Job Description

Job Title: Medical Assistant, Certified
Job ID: 06237709
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8am-5pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Medical Group
Department: BONE AND JOINT
Location: 1705 Warren Avenue, Williamsport PA 17701

Description

UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport in their Bone and Joint department is looking for a Medical Assistant, Certified! This position is full-time with up to 40 hours per week. The shifts are Monday through Friday, hours 8:00 to 5:00pm; no weekend shifts required. Travel/coverage to other outreach clinics may be required. One year of Medical Assistant experience is preferred. 

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:
  • Attends routine meeting with staff to communicate procedural changes to improve service quality and patient safety.
  • Participates in implementation of department goals, processes and procedures. Assists with orientation of new staff members.
  • Relay instructions and education to patients per provider's instruction.
  • Document patient information into the medical record and adhere to all confidentiality requirements and policies.
  • Works directly with the manager to identify opportunities for improvement in regards to clinical/nonclinical functions, infection control procedures.
  • Serves as an office super user of EPIC Care as assigned.
  • Must attend competency training and be responsible and demonstrate proficiency in all practice category specific tasks from training. Includes but not limited to taking vital signs, medication and vaccine administration and passing medication test, CLIA testing collection of labs, TB skin testing, wound care and dressing change and other specific clinical functions (EKG, phlebotomy, ear irrigation) with training and perform clinical procedures according to policy an procedure.
  • Send and receive patient medical records in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other state and federal regulations.
  • Obtain lab/xray reports, hospital notes, referral information. Complete forms/requisitions as needed. Schedule appointments. Verify insurance coverage and patient demographics.
  • Prepare patient rooms, set up instruments and equipment according to department protocol, room patients and prepare for examination.

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.
  • 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

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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $15.58 to $23.38 / hour

    Union Position: No

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