Medical Assistant

Company Name:
Tenet
Title: Medical Assistant
Location: AL-Vestavia
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The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the medical office and wellness clinic.
Assists in the assessment of patient needs and health plan by taking vital signs, blood pressure, patient history. Performs lab tests when needed. Prepares equipment and assists physicians with medical treatments, exams and medical procedures and administers prescribed oral medications and gives intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.
Completes all necessary documentation in the patient's medical record in accordance with practice's charting policy. Arranges for specialized consultations and appointments for testing as ordered by the physicians. Calls appropriate insurance personnel to pre-certify surgeries or tests ordered by the physician or other health care provider, which require pre-certification by the insurance company.
Schedule patient appointments, performs check in and check-out procedures and performs end of the day reports and balances payments of cash, checks, and charge of medical assistant program required, CMA preferred; one year experience in medical office environment required. Ability to prioritize and organize work area. Knowledgeable of HIPAA aspects of medical records. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with patients, physicians, hospital staff, members and health plan representatives in a tactful manner. Ability to work with patients, doctors, and families to provide optimal levels of patient care. Demonstrates a professional attitude and appearance. Legible handwriting. Proficiency in keyboarding skills and experience with electronic medical records and appointment scheduling/billing system preferred

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