In the clinical role, the medical assistant works with, and is supervised by, the medical team involved in evaluating and treating a patient’s medical condition. In the clinical coordination aspect of the role, the medical assistant is responsible for maintaining patient records, completing insurance forms, insurance pre-certifications, scheduling all testing and hospital admissions, and answering phones including patient questions.
Triaging patients into examination rooms including escorting patients to and from rooms.
Performing vital signs and EKGs and documenting in the electronic medical record.
Documentation of patients’ medical and medication history in the electronic medical record.
Examination room turnover after each patient. Set-up examination rooms for the following day.
Oversee medical supply inventory. Restock medical supplies in examination rooms.
Medical record requests from referring physicians and testing facilities.
Scheduling all testing including TEE/ TTE, catheterization, CT and all other required testing associated with a valve procedure. Schedule re-evaluations and post-operative appointments. Hospital bed reservations for in-patient..
Ensuring physicians dictate office notes to optimize timeliness of billing.
Graduate of a medical assisting course accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health (CAAHEP) or by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
Certification by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
Five (5) plus years medical assistant experience, preferably in cardiology.
Experience in communicating with insurance companies for pre-certifications andcoverage approvals a must.
Knowledge of interventional cardiology or surgery a big plus.
Strong ability to effectively communicate with other employees at all levels of the organization as well as with the general public.