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Medical Assistant

Company: Idaho Hand Institute
Location: Pocatello
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPOSITION BENEFITS- Hourly Pay: $14 - $17/hour- Employer-sponsored 401(K)- Health, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance- Uniform allowance- Year round "half-day" Fridays

POSITION SUMMARYThis position is responsible for assisting clinicians and healthcare staff in providing medical care, as well as implementing and evaluating direct patient care. This position utilizes specialized knowledge, judgment, and skills to provide an excellent patient experience.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS1. Prepares patient for exam and treatment by taking and recording vital signs, symptoms and other necessary measurements and recording chief complaint; documents pain scores as appropriate. Reports condition of patient which may be indicative of change in the patient's condition to the clinician. 2. Assists providers with exams and minor in-office procedures. Acts as chaperon as needed. Uses universal blood and body fluid precautions at all times and personal protective equipment as needed. Responsible for prioritization of patient flow through clinical process.3. Coordinates and manages patient care including pre-certifications, referrals, authorizations, prescriptions and scheduling of patients for clinic, hospital and other ancillary medical treatments and tests. Responsible for communicating test results to patient. Acts as a resource to clinician in order to provide optimal patient care. May administer medications in accordance with established policies and procedures or as directed.4. Provides clerical support with patient/client notifications and documentation which includes but is not limited to complete medical records such as labs, authorizations, X-Rays, hospital records and any previous care pertaining to each patient visit. Provides complete and accurate information necessary for billing related to the patient encounter in a timely fashion.5. Maintains a clean, functional environment including cleaning and disinfection of equipment, exam rooms and storage areas. Disinfects equipment and instruments using appropriate solutions following sterilization procedures. Follows manufacturer's recommendations and OSHA guidelines in handling of hazardous substances. Performs basic maintenance of equipment and coordinates needed maintenance for prompt repairs. 6. Orders medical supplies and stocks patient care areas. Monitors inventory including medication/injectables and immunizations (e.g. expired medications/equipment and recalls). 7. Develops and maintains effective communication mechanism with all external and internal customers. Exemplifies service orientation and the team concept in all contacts.Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Serves as role models for staff and act in a people-centered, service excellence-focused, and results-oriented manner. Provides all customers of Idaho Hand Institute with an excellent service experience.NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Additional tasks and/or responsibilities may be added or assigned by the Practice Manager.PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT FACTORS Able to stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, and stretch frequently. Possess physical agility and adequate reaction time to respond quickly and appropriately to unexpected patient care needs. Needs adequate hearing and visual acuity, including adequate color vision. Requires fine motor skills, adequate eye-hand coordination, and ability to grasp and handle objects. Able to use proper body mechanics to assist patients in ambulating, transferring in and out of bed, chair or wheelchair. May be required to lift up to 75 pounds. Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and bodily fluids. Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone. Use of personal computer or equivalent. May require travel.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSStrong computer skills, including the ability to work with medical softwareExceptional interpersonal and communication skillsAbility to manage multiple priorities in an effective and organized fashion. Knowledge of Medical TerminologyPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSKnowledge as normally obtained through graduation from an Accredited Medical Assisting Program. Completion of an approved medical assistant training program as defined by state regulations is not required.Experience with office medical procedures and treatments, knowledge of insurance, managed care operations, EMR and scheduling software preferred.Additional related education and/or experience preferred.Compensation: $14.00 - $17.00 per hour

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Keywords: Idaho Hand Institute, Pocatello , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Pocatello, Idaho

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