Job Description

Job Title: Medical Assistant I- OB/GYN
Job ID: 718253
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: WCA SOUTH GROUP
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Are you a Medical Assistant interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? If you're passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity today! 

UPMC is looking for a Medical Assistant to work at an OB/GYN Practice in Magee and Waterfront! 
 
Travel will be required to Waterfront 50 percent of the time.  Hours for this position will be Monday -  Friday from 7:30am - 4:00pm;  no weekends required!  This position will be responsible for back office and front office duties.  Previous Medical Assistant experience is preferred!  Recent Medical Assistant graduates/externs are welcome to apply as well!  
 
Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the Medical Assistant Career Ladder, based on their individual experience and education.


Purpose:

Assist physicians with various aspects of patient care (including clerical, environmental, and organizational tasks) ensuring patient satisfaction.

Responsibilities:
  • Address denials per protocols of Revenue Cycle functions
  • Answering calls and providing pertinent information including patient education as directed.
  • Answers the phone, takes accurate messages, and delivers messages in a timely fashion following all expected communication guidelines/scripting. Provides 72 hour access to all new patients per expected requirements; notified manager if unable to meet goal
  • Check schedules and organizing patient flow. Accompany patients to exam/procedure room. Assist patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc. Collect patient information/history; taking vitals, performing screenings per provider guidelines. Relay instructions to patients/families.
  • Communicate directly with providers clinical/back office staff to ensure that patient flow is smooth and providers are well informed of situations that may arise; keeps patients updated with any days.
  • Comply with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, CLIA, PA Department of Health). Maintain strict confidentiality related to medical records and other data. Comply with all UPMC Health System policies and procedures.
  • General administrative duties, including chart filing, sending correspondence, faxing and copying, scheduling maintenance of office equipment, ordering supplies, ensure that waiting room and lunch room are neat and clean.
  • Obtain lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc. Complete forms/requisitions as needed. Schedule appointments. Verify insurance coverage and patient demographics. Prepare and managing charts to ensure information completed and filed appropriately. Other front office responsibilities, as required.
  • Participates and attends regularly scheduled meetings and routinely contributes to the good of the group
  • Perform phlebotomy, EKG's, and level one labs. Perform clinic procedures according to policy and procedure. Assist physicians with procedures. Document patient information into the medical record.
  • Prepare patient rooms, set up instruments and equipment according to department protocol. Clean exam/procedure rooms, instruments and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control. Clean according to scheduled maintenance program and keeping appropriate records. Manage inventory of supplies; restocking exam/procedure rooms.
  • Proficient with EPIC system scheduling/billing system
  • Pull charts for upcoming appointments, check for missing charts two days prior to appointment, prepare new patient charts and, if necessary, retrieve records from other offices and/or Iron Mountain.
  • Responsible for patient registration including collecting and posting co-payments, update and verification of insurance and demographic information, charge entry, end-of-day reconciliation, bank deposits, making necessary return appointments, and informing the waiting room of any delays
  • Send/receive patient medical records in accordance with Health Insurance. Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other state and federal regulations.
  • Surgery scheduling as assigned following hospital and WCA guidelines

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. 
  • Successful completion of Medical Assistant program preferred or equivalent hospital program or minimum of one year of direct patient care experience. 
  • Must have basic computer skills and knowledge of medical terminology, examination, diagnostic and treatment room responsibilities.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support or Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $12.59 to $19.16

Union Position: No

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