Atlantic Health System is seeking Full Time Medical Assistant for Pain Management at Overlook Medical Center in Summit NJ. The shift is 8:30 am- 4:30 pm , no weekends or holidays.
The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) in the Pain Management Center at Overlook functions as an integral member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in providing direct patient care.
The CMA will be responsible for directing patients in all phases of their experience with the practice. Responsibilities will include greeting and preparing for patients, completing patient intake into EPIC system, maintaining exam rooms including cleaning and keeping inventory/ordering supplies, and handling patient prescriptions and pre-authorizations for diagnostic testing/procedures as well as other duties typical of a physician practice. Job functions include:
Clinical: The CMA functions under the direct supervision and authority of the physician when determining competencies and performing clinical tasks during patient care. Some of these functions include initial patient assessments and obtaining patient medical histories. Specific to the Pain Center the assessment may include pain inventories, opioid risk assessments, and other chronic pain patient specific assessments.
The CMA administers medications and immunizations, obtains vital signs, maintains an inventory of appropriate supplies, ensures safe and efficient patient flow, tracks high-risk referrals and lab tests, facilitates safe transitions of care, organizes the practice environment to assure patient safety and quality health outcomes, and contributes to designated quality measures.
Billing/Administrative: Assists physicians and clinical staff as requested with faxes, filing, phone calls, charts, documents, appropriate diagnostic ordering forms, etc. At the end of the day, review EPIC to verify that every scheduled patient's chart has been completed. Communicates with insurance carriers to obtain authorizations for procedures and pharmaceuticals. Follows up on referrals. Handles patient's requests for medical information, copies of medical records, refills, and test results, etc. as instructed by the physician.
Environment of Care: Consistently responds to patients/families in a courteous and positive manner. Abides by the HIPPA guidelines. Fosters a positive and pleasant work environment which promotes our shared values. During times of low census in the department will be asked to cross cover in other departments.
Authority/Decision Making Level: Under the direction of a physician and clinical staff, takes appropriate clinical actions using available resources, to achieve positive outcomes for patients, visitors, and staff. Independently prioritizes daily tasks and assignments. Identifies and recommends opportunities for improvement in order to ensure patient safety and quality outcomes. Responds to urgent and unplanned situations appropriately.
Required Knowledge: Familiarity with computer based patient appointment scheduling, registration systems and electronic medical record. Medical terminology required. Familiarity with medication and vaccination administration.
Required Skills: Effective interpersonal skills and demonstrated written and verbal communication skills. Effective time management and organizational skills. Effective clinical skills appropriate for the ambulatory care setting.
High School Diploma required
Medical Assistant certification through AAMA, NCCT, AMT or NHA preferred
Ability to work flexible hours to accommodate physician schedule; usual time is 8:30am-4:30pm
Monday through Friday
Prior office experience required
Epic experience preferred
One year of experience required. Pain Management experience a plus
Atlantic Health System aims to deliver the highest quality, safety and care combined with the best experience for our patients and their families. We are confident that you will find success within Atlantic Health System, which has been named for the 14th year in a row to Fortune's 'Top 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For' list. We believe you will find that our culture of collaboration and care exemplifies the value we place on our patients, their families, and our employees.
Atlantic Health System, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and, therefore, abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual or affectional orientation, national origin or nationality, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, protected veteran status, ancestry, marital status.