Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position functions as a front office Medical Assistant in a clinic setting. Greets patients on arrival and departure from the physician clinic. Schedules, orders and prepares the patient’s itinerary following the physician visit. Serves as a liaison between stakeholders (staff, patients, healthcare professionals and general public) to assist in the efficient implementation of the patient’s plan of care.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Essential Functions)
Schedules, reschedules, cancels and confirms appointments for office visits, treatments, diagnostics and procedures in accordance with:
Clinical team’s guidelines
Treatment Center guidelines
Referral, authorization and registration processes
Enters orders for Laboratory, Radiology and Cardiology testing and procedures in the Electronic Medical Record assuring accuracy in:
Testing information (CPT codes)
Service dates and times
Communication to performing department or location.
Serves as a liaison between patient, physician and service providers to assist the patients in receiving timely and efficient appointments and information regarding testing, systems, procedures and resources. Provides patient with schedule itinerary, clinical summary and education instructions for testing/procedures.
Conducts thorough review of scheduled appointments and orders to verify accuracy of work performed throughout the clinic. Gives appropriate feedback to coworkers and Supervisor.
Greets patients to the Siteman Clinic, checks patients into IDX system, validates/updates demographic and insurance information, collects co-payments and obtains signed consent and/or responsibilities forms as indicated by department policy
Balance cash/credit and other transactions with receipt log at end of day according to department procedures.
High school diploma or GED; A Registered or Certified Medical Assistant with a minimum of 2 years of related work experience (examples of related fields include military medic, emergency medical technicians, Nurse’s Aide, physical therapy and nurse technicians, and certified athletic trainers); substitutions include:
Medical Assistant certification/registration eligible with successful completion of certification exam within 6 months of hire date or within a shorter time frame if noted by hiring manager
Graduate of an accredited nursing program (such as RN/LPN), or comparable allied health training program with a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience
Basic Life Support certification
Graduate of an Accredited Medical Assistant program is highly preferred.
Two years or more of Medical Assistant experience.
Electronic Medical Record experience.
Interactive communication skills with ability to work with physicians, patients, families, significant others, and support staff;
Must have strong interpersonal, organizational, and telephone skills, working knowledge of anatomy and physiology, fundamentals of medical terminology, and experience/knowledge working with electronic medical records
The hiring range for this position is $13.89 - $17.01 per hour.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C05.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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