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Medical Assistant I / Family Practice

Company: UPMC
Location: Altoona
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Description Location: BMA Family Practice Schedule: Daytime hours Monday - Friday Are you a Medical Assistant interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? If you're passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity today! This position is elgible for a $500 sign on bonus! Purpose:The Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting physicians with various aspects of patient care (including clerical, environmental, and organizational tasks) ensuring patient satisfaction.Responsibilities:Checks schedules and organizing patient flow. Accompanies patients to exam/procedure room. Assists patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc. Collects patient information/history; takes vitals, performs screenings per provider guidelines. Relays instructions to patients/families.Sends/receives patient medical records in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other state and federal regulations.Prepares patient rooms, set up instruments and equipment according to department protocol. Cleans exam/procedure rooms, instruments, and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control. Cleans according to scheduled maintenance program and keeping appropriate records.Manages inventory of supplies; restocking exam/procedure rooms.Complies with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, CLIA, PA Department of Health). Maintains strict confidentiality related to medical records and other data. Complies with all UPMC Health System policies and procedures.Performs phlebotomy, EKG's, and level one labs. Performs clinic procedures according to policy and procedure. Assists physicians with procedures. Documents patient information into the medical record.Answers calls and provides pertinent information including patient education as directed.Obtains lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc. Completes forms/requisitions as needed. Schedules appointments.Verifies insurance coverage and patient demographics. Prepares and manages charts to ensure information completed and filed appropriately.Other front office responsibilities, as required. Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent is required.Successful completion of Medical Assistant program preferred or equivalent hospital program or minimum of one year of direct patient care experience.Must have basic computer skills and knowledge of medical terminology, examination, diagnostic and treatment room responsibilities. Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hireAdvanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)Act 33 with renewalAct 34 with renewalAct 73 FBI Clearance with renewalUPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/VeteranIndividuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC's COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more. Total Rewards More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC's Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life - because we believe that you're at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more. Our Values At UPMC, we're driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

Keywords: UPMC, Altoona , Medical Assistant I / Family Practice, Healthcare , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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