Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology. The position is located at the Mid Campus Center. This position is for the Medical School Campus. Some local travel to satellite office may be required.
Position leads the work of Medical Assistant in the clinical operation of a patient care setting. Performs duties required to assist provider team by coordinating the examination and treatment of patients, such as preparing charts, obtaining reports and records, performing patient and family education, arranging for pre-operative testing and procedures and obtaining the results from this testing for clinical review. Directs patient flow and ensures overall smooth running of the clinical office. May be some pressure caused by adherence to patient and physician schedules.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists in orientating and training newly hired Medical Assistants.
Functions as an assistant to provider team(s) in preparation of clinic, monitors provider(s) schedule and provides scheduling guidance, prepares charts, obtains pathology specimens, outside imaging and records and uploads to electronic medical record.
Directs patient flow, assists with special procedures, instructs patients including pre- and post-procedure teaching.
Reviews all medication requests. Under supervision of medical team, works independently with pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies in order to provide accurate prescription coordination.
Obtains insurance authorization/precertification for admissions, medications, and procedures. Facilitates patient assistance when applicable.
Provides patient education on Prescription insurance and Specialty Pharmacy
May assist with renewal and authorization of non-narcotic medications per standing orders and department guidelines.
Triages emergent calls and directs to the appropriate provider team(s) for care in a timely manner.
Routes phone message, patient questions, and telephone communications to appropriate personnel.
Assists with care coordination by doing tasks outlined under the department guidelines such as calling patients with test results, scheduling appointments, assisting physician with return calls regarding test results, diagnostic procedures, and admissions; and monitoring new and return patient contacts, including scheduling of appointments and follow-up appointments.
Coordinates physical therapy, pre-operative and pre-therapy testing and coordination of services with referring physicians Enters orders in the electronic medical record and complete requisitions/orders per Washington University guidelines.
Completes necessary paperwork and documentation in a timely manner.
Answers basic questions from patient/family regarding treatments, diagnoses, and procedures.
Assists in obtaining durable medical equipment by completing appropriate paperwork at time of dispersal to patient.
Completes disability, handicap parking and other patient-related paperwork.
Maintains required HIPAA compliance, skills/competencies and participates in in-services, staff programs, continuing education, and cross-training programs according to established standards and Washington University policies.
Complies with OSHA, state and federal regulatory sources/standards.
Participates in quality improvement activities to ensure appropriate clinical outcomes.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.; a Registered or Certified Medical Assistant with a minimum of 3 years of related work experience (examples of related fields include military medic, emergency medical technicians, Nurse’s Aide, physical therapy and nurse technicians, and certified athletic trainers); substitutions include:
Medical Assistant certification/registration eligible with successful completion of certification exam within 6 months of hire date or within a shorter time frame if noted by hiring manager
Graduate of an accredited nursing program (such as RN/LPN), or comparable allied health training program with a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Must be able to show proof of Medical Assistant registration/certification or complete Medical Assistant registration/certification within 6 months of hire date or within a shorter time frame if noted by hiring manager; Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
One year or more of supervisory or team leader experience.
Three years or more of Medical Assistant experience.
Graduate of an Accredited Medical Assistant program.
Electronic medical record experience.
The hiring range for this position is $15.85 - $19.43 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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