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Medical Assistant

Company: Trinity Health
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Job Description:

Position Purpose: Prepares patients for office visits; performs tasks including escorting patient to treatment room, obtaining pertinent patient information for medical record, and documenting information in patients' chart. Processes patient telephone calls and correspondence for the practice. Organizes and prioritizes duties to optimize efficiency and promote positive patient outcomes. Scribes information on a regular basis. Job Description Details: Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: High school diploma or equivalent required. Minimum of six (6) months of related work experience is required.-- Knowledge of medical assisting normally associated with obtaining an Associate's Degree in Medical Assistance is preferred. National Certification as a Medical Assistant preferred. Excellent communication and people skills. Customer/patient service orientated. The ability to gather and interpret data in situations where the information or problems are not overly difficult or complex. Work requires the ability to multi-task. The ability to exchange information on factual matters; schedule appointments, assess and record vital signs in patient's chart, explain policies and procedures, and relay patients' need to appropriate personnel. This type of interaction requires courtesy and tact when dealing with patients and their families and /or health care system colleagues. Work requires providing direct patient care to adults, and geriatric patients. Primary Job Responsibilities: Coordinates patient flow in the office. Collaborates with receptionist to make certain that patients are seen in a timely and efficient manner. Assists front office personnel by answering the telephone, scheduling patient appointments, and other tasks as needed. Obtains pertinent history and enters into the medical record including chief complaint, medical and surgical history, allergies, medications, and appropriate review of systems and takes/documents patient vital signs. In treatment rooms, serves as a scribe between patient and physician, documenting all relevant information. Prepares exam and treatment rooms. Prepares patients for examination and treatment. Ensures patient is given appropriate clothing in preparation for the expected physical exam or minor surgeries. Triages patient telephone calls for lab results, prescription refills, and other clinical matters based on physician clinical pathways. Processes and files all lab/diagnostic test results, correspondence, clinical notes in patients' chart after they have been reviewed by the physician. Assures accurate and complete documentation on patient records and notifies providers and other departments of diagnostic testing results.-- Maintains and organizes patient files in accordance with HIPAA regulations. Monitors inventory and restocks supplies as necessary. Provides age-specific care related to patient's unique physical and psychosocial needs. Works with the physicians to ensure completion of medical necessity forms, disability applications, and insurance-related documents. Prepares and administers medication and immunizations as ordered by providers. Performs EKG's and other procedures as required. Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions. Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity Health, Waterbury , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Waterbury, Connecticut

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