EVMS

  • Medical Assistant

    Position Number
    6151704
    Department
    Physical Medicine
    Category
    Clinical
    Compensation Max
    USD $16.25/Hr.
    Compensation Min
    USD $12.50/Hr.
    Location : Location
    US-VA-Norfolk
  • Overview

    This is a full time position for a medical assistant, providing outpatient care for our patients and assisting our physicians in all clinical areas of the practice.

     

    *Your certification must be uploaded to your profile*

    Responsibilities

    Triage of incoming patients by obtaining vital signs, chief complaint, reconcile medication list, reconcile allergies and prepare patient for the visit.

     

    Obtain all pertinent records and tests relating to the current visit and scan information into the patient’s electronic medical record.

     

    Reviews patient charts prior to appointment to ensure proper documentation/authorization is on file.

     

    Document interventions in the electronic medical record. Review the chart for completeness, test results and billing.

     

    Schedules all patient referrals to include physical therapy and other diagnostic testing.

     

    Respond to incoming calls relating to patient care and document appropriately in the electronic medical record.

     

    Obtain prior authorizations for required medications.

     

    Responsible for reviewing opioid treatment agreement with all new and existing patients.

     

    Responsible for notifying patients when their prescriptions are ready for pickup.

     

    Assist with Urine Drug Screenings:  collection process & assuring chain of custody.

     

    Assist Medical Receptionist with check-in, registration and check-out process as needed.

     

    Administer injection of medications or immunizations in accordance with approved protocols. Observe patient for any reaction to medications, immunizations, treatments and significant incident.

     

    Assist provider and nursing staff in assessing barriers in care management for specific patients and providing specific patient education as it relates to pain management and rehabilitation.

     

    Review and update medications on the list- do accurate and thorough “bottle check/pills count” circling those medications needing to be refilled.

     

    Prepare exam rooms for patient visits, restocking of the clinical area and exam rooms. Sterilize instruments when used and maintain medical equipment.

     

    Assist patients with completing required forms.

     

    Complete all “tasks” assigned to individual team (as well as covering for other MA’s who may be temporarily absent). 

     

    Respond to questions from patients, family members, faculty/residents, other health care providers in a timely and professional manner. 

     

    Follow EVMS protocols related to infection control, environmental safety and patient confidentiality. Complete annual recertification for OSHA, Blood Borne Pathogens, Compliance, Respiratory FIT and IT policy. Maintain current CPR certification.

     

    MA staff is required to fill in for other clinical staff during vacations and illness and perform other duties as assigned by physicians or supervisors.

     

    Perform other duties as assigned.

     

     

    For veteran applicants, this position would be suitable for E-4's to E-5's from the Medical field.

    Qualifications

    Completion of a medical assistant program (or equivalent military training) and active certification (CMA or RMA) is required.  Completion of ABR-OE modules will be accepted in lieu of certfication.

     

    Copy of active certification is required upon application submission.  Documentation must include your name, certification number, and expiration date.  Any submission received without certification or any submission received with expired certification is incomplete and will not be considered.

    Location : Location

    US-VA-Norfolk

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