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Daylight Shift Medical Assistant (Dermatology)

Description

The Department of Dermatology is excited to recruit for a Medical Assistant to support our department. The position is located in Falk Clinic in Oakland, PA. We provide care to our general dermatology patients, as well as support our excision clinic, along with meeting the dermatology needs of our transplant population. Preference will be given to candidates with prior Medical Assistant or direct patient care experience. 

 
The Medical Assistant must demonstrate exceptional clinical skills, attention to detail, and a comfort with direct patient care. Back office duties also include but are not limited to check in/out, prior authorizations, and assisting our patients with achieving telemedicine appointments. The ability to provide compassionate care, work as part of a team, and the desire to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment is a must. 
 
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:
  • 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.
  • Send/receive patient medical records in accordance with Health Insurance. Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other state and federal regulations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Answering calls and providing pertinent information including patient education as directed.
  • 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.

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

  • 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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