Medical Assistant/Scheduler (Contract)

PAY RATE: 16/hr
POSITION: Contract

JOB TITLE: MEDICAL ASSISTANT/SCHEDULER

SCOPE:
Under direct supervision, assists physicians and clinicians with patient care duties in a clinical environment. Promotes efficient patient flow and patient care, i.e. exams, and procedures. Performs clinic support tasks including miscellaneous clerical tasks, answering phones, and maintaining physician’s schedule. Responsible for scheduling patient appointments and tests in an efficient and timely manner. Answers all incoming calls and directs calls to appropriate personnel. Serves as a liaison between patient and medical staff. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Escorts patients to and from exam rooms, physician offices, and treatment room as appropriate.
-Records patient data prior to each physician visit, including but not limited to, vital signs, height, weight, allergies, and medication changes.
-Obtains all necessary patient records as required by physician prior to treatment or procedures.
-Prepares and stocks exam/treatment rooms and orders supplies as needed.
-Assists physicians with exams and procedures as requested.
-Depending on practice-specific protocols, may be asked to obtain.
-Administers subcutaneous and intramuscular injections, as delegated by RN or physician.
-Maintains all exam/treatment room disinfection protocols.
-Responds to patients’ calls as requested.-Performs other administrative duties, i.e. typing, filing faxing reception, etc, as requested by supervisor or physician.
- Alerts nurse/physician of abnormal vitals, any important information given by patient.
- Collection of inbound meaningful use data. Flu documentation, initial height and weight.
- Prints med list for patient to review.
-Fill out disability forms.
- Schedule blood transfusions, therapeutic phlebotomies, ordering special tests (Oncotypes, Kras testing, EGFR (epidural growth factor receptor), Myraid, Paradigm, etc).
-May enter orders under a provider’s direction and supervision.
-Answers all incoming calls; assess callers’ needs and directs to appropriate personnel. Pages clinic personnel as appropriate. Obtains and communicates messages in an accurate and timely manner. -Schedules new patients and return appointments in computer system in accordance with physician and/or office guidelines. Cancels/reschedules appointments according to physician schedule changes; notifies appropriate clinic personnel.
-Obtains and enters all authorization and correspondence relating to referrals in patients’ charts and computer.
-Maintains physician’s schedule: on call, vacations, meetings, etc.
-Schedules outpatient appointments/testing and hospital admissions upon request. Obtains necessary pre-certification as required.
-Handles new patient referrals, gathers necessary information, assigns the patient account number and schedules appointment.
-Collects co-pays, deductible and other out of pocket amounts at time of visit.
-Maintains primary office scheduling book containing all physician meetings, satellite schedule, rounding and call coverage.
-Handles incoming phone calls from patients needing to schedule or reschedule appointments.
-Provides patients with accurate and legible appointment cards. Documents no shows in patients chart for missed visits. Follows up with patient to reschedule any missed appointments.
-Arranges for patients to have financial counseling as needed.
-Demonstrates an understanding of patient confidentiality to protect the patient and clinic/corporation.
-Follows policies and procedures to contribute to the efficiency of the front office. Covers for other front office functions as requested.
-Prepares correspondence, memos, forms and other typing as requested by supervisor

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