Medical Assistant

  • Steward Health Care System
  • 2835 East Brown Road, Suite 101 Mesa Arizona 85213 United States
  • Posted: Apr 16, 2019
Full-time Allied Health

Job Description

Steward Health Care System LLC ("Steward") is a fully integrated, physician-led national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the most cost-efficient manner in the communities where out patents live.  Steward - the largest privately held health care company in the U.S.. - owns and operations 35 community hospitals across nine states, serves over 1,000 distinct communities and employs approximately 40,000 health care professionals.  In addition to our hospitals, the Steward provider network includes 4,800 providers, 25 urgent care centers, 87 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health offerings, over 7,300 hospital beds under management, and approximately 1.5 million full risk covered lies through the company's managed care and health insurance services.  The total number of paneled lives within Steward's integrated care network is projected to reach 3 million in 2018.   

Steward Medical Group (SMG), Inc. is Steward's multi-specialty group practice with over 4,500 employees including over 1,800 physicians and advanced practitioners. SMG operates approximately 450 practice locations throughout Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, and provides more than 4 million patient encounters per year. 

Position Summary: 

The Medical Assistant Coordinates processing and care provided to patients examined by the Provider in the office.  Assists in maintaining and documenting of patient chart with current information on patient’s condition, care provided, and follow-up prescribed by the physician/provider.  Participates in performing or arranging for any lab or other diagnostic/clinical tests or treatments provided during examination, or as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Place patients in exam rooms after registration, insuring that chart reflects current complaint/condition, medical history and any test results appropriate to follow-up visits. Take appropriate vital signs and document in chart.
  • Set-up room and/or equipment and assists with or performs as directed any special procedure, etc.
  • Coordinate patient’s office visit discharge and if needed, assists in arranging for diagnostic tests or referral exams.
  • Performs and/or assists physician with tests/procedures available in the office per their orders and in accordance with established safety and infection control procedures.
  • Ensure that blood or tissue samples are sent to appropriate referral laboratory.
  • Assist with contacting pharmacies for new or refill prescriptions per physician approval.
  • Obtains authorizations to perform tests, procedures or referrals to outside providers.
  • Cleans, sterilizes and packages surgical instruments/packs in the office setting.
  • Prepares all charts for next day’s appointments by reviewing physician notes to determine what must be available for the visit.  To include retrieving x-rays, lab results, etc.
  • Maintains and rotates appropriate supplies/medications to be stocked in exam rooms. Appropriately discards any out of date medications.
  • Keeps patient areas and exam rooms clean and prepared on a  daily basis. Uses bleach solution or antimicrobial solution for cleaning as appropriate.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Graduate of Medical Assistant training program required.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology required 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • High School diploma or GED preferred
  • One year experience preferred