Medical Assistant

Published April 11th, 2024

Schedule: 4x10s, Monday through Friday, 7:00AM – 5:30PM, day off may vary each week

Requirements: 

  • 2+ years of Medical Assistant experience
  • Must have experience with manual vitals
  • BLS Certification
  • Experience with NextGen preferred but not required

Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the quality of care rendered to patients
  • Responsible for assessing and implementing direct and indirect care, and identifying outcomes for patients in the gastroenterology setting
  • Systematically assessing the health status of individuals and record related health data
  • Acting sensitively with consideration to the diversity of the patient or group
  • Assisting the physician during procedures to promote optimal patient outcomes by team collaboration
  • Maintain effective working relationships with practitioners and other health center support staff
  • Maintain patient confidentiality in compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations
  • Maintain effective working relationships with peers, physicians, and management
  • Responding to emergency situations to promote optimal patient outcomes by recognizing changes in the patient’s health status
  • Performing diagnostic studies as ordered by a physician
  • Documenting patient data to ensure continuity in the provision and coordination of patient care
  • Acting as a resource for others
  • Serving as a mentor for other Medical Assistants
  • Participating in data collection for research using evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes
  • Monitoring performance by developing and participating in performance improvement activities
  • Interview patients, take vitals, room patients, document required information for patient’s visit
  • Check-in patients: take copays, update patient demographic information
  • Check-out patients: make follow-up appointments, print lab/radiology requisitions
  • File patient documentation electronically
  • Answer phones, manage voicemails
  • Schedule new patient consults, office visits, or emergency patients based on patient needs
  • Diagnostic Recall letters – inform physicians and patient that it is time to return for follow-up testing
  • Monitor inbox including calling patients with results of their procedure biopsies, giving patients responses from MDs
  • Assist physician with anoscopy and rubber banding procedures for hemorrhoid treatment
  • Perform Hydrogen Breath Tests and maintain test results binder and call patients with results
  • Clean and stock exam rooms
  • Perform prior authorizations for medications
  • Make sure all bloodwork, radiology, and patients records are in patient chart prior to appointment
  • Ensure proper recalls are entered
  • Update results from radiology and all pathology in order management
  • Check patient portal message and respond
  • Patient education: print and fold pamphlets when supplies are low
  • Discard expired medications properly
  • Fax records when needed
  • Fold, insert, stamp, and send all patient recall letters
  • Maintain current certifications
  • Other tasks and duties deemed necessary at the discretion of the physicians and management
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