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 Pediatrics Ambulatory Care. The position is located at St. Louis Children's Hospital. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position serves as a role model demonstrating knowledge, expertise, and service behaviors to other Medical Assistants and members of the Health Care Team. This level of function may be demonstrated by:
Serving in a lead position in a patient care setting by sharing knowledge, demonstrating flexibility and consistently showing critical thinking skills that enable them to troubleshoot and solve difficult situations/problems.
Supervising the work of Medical Assistants I and/or II in the clinical operation of a patient care setting.
Providing a high level of support for both direct and indirect patient care aspects of a physician's practice.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Overall description of roles
Ability to float to cover subspecialties in different office settings, as needed.
Able to function well with minimal guidance in a variety of situations.
May be asked to lead or participate in special projects to improve processes affecting patient care and/or the work environment.
Supervises the work of Medical Assistants I and II in a patient care setting.
Ensures appropriate competencies are maintained by Medical Assistants.
May perform performance appraisals for direct reports.
May set work and coverage schedules for direct reports.
High level support
Performs functions to support a physician practice both in clinical and office settings.
Duties may include patient appointment scheduling, pre-arrival work such as insurance eligibility, pre-certifications, prior authorizations, answering patient sick calls, checking in patients, collecting required data and entering it into the EMR, placing patients in rooms, non narcotic prescription renewals, etc.
Patient Care Duties.
May perform both direct patient care and duties that support patient care.
Direct patient care -vital signs, EKGs, phlebotomy, injections, placing patients in exam rooms, assisting with procedures and/or treatments, cleaning and stocking exam rooms.
Supporting patient care -obtaining charts, scheduling tests and/or appointments, obtaining pre-certifications or prior authorizations.
May assist with patient medication management.
Completing prescription renewals and authorizations of non narcotic medications per standing orders and department guidelines.
Administering non-narcotic medications under the order of physicians or other advanced practice providers such as Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants such as intramuscular, subcutaneous or intradermal 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.
May route phone messages, patient questions, and telephone communications to appropriate personnel.
May assist 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 in a timely manner.
Answers questions from patient/family regarding treatments, diagnosis, and procedures using department standard operating procedures.
If order entry in the electronic medical record is part of the job function, completes requisitions/orders per Washington University guidelines.
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 and offers recommendations for improved, more efficient care and service.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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 (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
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.
Demonstrates effective interactive communication skills with ability to work with physicians, patients, families, significant others, and support staff.
Must have effective interpersonal, organizational, and telephone skills, working knowledge of anatomy and physiology, fundamentals of medical terminology, and demonstrated knowledge/experience working with electronic medical records.
The hiring range for this position is $15.54 - $19.05 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 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.
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