Job Description

Job Title: Medical Assistant I
Job ID: 607646
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:00am -4:30pm
Shift: Day
Facility:
Department: POP23 Liver _ Pancreas Instit
Location: 3459 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

UPMC Montefiore is looking for a Medical Assistant! If you are a Medical Assistant interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development, we invite you to explore this opportunity today!



This position will be working primarily Monday - Friday, from 8:00am - 4:30pm. Travel to Monroeville and other locations will be required occasionally as needed. Previous Medical Assistant experience is preferred!  Recent Medical Assistant graduates/externs are welcome to apply as well!



This position will be responsible for both front and back office duties such as, rooming patients, vitals, assessments (RAI's), systems of review, insurance authorizations, scanning, faxing, scheduling tests and appointments, etc.


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

Responsibilities:

  • Answering calls and providing pertinent information including patient education as directed.
  • 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.
  • 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 Office Duties 1.Scanning of correspondence into the Epic System 2.Sorting of mail and faxes as appropriate 3.Enter new patient information into the Epic System 4.Mail/E-mail new patient packets to patients
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Send/receive patient medical records in accordance with Health Insurance. Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other state and federal regulations.

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 34 Criminal 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: $13.18 to $20.66

Union Position: No

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