Job Description

Job Title: Medical Assistant II- Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal Centers
Job ID: 55911013
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7am-5pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Rivers Butler
Location: 142 Clearview Circle, Butler PA 16001

Description

Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal Centers, located in Clearview, is looking for a Medical Assistant II. This is a full-time position with up to 40 hours per week. Shifts range Monday- Friday from 7am-5pm. This position will work 4, ten hour shifts, no nights or weekends required. This position will be responsible for performing basic triage, assisting with minor in-office procedures, instructing patients on home exercise plans, durable medical equipment and cast, splint and wound care, etc. Experience with EpicCare is preferred. Occasional travel to other offices may be required. 

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:
  • Work directly with Manager to identify opportunities for improvement with regards to Clinical/Non-Clinical functions, Infection Control Procedures, and Patient Assessments
  • Must be responsible and demonstrate proficiency in all practice category specific tasks
  • Obtain lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc. Complete forms/requisitions as needed. Schedule appointments. Verify insurance coverage and patient demographics.
  • 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.
  • Guide routine meetings with staff to communicate procedural changes to improve service quality and patient safety
  • Guides workflow and/or assigns tasks to other clinical staff.
  • Serve as the department super user for Epic Care.
  • Answering calls, and providing pertinent information including patient education as directed.
  • Assist management staff with supervisory activities. Participates with creation and implementation of departmental goals, processes and procedures. Mentors, orients and provides ongoing training to current and new staff members.
  • 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. May provide more individualized patient/family education and supportive counseling as needed.
  • Send/receive patient medical records in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other state and federal regulations.
  • 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.
  • 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. Manage inventory of supplies; restocking exam/procedure rooms.
  • - Performs a variety of orthopedic related activities including applying and removing dressings, casts and splints, distributing and applying durable medical equipment.
  • - Displays thorough knowledge base of orthopedic nomenclature, anatomy and disease processes that enables MA to be proficient in running clinic with all providers at site.
  • - Assists team in answering phone messages with clear and concise information, obtain authorizations and schedule testing as needed.
  • - Assists provider in back office clinical duties including rooming patients, taking vital signs and complete patient history, performs basic triage and assists with minor in office procedures to include applying and removing dressings. Instruct patients

Qualifications

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the Medical Assistant Career Ladder, based on their individual experience and education.

  • 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

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Medical Assistant
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

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

    Salary Range: $13.73 to $20.98 / hour

    Union Position: No

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