Certified Medical Assistant

Centrastate Healthcare System, Inc

Job Description

Overview

The medical assistant will have various job duties under the direct supervision of the Physician and Registered Nurse.

Responsibilities

Clinical:

  • Preparing patients for examinations and take a history and vital signs.
  • Explain all procedures to residents
  • Collect specimens and send to lab
  • Clean exam rooms in between and after patients
  • Assist in scheduling any testing if resident needs assistance
  • Take EKGs
  • Venipuncture
  • Change dressings
  • Order supplies

Administrative:

  • Greet residents
  • Answer phones
  • Assist in scheduling follow-up appointments
  • Updating, filing and preparing next day charts

  • Performs selected clerical and administrative duties, and assists physicians as part of the care team
  • Checks patients in and out, verifies insurance/benefit coverage and collects copays and/or payment toward account balances at the time of service.
  • Ensures that a new patient information sheet is filled out on all patients annually and that necessary information changes are made at each visit
  • Maintains the computerized appointment schedule; schedules appointments and ensures patients receive appointment reminders, hospital procedures and/or surgeries following office protocol; advises medical staff and patients of scheduling changes; and maintains a record of physician schedules and days off to avoid scheduling conflicts.
  • Assists in managing the patient referral process
  • Records information on logs, ledgers and deposits accurately and neatly and copies logs and records as needed
  • Files patient charts and records
  • Delivers incoming mail and/or packages to the proper person upon receipt, processes outgoing mail and distributes faxes
  • Participates in educational activities and programs
  • Prepares for and reports at meetings as required
  • Maintains office supplies, and notifies management of problems
  • Maintains strict confidentiality; and treats staff, physicians, patients and visitors with respect
  • Performs other related work as required
  • Maintain daily scanning and patient recalls
  • Performs selected nursing and administrative duties, and assists physicians as part of the clinical care team
  • Conducts pre-visit planning by reviewing and updating patient charts prior to appointment with recent test results and correspondence and determines needed services per practice protocol
  • Confers with physician regarding any incomplete patient tests/consults or other incomplete orders prior to patient visit
  • Prepares patients for examination and treatment by escorting them from the waiting area to the exam room and taking histories and vital signs
  • Prepares, cleans and maintains exam and treatment rooms
  • Gives injections, venipuncture, procedures such as assisting with EKG\u2019s, X-rays, OB/GYN exams and treadmills as needed; and provides other patient care services under direction of the supervising physician.
  • Maintains sample medication records, administers medication upon physician order and responds to medications requests per practice protocol
  • Prepares and maintains clinical supplies and equipment
  • Triages and responds to patient communications with practice policy
  • Assists with scheduling tests and treatments, pre-certifying patients for hospital care and/or procedures, and processing referrals to other providers
  • Coordinates care with disease management or case management programs
  • Contributes to the development of policies and procedures
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations
  • Creates, maintains, copies, and files patient files, records, and other information as needed
  • Complies and condenses technical and statistical data for reports and records
  • Maintains strict confidentiality
  • Treats staff, physicians, visitors and patients with dignity and respect
  • Performs other related work as required
Qualifications

Education:

High school graduate or GED

Work Experience:

One year experience in a physician\u2019s office or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

Certified Medical Assistant Required

CPR Certification Required

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Some knowledge of CPT and/or ICD-9 coding preferred

Working knowledge of office procedures, organizational policies and procedures, systems and office management practices

Physical Demands

Working Conditions:

Works in a normal physician office environment with frequent exposure to sick or injured patients.

Exposure:

Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

Physical Demands:

Sitting — Rarely

Standing/Walking — Continuously

Kneeling/Stooping — Occasionally

Bending/Climbing — Occasionally

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist — Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds — Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds — Occasionally

Typing/Filing — Frequently

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Job Snapshot

Location US-NJ-Freehold
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care

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Centrastate Healthcare System, Inc
Company:
US-NJ-Freehold
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
Store Type:

Job Description

Overview

The medical assistant will have various job duties under the direct supervision of the Physician and Registered Nurse.

Responsibilities

Clinical:

  • Preparing patients for examinations and take a history and vital signs.
  • Explain all procedures to residents
  • Collect specimens and send to lab
  • Clean exam rooms in between and after patients
  • Assist in scheduling any testing if resident needs assistance
  • Take EKGs
  • Venipuncture
  • Change dressings
  • Order supplies

Administrative:

  • Greet residents
  • Answer phones
  • Assist in scheduling follow-up appointments
  • Updating, filing and preparing next day charts

  • Performs selected clerical and administrative duties, and assists physicians as part of the care team
  • Checks patients in and out, verifies insurance/benefit coverage and collects copays and/or payment toward account balances at the time of service.
  • Ensures that a new patient information sheet is filled out on all patients annually and that necessary information changes are made at each visit
  • Maintains the computerized appointment schedule; schedules appointments and ensures patients receive appointment reminders, hospital procedures and/or surgeries following office protocol; advises medical staff and patients of scheduling changes; and maintains a record of physician schedules and days off to avoid scheduling conflicts.
  • Assists in managing the patient referral process
  • Records information on logs, ledgers and deposits accurately and neatly and copies logs and records as needed
  • Files patient charts and records
  • Delivers incoming mail and/or packages to the proper person upon receipt, processes outgoing mail and distributes faxes
  • Participates in educational activities and programs
  • Prepares for and reports at meetings as required
  • Maintains office supplies, and notifies management of problems
  • Maintains strict confidentiality; and treats staff, physicians, patients and visitors with respect
  • Performs other related work as required
  • Maintain daily scanning and patient recalls
  • Performs selected nursing and administrative duties, and assists physicians as part of the clinical care team
  • Conducts pre-visit planning by reviewing and updating patient charts prior to appointment with recent test results and correspondence and determines needed services per practice protocol
  • Confers with physician regarding any incomplete patient tests/consults or other incomplete orders prior to patient visit
  • Prepares patients for examination and treatment by escorting them from the waiting area to the exam room and taking histories and vital signs
  • Prepares, cleans and maintains exam and treatment rooms
  • Gives injections, venipuncture, procedures such as assisting with EKG\u2019s, X-rays, OB/GYN exams and treadmills as needed; and provides other patient care services under direction of the supervising physician.
  • Maintains sample medication records, administers medication upon physician order and responds to medications requests per practice protocol
  • Prepares and maintains clinical supplies and equipment
  • Triages and responds to patient communications with practice policy
  • Assists with scheduling tests and treatments, pre-certifying patients for hospital care and/or procedures, and processing referrals to other providers
  • Coordinates care with disease management or case management programs
  • Contributes to the development of policies and procedures
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations
  • Creates, maintains, copies, and files patient files, records, and other information as needed
  • Complies and condenses technical and statistical data for reports and records
  • Maintains strict confidentiality
  • Treats staff, physicians, visitors and patients with dignity and respect
  • Performs other related work as required
Qualifications

Education:

High school graduate or GED

Work Experience:

One year experience in a physician\u2019s office or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

Certified Medical Assistant Required

CPR Certification Required

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Some knowledge of CPT and/or ICD-9 coding preferred

Working knowledge of office procedures, organizational policies and procedures, systems and office management practices

Physical Demands

Working Conditions:

Works in a normal physician office environment with frequent exposure to sick or injured patients.

Exposure:

Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

Physical Demands:

Sitting — Rarely

Standing/Walking — Continuously

Kneeling/Stooping — Occasionally

Bending/Climbing — Occasionally

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist — Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds — Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds — Occasionally

Typing/Filing — Frequently

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Requirements

 
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