Medical Assistant - Physician Office - Ligonier - Full Time

Excela Health Ligonier , PA 15658

Posted 3 months ago

Performs basic direct patient care activities, such as lab tests. Treatments, and medication administration. These are performed under the direction of the Nurse Manager, RN Supervisor, RN and/or the physician in preparation for the patient's examination and treatment. Carries out clerical activities, quality control activities, performance improvement initiatives, etc. in support of the physician practice as assigned.

  • Regular, consistent, on-site, and timely attendance.

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

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

  • Completes patient care treatments and testing as ordered.

  • Complies with completeness, accuracy and timeliness of documentation.

  • Maintains a collaborative relationship with the physicians/nurses to achieve desired patient outcomes.

  • Prepares patients for examinations, treatments, and procedures.

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

  • Assists the physician with treatments and procedures as requested.

  • Performs clerical functions in support of patient care and office functions.

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

  • Obtains and verifies accurate patient demographic and insurance information entering it into the billing system.

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

  • Completes forms and letters necessary for continued patient care.

  • Completes additional clerical duties as assigned.

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

  • Utilizes two forms of patient identification before implementing any form of patient care.

  • Labels all patient specimens with identifiers per policy.

  • Uses patient identifiers on all forms of written documentation, including notes and point of care testing results.

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

  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development.

  • Demonstrates an ability to solve problems independently and seeks assistance from immediate when appropriate

  • Maintains accountability for own actions.

  • Effectively functions as a resource person.

  • Acts as a patient advocate.

  • Performs effectively in the role of preceptor/mentor to new hires/students.

  • Assists in maintaining/decreasing organizational/departmental costs.

  • Assists in organizational compliance with regulatory agencies.

  • Assists in continuous survey readiness or inspections and surveys.

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

  • Consistently practices National Patient Safety Goals.

  • Facilitates interpersonal communication on a routine basis.

  • Interacts with external customers in a courteous and respectful manner.

  • Interacts with co-workers and internal customers in a respectful and professional manner.

  • Knowledge and/or ability schedule surgery, procedures, and testing for patients. This also includes management of provider schedule and collaboration with hospital and outpatient facilities where applicable for practice location.

  • Supports performance improvement initiatives in the physician practices.

  • Assists with data collection as directed.

  • Incorporates into practice performance improvement initiative that have been implemented.

  • Maintains the environment of care.

  • Ensures supplies are replenished daily.

  • Consistently maintains a clean safe environment.

Required:

  • Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant school or Certified by the PA Department of Health as an EMT-Paramedic or Emergency Medical Technician.

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

  • Paramedics must be certified by the PA Department of Health as an EMT-Paramedic. Emergency Medical Technicians must be certified by the PA Department of Health as an EMT.

  • Act 73

  • Functional Skills on PC and Related Software (Microsoft Office)

  • Knowledge of basic Office Equipment such as copier, fax machine, etc.

Preferred:

  • Previous outpatient office experience. Current Registration (RMO) or Certification (CMA) to practice as a medical assistant in the State of Pennsylvania.

LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM

  • $2500 SIGN ON BONUS*
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