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Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C05.
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Position functions as a Medical Assistant in the department, prepares and maintains exam rooms, prepares charts, obtains reports and records; assists with patient flow and ensures the overall smooth running of the clinical office. Provides support to Ophthalmologist or Optometrist. Employs an algorithmic approach in navigating a patient's visit, including basic diagnostic testing and screening.
Greets patients and exhibits excellent customer service
Tracks patient flow using scheduling system and facilitates patient scheduling
Responsible for managing provider schedules
Has facile knowledge of insurance requirements and proper billing procedures
Provides accurate required medical documentation
Performs scribing functions, and directly supports physicians with patient care tasks
Performs contact lenses teaching
Performs basic paient intake and screening exam skills
Maintains a clean and safe clinical environment, including equipment maintenance as directed
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
Execeptational Customer Service and communication skills
Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program is highly preferred; 2 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.
Customer service skills.
Knowledge of basic human general & ocular anatomy/physiology.
Experience working in a medical offier.
The hiring range for this position is $13.89 to $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)
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Ophthalmology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
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 interdisciplin...ary 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.