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Medical Assistant I

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 UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital. Previous Medical Assistant experience is preferred.

Recent Medical Assistant graduates/externs are welcome to apply as well!

Medical Assistants work on a flexible daylight schedule to ensure patient care coverage. Hours are subject to change based on business needs.

The Medical Assistant assists physicians with various aspects of patient care (including clerical, environmental, and organizational tasks) ensuring patient satisfaction. In addition to core Medical Assistant responsibilities, they serve as lead person for the team regarding day-to-day workflow issues or office procedures.

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:

  • Send/receive patient medical records in accordance with Health Insurance.  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 the scheduled maintenance program and keeping appropriate records.  Manage inventory of supplies; restocking exam/procedure rooms.
  • Check schedules and organizing patient flow.  Accompany patients to the exam/procedure room.  Assist patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exams, etc.  Collect patient information/history, taking vitals, performing screenings per provider guidelines.  Relay instructions to patients/families.
  • Answering calls and providing pertinent information including patient education as directed.
  • Perform phlebotomy, EKGs, and level one labs.  Perform clinic procedures according to policy and procedure.  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.

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:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34
  • Medical Assistant Certification Preferred
     

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

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