Medical Assistant-Chestnut Hill
Chestnut Hill, MA
Location: Chestnut Hill, MA Dermatology
Contract: ASAP start, 3-months to start
Hours: 8: 00am-5: 00pm, 40 hours per week
Handling both Medical Assistant and Practice Assistant duties
- Are you comfortable assisting on dermatology procedures including biopsies and incisions?
- Are you comfortable handling some administrative duties including scheduling, faxing, scanning medical records?
- Are you comfortable working in a fast paced team based environment while maintaining a positive attitude?
Performs medical assisting duties which may include, but are not limited to, vital signs, and assisting during biopsies, excisions and other in office procedures. Ensures that all patient care areas are clean, organized, stocked and ready for patient use. Escorts patients to ancillary service areas such as radiology and lab as needed.
Performs appropriate point of care testing, such as lab tests and specimen collection. Implements quality control standards to ensure proper functioning and accuracy of testing equipment. Provides patients with relevant instructions for specific tests and procedures.
Monitors, orders and/or maintains medical equipment and supplies, ensuring they are clean, sterilized, stocked and within expiration dates.
Performs initial review of medication lists in the electronic medical record for final review by licensed practitioners. May retrieve schedule VI and over the counter medications only, under supervision of licensed providers; is not authorized to perform licensed personnel duties, which include but are not limited to drawing up medications, medication administration or flushing IVs.
Uses the electronic medical record system to queue prescription renewals for review by a licensed provider. As directed by a clinician, enters/scribes orders for tests, services or appointments. During the visit, accurately documents tasks, as they are completed, to ensure proper billing (Facility Worksheet).
Schedules related diagnostic and lab tests making every reasonable effort to accommodate patient and provider needs. Verifies patient insurance, including prior authorizations, referrals, and pre-certifications. Explains processes as needed to help patients meet their needs and insurance requirements.
Prepares schedules, patient charts and other documents as needed for clinical activities, in accordance with Medical Center standards. Procures and correlates medical correspondence as directed by department.
Performs check-in utilizing a computer system, according to standard processes. This includes but is not limited to registration and verification of demographic and fiscal information, collecting copayments, collecting/verifying health care proxy and providing patients with visit questionnaires s.
Monitors patients and visitors entering, waiting, and leaving the practice. Facilitates timely flow and informs patients and providers of delays in a timely manner. Acts as liaison between patient and practice staff to ensure optimal flow and service delivery. Ensures waiting room materials are organized and stocked as directed by the department. May answer and screen telephone calls.