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Certified Medical Assistant

Company: Barnabas Health
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: November 17, 2019

Job Description:

Certified Medical Assistant
Req #: 0000044904
Category: Medical Assistant
Status: Full-Time
Shift: Day
Location:
Corporate Care at MSC, 600 RIVER AVE, LAKEWOOD, NJ 07470

Job Summary:
The Certified Medical Assistant is responsible for delivery of quality patient services, office communication, and information storage and retrieval services to patients and staff by performing related reception and clerical duties. Assist physician in providing primary health care and management of patient care. Is responsible for reporting identified safety issues such as hazardous environments (i.e. damaged floors/walls/ceiling tiles/unsecured areas) and medical errors.
Essential Functions:

  • Assists with both front office and back office duties.
  • Greets patients, update demographics, verifies insurance, and collects payments as necessary.
  • Answers phones and schedules patient appointments.
  • Assists physicians with patient treatment and minor surgeries.
  • Communicate with insurance carriers to obtain authorizations for procedures and pharmaceuticals.
  • Handles patient s requests for medical information, copies of medical records, refills, test results, etc. as instructed by the physician with signature, obtains patient release forms in accordance with patient confidentiality and medical record release policies. Schedule testing (in or out of office).
  • Call in patient s prescriptions to pharmacies.
  • Maintain inventory of medical and pharmaceutical supplies, order and stock as needed. Maintain drug cabinet.
  • Maintains patient files, records and other information.
  • Notify patient of change in medications/diet and reminders regarding appointments. Monitor patients need for weekly and/or monthly tests.
  • Notify physician of any situation they determine emergent.
  • Performs routine medical testing, i.e. blood testing, ekgs, pulmonary function tests, spirometry tests, hearing, vision (including color blindness test), urinalysis, rapid strep tests and drug screening, injections and vaccinations.
  • Prepare lab requests forms and tests to be forwarded to lab. Post lab results and file in patients files.
  • Prepares exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments.
  • Prepares patients for examination and treatment. Takes patients brief history and vital signs.
  • Responsible for performing duties independently following established and standardized procedures and methods, referring questionable situations to immediate supervisor or others.
  • Telephones patient follow-up on their condition after office visit as per the physician s instructions.
  • Call patients or other physicians with results of exams and tests. Hours*: Shifts will be between the hours of 7:30am and 5:00pm.
    *Hours are subject to change as business needs require. Position will float between Toms River, Lakewood, and occasionally the Long Branch facilities.
    Job Requirements:
    • Certified Medical Assistant is required.
    • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).
    • At least six (6) months to one (1) year of relevant experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous medical assistant experience or background preferred.
    • Must have a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant or Registered Medical Assistant certification through AMT, NHA, NCCT, AAMA, NCMA, AMCA, or NAHP. OR qualify and obtain certification within 60 days of hire.
    • BLS required. Individual is expected to attend some classes that educate and improve medical service skills on a yearly basis and produce supporting documentation.
    • Bilingual is a plus.Other Duties:
      Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

      RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

      Company Description:

      Barnabas Health is New Jersey---s largest integrated health care delivery system, providing treatment and services to more than two million patients each year. Throughout Barnabas Health, our dedicated physicians, nurses, and health professionals are committed to providing the highest quality of patient care and health education to the community and region.Barnabas Health offers a broad depth and breadth of services and is one of the leading health care systems in the nation, receiving widespread recognition for clinical excellence and patient safety. Barnabas Health---s network includes seven acute care hospitals, two children---s hospitals, a behavioral health center, including a statewide behavioral health network, ambulatory care facilities, geriatric centers, specialized women---s health services, and comprehensive home care and hospice services. Our 5,200 doctors and 21,000 employees deliver top quality care to 1.5 million outpatients, 220,000 inpatients, and 540,000 Emergency Department patients, and deliver 20,000 babies each year.We want our patients and their families to know that they can expect the highest level of care, delivered cost-effectively, wherever they see the name Barnabas Health. Each Barnabas employee contributes to a culture of responsibility, improvement, and quality at every one of our facilities, every day.

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