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Medical Assistant

Department:  VASCULAR SURGERY

Job Details

Req Id    56041 
Department    VASCULAR SURGERY 
Shift   Days
Shift Hours Worked    8.00 
FTE    1.066667 
Work Schedule    HOURLY NU 8 HR COMM MED 
Employee Status    A1 - Full-Time 
Union  Non-Union

Job Summary

A Medical Office Assistant works under direct supervision of the office physician(s). Duties and responsibilities include administrative and certain clinical tasks. Has a vast knowledge of insurance companies policies and procedures. Submits appropriate information to meet insurance company and specialist’s needs. Maintains a line of communication between the patient, family, clinical staff, and other team members. Makes decisions and takes follow-up actions to ensure effective communication and information flow.     

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Performs administrative duties including but not limited to: monitoring/maintaining the electronic & paper medical records, coordinating communication between patients and medical staff, greeting and checking in patients and families, utilizing the computer for data, answering phones, booking appointments, managing insurance forms.
  • Performs clinical tasks including but not limited to: taking/recording vital signs (such as temperature, heart rate, blood pressure), taking/recording height and weight measurements, preparing patients for exams, cleaning/sanitizing exam rooms, drawing blood, giving vaccines, performing minor medical tasks (such as removing sutures or prepping patient for minor procedures).
  • Addresses customer issues including but not limited to: using knowledge of medical terminology and insurance procedures to act as a liaison between the patient and insurance agency, providing service excellence to patients and their families through offering empathetic and compassionate patient-centered care; professionally managing patients, families and care givers needs and concerns; responding to patient requests and making active referrals to subject matter experts who can fulfill the patient request; providing culturally sensitive care.
  • Utilizes standard precautions and practice at all times, maintains a safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Adheres to the rules and regulations set forth by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act including but not limited to : accessing EMR, entering referrals, transferring and discharging patients.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, in-services, and establishing professional networks.
  • Maintains awareness of MVHS policies and procedures relevant to the position.

Education Requirements

Required: High School diploma or GED; One year of college
Preferred: Certificate or Associates Degree

Licensure/Certification Requirements

Preferred: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.


Nearest Major Market: Utica