Certified Medical Assistant
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.
Key knowledge areas:
- 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.
- Medical assisting
- Generally agreeable working conditions.
- Normal physical office demands.