risk of acquiring or transmitting infections.

Assist in continuous survey readiness or inspections and surveys.

Perform all quality control, monitoring functions and reports out of range information immediately to supervisor.

Consistently practice National Patient Safety Goals.

Knowledge of and/or ability to schedule surgery, procedures, and testing for patients.

Exit counseling which includes education, scheduling of testing and providing patients with necessary information.

Prepare charts for clinic sessions and obtain vital signs and weight.

Perform control studies and completes log books according to policy.

Perform phlebotomy procedures, reads the test results, and documents accordingly.

Prepare the exam rooms and stocks supplies daily.

Provide pre and post-examination education and counseling.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

High School Diploma, GED or next level of higher education.

Strong leadership ability, good organizational skills, independent and critical thinking skills, sound judgment, and knowledge of legal aspects and liability of nursing practice.

Strong ability to communicate complex and/or controversial topics and concepts to a wide and diverse audience.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications, including Outlook and Excel.

Preferred QualificationsPrevious outpatient office experience.License, Certification & Clearances

Medical Assistant Certification preferred.

Act 33 with renewal

Act 34 with renewal

Act 73 FBI Clearance

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) approved curriculum of the America Heart Association (CPR and AED) program.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Incumbent will be scheduled based on operational need (rotate shifts, standby, on-call, etc.).

Travel may be expected locally between Independence Health locations.

LEAN

Actively promotes a Lean work culture by performing team member duties to encourage consistent use of LEAN principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes the necessity of taking ownership of one’s own motivation, morale, performance and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to Independence Health System missions, vision and values.

AAP/EEO

Independence Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Independence Health to prohibit discrimination of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, non-job related disability, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected class. Independence Health will conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

Ability to perform the Essential Functions listed on the Physical Conditions and ability to perform the Essential Functions on the Working Condition chart below.

Work EnvironmentEffective March 2020 or during pandemic: goggles, face shield and mask are required according to CDC guidelinesWhen lift requirement is in excess of 50#, lift assistance (2 person) and/or transfer device is required.Essential – Absolute Necessity.Marginal – Minimal Necessity.Constantly – 5.5 to 8 hours or more or 200 reps/shift.Frequently – 2.5 to 5.5 hours or more or 32-200 reps/shift.Occasionally – 0.25 to 2.5 hours or 2-32 reps/shift.Rarely – Less than 0.25 hours or less than 2 reps/shift.Physical ConditionEssentialMarginalConstantlyFrequentlyOccasionallyRarelyNeverExtreme HeatxExtreme ColdxHeightsxConfined SpacesxExtreme Noise(>85dB)xMechanical HazardsxUse of Vibrating ToolsxxOperates VehiclexOperates Heavy EquipmentxUse of Lifting/Transfer DevicesxRotates All Shiftsx8 Hours Shiftsxx10-12 Hours ShiftsxxOn-CallxOvertime(+8/hrs/shift; 40/hr/wk)xxTravel Between SitesxxDirect Patient CarexxRespirator Protective EquipmentxxEye ProtectionxxHead Protection (hard hat)xHearing ProtectionxHand ProtectionxxFeet, Toe ProtectionxBody ProtectionxLatex ExposurexSolvent ExposurexPaint (direct use) ExposurexDust (sanding) ExposurexEthylene Oxide ExposurexCytotoxic (Chemo) ExposurexBlood/Body Fluid ExposurexxChemicals (direct use) ExposurexMist ExposurexWax Stripper (direct use)xNon-Ionizing Radiation ExposurexIonizing Radiation ExposurexLaser ExposurexPhysical DemandsWhen lift requirement is in excess of 50#, lift assistance (2 person) and/or transfer device is requiredWhen lift requirement is in excess of 50#, lift assistance (2 person) and/or transfer device is required.Essential – Absolute Necessity.Marginal – Minimal Necessity.Constantly – 5.5 to 8 hours or more or 200 reps/shift.Frequently – 2.5 to 5.5 hours or more or 32-200 reps/shift.Occasionally – 0.25 to 2.5 hours or 2-32 reps/shift.Rarely – Less than 0.25 hours or less than 2 reps/shift.Physical ConditionEssentialMarginalConstantlyFrequentlyOccasionallyRarelyNeverBending (Stooping)xxSittingxxWalkingxxClimbing StairsxxClimbing LaddersxStandingxxKneelingXxSquatting (Crouching)xxTwisting/TurningxxKeyboard/Computer OperationxxGross GraspxxFine Finger ManipulationxxHand/Arm CoordinationxxPushing/Pulling(lbs. of force)xxCarryxxTransfer/Push/Pull PatientsxxSeeing Near w/AcuityxxFeeling (Sensation)xxColor VisionxxHearing ClearlyxxPulling/Pushing Objects OverheadxxReaching Above Shoulder LevelxxReaching ForwardxxLifting Floor to Knucklex20#Lifting Seat Pan to Knucklex20#Lifting Knuckle to ShoulderX5#Lifting Shoulder to OverheadxQualificationsEducationRequired

HS Diploma/Equivalent or better

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