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.
The Department of Neurological Surgery provides comprehensive patient care services, from diagnosis through treatment. In existence since 1919, the Department offers its services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital, both nationally recognized for excellence. Both hospitals are the most technologically advanced in the region, offering patients the latest in diagnosis and treatment.
Position works as Medical Assistant in the clinical operation of a patient care setting. Performs duties required to assist in the examination and treatment of patients such as preparing and maintaining exam rooms, preparing charts and x-rays, obtaining reports and records, performing patient and family education, scheduling pre-operative testing, procedures, appointments, and pre-certifications, directs patient flow and ensures overall smooth running of the clinical office.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Patient Care Duties
Interacts directly with patients in clinic setting and completes tasks which may include obtaining vital signs, completion of EKGs, phlebotomy, and verification of medications.
Prepares for office hours by doing tasks such as obtaining charts, scheduling tests, and preparing exam rooms.
Assists with examinations, procedures, and lab tests.
May assist with renewal and authorization of non-narcotic medications per standing orders and department guidelines.
May administer medications under the order of physicians or nurse practitioner (this includes vaccines and IM and subcutaneous injections).
Communication and Documentation
May schedule and assign work to other Medical Assistants to ensure appropriate staffing; assists in orientating and training new Medical Assistants.
Directs patient flow, assists with special procedures/treatments, and completes requisitions.
Routes phone messages, patient questions, and telephone communications to appropriate personnel.
Assists with care coordination by doing tasks outlined under the department guidelines such as calling patients with test results, scheduling appointments, assisting physician with return calls; scheduling surgeries, diagnostic procedures, and admissions; and monitoring new and return patient contacts, including scheduling of appointments and follow-up appointments.
Completes necessary paperwork and documentation.
Documents accurate information in the patient record in a timely manner.
Answers basic questions from patient/family regarding treatments, diagnosis, and procedures.
Equipment and Supplies
Monitors supply inventory, ensuring adequate supplies, equipment, or garments are available and that they comply with regulations.
Cleans and stocks exam rooms and sterilizes instruments.
Maintains required HIPAA compliance, skills/competencies and participates in in-services, staff programs, continuing education, and cross-training.
programs according to established standards and Washington University policies.
Complies with OSHA, state and federal regulatory sources/standards.
Participates in quality improvement activities to ensure appropriate clinical outcomes.
Performs other duties as assigned.
-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)
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurosurgery.� This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C06.
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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
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.
High school diploma or GED; a Registered or Certified Medical Assistant with a minimum of 3 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
The hiring range for this position is $15.24 - $18.68 per hour.
One year or more of supervisory or team leader experience; 3 years or more of Medical Assistant experience; graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program is highly preferred; 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
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.