GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The Certified Medical Assistant is a nonexempt position responsible for clinical and administrative duties to support nephrologists in the delivery of care to patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. Duties may include but are not limited to patient check-in and check-out clinical and administrative tasks, chart preparation, patient phone calls, and updating of the electronic medical record.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Obtains and documents patient vitals.
Creates and updates patient Electronic Health Records
Controls patient flow for physician
Assists assigned physician with patient care.
Performs administrative, clerical, environmental, and organizational tasks related to this care including but not limited to:
o Scheduling and pre-certifying tests as needed
o Providing back-up support for other clinical staff as needed; assisting others in clinic when not busy or as needed
o Assisting Practice Manager as needed or in absence of Practice Manager
Maintains supplies and cleanliness of exam rooms/empty and replaces biohazard containers.
Complies with all applicable OSHA, HIPAA and Meaningful Use regulations.
Consistent, regular, punctual attendance as scheduled is an essential function of this position.
Conveys a positive and professional image of clinic and physicians through words and actions at all times.
Performs other duties as assigned to assist physicians, nurses, and Manager.
Monitors patient flow during clinic by calling patients back to exam rooms and keeping them informed as to the waiting times.
Prepares patients for examination and treatment. This may include (but not be limited to) accompanying patients to exam/procedure room, assisting patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc.
Performs screenings per physician guidelines: collects limited patient histories and takes vital signs including pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and weight.
Assists physician with various procedures; charting, relaying instructions to patients and their families.
Prepares exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments, supplies, and equipment according to department protocols and medical procedures to be done.
Cleans exam/procedure rooms, instruments, and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control.
Travel to Time Share and other Nephrology Clinics required.
Assists patients to restrooms as needed
Assists with drug studies as needed.
Prepares new patient information packets and consent forms.
Completes prior authorizations and arranges all procedure scheduling requirements.
Codes office visits appropriately.
Processes and documents patient visits, routes medical charts (including transcription as applicable), prior authorizations/scheduling of tests.
Organizes information in medical chart; files and secures loose documents in charts. Maintains patient files, records, and other information by completing all required forms for patient charts.
Maintains strict patient confidentiality.
Completes work release forms as required.
Completes forms and requisitions as needed.
Answers and returns phone calls for physician as requested.
High school diploma or equivalent; some college or medical coursework/training preferred
Graduate from an accredited program for Medical Assistants (Certified Medical Assistant) or equivalent experience (two or more years' experience as a Medical Assistant)
Nephrology experience preferred
EMR/ EHR experience preferred
Requires ability to see, hear, communicate quickly, and to assist patients
Here is what you can expect when you join our Village:
A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future
Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.
Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
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