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Medical Assistant I - Vascular Surgery

Description

If you're passionate about patient care and a job that offers excellent benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity today! UPMC Shadyside is hiring a full time Medical Assistant II for our Vascular Surgery department. 


A Medical Assistant certification or degree is required. The ideal candidate will have 5 or more years of experience. Knowledge of wound care is preferred, and this role will consist of a combination of front and back office duties. This is a daylight position, Monday through Friday only, no weekends or holidays are required. 

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



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.
  • Serve as the department super user for Epic Care.
  • Answering calls, and providing pertinent information including patient education as directed.
  • Participates with creation and implementation of departmental goals, processes and procedures.  
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Successful completion of Medical Assistant Program or equivalent hospital program (LPN/RN/EMT) OR successful completion of certification examination (AMT, AAMA, NAHP, NCCT, or NHA) OR at least 2 years of experience as a Medical Assistant 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)

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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