Job Description

Location: Saint Anne's Hospital
Posted Date: 9/20/2022

MEDICAL ASSISTANT – CENTER FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

This job is located at the Saint Anne’s Hospital Center for Pain Management, in Swansea MA

The Center for Pain Management is dedicated to understanding and treating the complex nature of pain suffered by patients with a variety of illnesses and conditions. We focus on treating each unique individual, as pain conditions affect people differently. Our multidisciplinary team of pain management experts uses the most modern techniques to treat a wide range of common chronic pain conditions

POSITION SUMMARY:

The medical assistant position serves to coordinate the daily health care delivery system in the medical office. The position covers a wide range of responsibilities that entail a combination of providing direct care and technical and administrative assistance to patients, physicians and other staff in department. On a daily basis, the incumbent will perform a wide variety of computer, l, clerical, scheduling, and supply functions necessary for the operation of the medical practice with minimal supervision

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Notifies physician and other practice staff of any missing information related to patient encounters/visits
  • Obtains diagnostic reports/medical information from outside sources
  • Secures discharge record and/or test/procedure results from source where service was scheduled
  • Prepares patient record for office visit and assures that record is complete
  • Prepares letters for physician signature
  • Greets patients and offers assistance within scope of responsibility
  • Answers the telephone in a prompt and courteous manner
  • Responds to patient and staff questions in an appropriate manner
  • Triages phone calls for appropriate administrative and/or clinical response
  • Notifies physician and/or other clinical staff of emergent problems Obtains patient vital signs and records the same in patient chart
  • Updates medical/surgical/social history in medical record
  • Updates medication list in medical record, gives updated list to patient, and faxes to PCP
  • Assist MD with electronic prescription preparation
  • Obtains and processes patient lab specimens in a timely manner as per the department procedure for urine collection
  • Prepares exam and treatment rooms for examination, keeps rooms neat, clean and stocked
  • Assists and serves as an observer for patient exams when requested by physician
  • Handles triage calls under an RN’s supervision
  • Provides patient education information under the direction and supervision of an RN
  • Actively participates in the orientation and training of new employees
  • Demonstrates proper departmental protocol when transferring the patient to stretchers including concern for patient comfort and safety during positioning and immobilization
  • Gives instructions to the patient and continually directs and monitors the patient through clear, vocalized instructions/communications.
  • Contributes to the efficient operation of the department including monitoring inventory and notifying supervisor when stock is low, in a timely manner
  • Takes the initiative to maintain order and cleanliness in assigned rooms and throughout the department
  • Takes initiative during assigned shift, as patient volume allows, to check for tasks that need to be done and follows through to maintain a professional work area throughout the entire service
  • Obtains, documents accurately and relays pertinent clinical/demographic information to alleviate delays and errors ensuring proper procedure is always performed
  • Checks patient I.D. and verifies name and date of birth before any procedure or visit is performed
  • Equipment damage control is a high priority, proper handling of equipment is always maintained, especially when moving or repositioning devices
  • Maintains security of computer screens and computer information in accordance with departmental procedures, including signing off when not at work station
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of sensitive material and information
  • Regularly consults with available personnel such as staff technologists, lead technologists, nurses, OR techs, or Doctors in order to pursue answers to questions or to observe new techniques and procedures; demonstrates a desire to learn more
  • Always responds to changes in scheduling quickly and accepts responsibility for this action
  • Promotes a spirit of cooperation through frequent communication
  • Demonstrates a willingness and ability to assist others as requested, regularly assists in other areas of the department such as: receptionist duties, clerical responsibilities, and other assignments as requested; always uses time for departmental advantage
  • Response rapidly and effectively to emergency situations, demonstrating ability to manage self, patients, and others
  • Remains in control and supportive of patient, staff and others as workload and stress escalate.
  • Regularly maintains and projects to patients a feeling of competency, friendliness, and professionalism – even when under pressure or stress.
  • Does not allow unimportant interruptions to waste time at the expense of assigned duties and patient care priorities.
  • Promptly notifies supervisor of equipment malfunctions, tags and notifies Biomed
  • Schedules clinic visits and Medication Class at discharge of visit
  • Performs pre service processes as needed, such as initiate anti-coag process, pt 1 form/GATRA transportation, and prior authorization.
  • Participates in the preparation and “time out” process of procedures

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Effective communication
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Organizational, time management and multi-tasking ability required.
  • Enthusiastic and optimistic
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Bilingual highly desired

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  1. Education: Training and certification in medical assistant curriculum or equivalent. High School Diploma or GED required
  2. Experience (Type & Length): Minimum of one year working in medical practice or equivalent experience preferred; and/or graduate of a certified Medical Assistant training program. Previous medical assistant experience and knowledge of medical practice operations preferred
  3. Certification/Licensure: BLS preferred
  4. Software/Hardware: Previous experience with hospital and medical practice billing/scheduling/information systems preferred. Basic computer literacy required. Electronic Medical Record Documentation

Additional Information

Equal Opportunity Employer

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

Important COVID message

Please note, Saint Anne’s Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.

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