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Medical Assistant

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Supports physician and team lead in clinical and non-clinical functions.



SUPERVISOR: Clinic Manager



DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:


Clinical Functions:

  • Coordinates medical materials required for patient visit.
  • Prepares patient exam rooms and cleans rooms after clinic.
  • Escorts and rooms patient to exam room.
  • Obtains and records vitals (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and weight)
  • Prepares patient injection site for physician.
  • Assists and applies durable medical equipment as directed by the physician.
  • Orders/sends lab work to appropriate facility.
  • Administers patient education as directed by physician.


Clerical Functions:

  • Assists Supervisor with daily clinical activities to ensure clinic runs smoothly and timely.
  • Prepare clinical charts prior to the patient’s appointment.
  • Ensure that ancillary and lab reports, etc. are included in the patient chart prior to their visit.
  • Schedules appointments (new patient, follow-up, add-ons, referrals, or tests), follow-up appointments (post-testing, post-surgical, etc.) and terminates canceled appointments as required.
  • Schedules follow up testing per physician orders.
  • Accurately data enters new patient information in to electronic medical records (EMR) file.
  • Enters surgical/clinical charges into practice management system, or directs charge tickets to reception specialist when appropriate.
  • Updates patient charge sheet to ensure all services and DME are included.
  • Accurately scans charts into EMR system.
  • Fulfills medical records request on behalf of patient to include outside physician offices, insurance companies, worker’s compensation adjustors, etc.
  • Retrieve dictation for patient chart on a daily basis.
  • Monitors and works “Hold' buckets on dashboard.
  • Responsible for coordinating scheduling of patients tests, assuring follow-up appointments after the tests are scheduled.
  • Works “Financial Day End Review' report and dashboard on a daily basis.
  • Answers and documents patient phone calls, refill messages and has them signed off by physician.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance and reports any quality issues as they arise.
  • Interacts with various department representatives in the group, insurance companies, and worker’s compensation adjustors.


Job Requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:



EDUCATION:  High school diploma or GED. Nationally Registered Medical Assistant Certification required (must be obtained within 90 days of hire and/or must be kept current).



EXPERIENCE: Prior experience as a medical assistant. 



SKILLS: Clinical knowledge in a medical specialization.  Must be familiar with billing and scheduling software used in automated health care systems or similar billing and scheduling software. Intermediate to advanced computer skills.  Type 45+ wpm..



ABILITIES: Must have the ability to multi-task and have strong organizational skills; must have the ability to communicate effectively with physicians, staff, patients and external customers at all times..



OTHER:  Must have a valid Driver License. Other duties as assigned as necessary and may vary at times, as needed, by your immediate supervisor or as directed by the company.



PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:  Requires prolonged standing, stretching, and some bending.  A minimum of 50 lbs. may be required.  Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopies, telephone, and other equipment.  Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate information to patients and team members.  Normal but fast-paced work environment.

Job Snapshot

Location US-TX-San Antonio
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group, LLP

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group (TSAOG) was established by John J. Hinchey, M.D., and has been a long-time provider of quality orthopaedic care since 1947. With a commitment to provide the highest standards of medical care, TSAOG has become the largest orthopaedic practice in San Antonio and South Texas. Learn More

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US-TX-San Antonio
Kaila Thomlinson
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N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
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Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Supports physician and team lead in clinical and non-clinical functions.



SUPERVISOR: Clinic Manager



DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:


Clinical Functions:

  • Coordinates medical materials required for patient visit.
  • Prepares patient exam rooms and cleans rooms after clinic.
  • Escorts and rooms patient to exam room.
  • Obtains and records vitals (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and weight)
  • Prepares patient injection site for physician.
  • Assists and applies durable medical equipment as directed by the physician.
  • Orders/sends lab work to appropriate facility.
  • Administers patient education as directed by physician.


Clerical Functions:

  • Assists Supervisor with daily clinical activities to ensure clinic runs smoothly and timely.
  • Prepare clinical charts prior to the patient’s appointment.
  • Ensure that ancillary and lab reports, etc. are included in the patient chart prior to their visit.
  • Schedules appointments (new patient, follow-up, add-ons, referrals, or tests), follow-up appointments (post-testing, post-surgical, etc.) and terminates canceled appointments as required.
  • Schedules follow up testing per physician orders.
  • Accurately data enters new patient information in to electronic medical records (EMR) file.
  • Enters surgical/clinical charges into practice management system, or directs charge tickets to reception specialist when appropriate.
  • Updates patient charge sheet to ensure all services and DME are included.
  • Accurately scans charts into EMR system.
  • Fulfills medical records request on behalf of patient to include outside physician offices, insurance companies, worker’s compensation adjustors, etc.
  • Retrieve dictation for patient chart on a daily basis.
  • Monitors and works “Hold' buckets on dashboard.
  • Responsible for coordinating scheduling of patients tests, assuring follow-up appointments after the tests are scheduled.
  • Works “Financial Day End Review' report and dashboard on a daily basis.
  • Answers and documents patient phone calls, refill messages and has them signed off by physician.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance and reports any quality issues as they arise.
  • Interacts with various department representatives in the group, insurance companies, and worker’s compensation adjustors.


Job Requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:



EDUCATION:  High school diploma or GED. Nationally Registered Medical Assistant Certification required (must be obtained within 90 days of hire and/or must be kept current).



EXPERIENCE: Prior experience as a medical assistant. 



SKILLS: Clinical knowledge in a medical specialization.  Must be familiar with billing and scheduling software used in automated health care systems or similar billing and scheduling software. Intermediate to advanced computer skills.  Type 45+ wpm..



ABILITIES: Must have the ability to multi-task and have strong organizational skills; must have the ability to communicate effectively with physicians, staff, patients and external customers at all times..



OTHER:  Must have a valid Driver License. Other duties as assigned as necessary and may vary at times, as needed, by your immediate supervisor or as directed by the company.



PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:  Requires prolonged standing, stretching, and some bending.  A minimum of 50 lbs. may be required.  Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopies, telephone, and other equipment.  Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate information to patients and team members.  Normal but fast-paced work environment.

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