Medical Assistant II - Arthritis Care

  • The Christ Hospital Health Network
  • 2355 NORWOOD AVE CINCINNATI Ohio 45212-2750 United States
  • Posted: Jan 10, 2019
Full-time Allied Health

Job Description

Title: Medical Assistant II
Shift: Full Time, Days
This position will be scheduled approximately 40 hours per week and will work in an Arthritis Care practice at our Norwood office located at 2355 Norwood Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45212.
Job Overview:  Assists in examination and treatment of patients under direction of physician by performing the following duties. Second level in the amount of experience, knowledge and skills for position.
The Medical Assistant may perform the following duties:
  • Maintains patient flow during clinic hours.  Documents review of systems; measures vital signs such as pulse rate, respirations, blood pressure, weight and height (see Appendix A for specifics); updates past and current medical, social and family history; reviews medications and updates medication list at each visit.  Correctly records patient information in the electronic medical record (EMR).  May assist in training of new employees.
  • Prepares patient charts in EMR for visits by scanning, abstracting, and reviewing to make certain that all diagnostic test results, hospital reports and other medical records necessary to help the physician care for the patient are in the patients chart.  Accesses and navigates websites or calls outside facilities to obtain necessary information.  May act as Superuser for Electronic Medical Record.
  • Refills medications and pre-authorizes medications including communicating with the patient, pharmacy, or insurance company as needed to complete the task.  Maintains recording of patient samples and other medications and disposes expired medications. Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients; maintains clean, fully supplied exam rooms.   Orders medical supplies as needed.  Completes patient assistance paperwork/requests as needed.
  • Obtains pertinent medical information from patients to facilitate medical decision making per specific office protocol procedures.  Returns calls as needed.  Responds to MyChart as needed.  Works in-baskets, daily work flow logs, and work queues in EMR/Practice Management system.  May coordinate/oversee work queues in office.  Answers incoming calls, schedules appointments, checks-in and out patients, and completes pre-certifications for prescriptions, procedures, and surgeries as needed.
  • Operates EKG, cardiac monitors, and other equipment to administer routine diagnostic tests as needed and other clinical duties such as phlebotomy and cast removal as assigned. (see Appendix A for specifics)
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.  Maintains patient confidence and protect operations by keeping patient care information confidential.  Understands and adheres to the legal responsibilities and requirements with the medical assistant role.  Demonstrates comprehension and support of quality measures and patient experience.
Education:  High School Diploma and completion of Medical Assisting program required.
Experience:  3-5 years of MA experience required or Management recommendation.
Licenses & Certifications: Certified/Registered Medical Assistant required, or must become certified or registered within two (2) years of hire date. BLS certification required.
Required Skills & Knowledge:  Proficient in clinical skills listed in Appendix A required.  Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Excel, EMR and scheduling systems) required.    Strong verbal and social skills to facilitate working respectfully with patients, physicians, visitors, co-workers, and drug reps in person or by telephone required.   Ability and willingness to travel to other physician offices as requested or needed.

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