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Medical Assistant I

  • Job ID: 808079338
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated
  • Department: 56375 ZCMS1 Suburban East
  • Location: 3436 William Penn Highway, Pittsburgh PA 15235
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $14.46 to $22.05 / hour

Description

UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated is seeking a full-time Medical Assistant I to support UPMC Suburban East Medical Center!

The Medical Assistant I will work daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with no weekends required! This position will work primarily 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with one rotating later shift (approximately 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) falling on Thursdays.

The Medical Assistant I will assist physicians with various aspects of patient care (including clerical, environmental, and organizational tasks), ensuring patient satisfaction. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, rooming patients, maintaining efficient office/patient flow, taking vitals, working in the patients’ EMRs, relaying results, and additional administrative/clerical tasks.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a working knowledge of electronic medical records, with a working knowledge of EPIC/EpicCare being a plus! Being comfortable with both patient care and clerical duties is vital for this role, as are exceptional interpersonal communication skills.

If you're passionate about patient care, and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth and development, we invite you to explore this opportunity today! 

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Responsibilities:

  • Check schedules and organize 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 and 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, setting 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 keep appropriate records.
  • Manage inventory of supplies and restock 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, EKGs, and level one labs.
  • Perform clinic procedures according to policy and procedure.
  • Assist physicians with procedures.
  • Document patient information into the medical record.
  • Answer calls and provide 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 manage 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.
  • Working knowledge of EMR systems preferred.
  • Working knowledge of EPIC/EpicCare is a plus.


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)
  • Act 34

 

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