Job Description

Job Title: Medical Assistant II- IRMC Cancer Center
Job ID: 723485
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department: Indiana
Location: 850 Hospital Road, Indiana PA 15701

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 the IRMC Cancer Center in Indiana! Hours for this position will be Monday -  Friday from 8:00am - 4:30pm;  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. In addition to core Medical Assistant responsibilities, serves as lead person for team regarding day-to-day workflow issues or office procedures

Responsibilities:
  • Assist physicians with procedures. Document patient information into the medical record. 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.
  • Guides workflow and/or assigns tasks to other clinical staff. Assist management staff with supervisory activities. Participates with creation and implementation of departmental goals, processes and procedures. Mentors, orients and provides ongoing training to staff. Send/receive patient medical records in accordance with Health Insurance.
  • Manage inventory of supplies; restocking exam/procedure rooms. 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.
  • Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other state and federal regulations. 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. 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.
  • Relay instructions to patients/families. May provide more individualized patient/family education and supportive counseling as needed. Answering calls, and providing pertinent information including patient education as directed. Perform phlebotomy, EKG's, and level one labs. Perform clinic procedures according to policy and procedure.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. 
  • Successful completion of Medical Assistant program, or a national certification from a national certifying organization (AMT, AAMA, NAHP, NCCT, or NHA) or graduated from a LPN or RN or EMT/Paramedics program (must have received and maintained their certification if EMT) required. 
  • Two years of direct patient care experience required. 
  • 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 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support or Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Medical Assistant

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

Salary Range: $12.22 to $18.61

Union Position: No

At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

QUALITY & SAFETY
DIGNITY & RESPECT
CARING & LISTENING
RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

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