Performs routine clinical and administrative duties in support of assigned area or office such as measuring patients' vital signs, administering medications and injections, recording information in medical record keeping systems, preparing and handling medical instruments and supplies, and collecting and preparing specimens of bodily fluids and tissues for laboratory testing. Perform many administrative duties, including answering telephones, greeting patients, updating and filing patients' medical records, filling out insurance forms, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, and arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services.
High school diploma or equivalent required
Medical Assistant Certification from an accredited program or Certificate of Instruction from Trade school or program required.
Minimum Work Experience
Front and Back Office experience preferred. Experience in obtaining Prior Authorization preferred. 2 years practical experience preferred.
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must have strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Effective human relations skills are required for interfacing with team members, all levels of staff, physicians, patients, families and other contacts. Must be able to use a computer, telephone, fax machine, calculator, and adapt to new technology as it becomes available and necessary for the job. Must have a positive attitude, an even temperament, and function effectively in a stressful environment or conflict situations.
Required Skills Certifications:
Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire.
Medical Assistant State Certification required within 6 months of hire